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The current study is an attempt to explore the perception of the library professionals about research data management (RDM). It reports the present scenario of research data management in the libraries and explores the views of professionals on aspects of RDM like stakeholders, awareness on NDSAP, formulation of an institutional research data management policy, requirement of data management plan by research funding agencies, necessary areas of training for library professionals to provide research data management, motivations for library professionals and potential challenges for research data management. It has been found that researchers have approached the library for research data and most of the professionals have intentions to facilitate research data management. Out of the different benefits of research data management, library professionals rated top priority to the opportunity to learn new skills through RDM. Professionals perceived upskilling of library staff to provide RDM to be the most daunting task of all the challenges.