Mohd Ikhwan Ismail is currently in the position of senior librarian at Hamzah Sendut Library, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage at the International Islamic University of Malaysia in 2005. He earned his master's degree in Library and Information Science from the same university in 2007. Currently, he is pursuing his doctoral study at University Malaya with a specialization in research of Research Data Management (RDM). His career as an academic librarian lasted more than 13 years and included positioning in the library's various divisions, especially the reference and research division. He has given several paper presentations at international conferences and published local and international journals. To date, he received 16 citations in Google Scholar. He is a certified Data Steward and the trainer for the Training of Trainers program at Malaysian Open Science Platform under the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.