Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool)


The DMPTool allows researchers to create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies; meet funder requirements for data management plans; get step-by-step instructions and guidance for data; and learn about resources and services available at any institution to help fulfill the data management requirements for a grant. Librarians can assist in the data management process by teaching researchers how to use the DMP Tool and helping them through the various steps of data management that are required by a specific grant. Similar tools include DMPonline and institutional specific data management questionnaires.

Further Resources

Donnelly M, Jones S. (2011). Checklist for a Data Management Plan(link is external). p. 1–10.

Dulock M. (2013). Technical Services Report: Data Management: What is the library’s role?(link is external) A Report of the LITA/ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Program, American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, June 2012. Technical Services Quarterly, 30(1):107–13.

Johnson LM, Butler JT, & Johnston LR. (2012). Developing E-Science and Research Services and Support at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries(link is external). Journal of Library Administration, 52(8):754–69.

Johnston L, Lafferty M, & Petsan B. (2012). Training Researchers on Data Management: A Scalable, Cross-Disciplinary Approach(link is external). Journal of eScience Librarianship, 1(2).

Starr J, Willett P, Federer L, Horning C, & Bergstrom M. (2012). A Collaborative Framework for Data Management Services: The Experience of the University of California(link is external). Journal of eScience Librarianship, 1(2):109–14.

Strasser C, Abrams S, & Cruse P. (2014). DMPTool 2: Expanding Functionality for Better Data Management Planning(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 9(1).

Getler M, Sisu D, Jones S, & Miller K. (2014). DMPonline Version 4.0: User-Led Innovation(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 9(1).

Reilly M, Dryden AR. (2013). Building an Online Data Management Plan Tool(link is external). Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 1(3), eP1066.

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