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Data Management: Getting

The GSU library can help you manage your working data, write data management plans for grants, and make your data accessible for future researchers.

Data Management Advisory Team (DMAT)

Contact the Data Management Advisory Team (DMAT) Chair:

Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

Team Members

Joel Glogowski

Joe Hurley

Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

See also your

Subject Librarian

The DMPTool - Key Tool for Writing a Data Management Plan


With the DMPTool, you can

  • Create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
  • Meet requirements for data management plans
  • Get step-by-step instructions and guidance for data management plan
  • Learn about resources and services available at your institution to fulfill the data management requirements of their grants

The DMPTool provides

  • guided help
  • customized, ready-to-use templates
  • proper formatting for your plan (including labels/headings)
  • the ability to export your final version as plain text or rich text

Get Started

On the DMPTool site, click Log In, then select Georgia State University from the dropdown menu and click the Next button.  You'll then be routed to GSU's login page - login with your CampusID and password.  You'll then be routed back to the DMPTool.

Starting a new Data Management Plan, or DMP

In your My Dashboard, click the Create new DMP button, click the Select Template button, and then select the appropriate funding agency AND, if applicable, specific directorate within that funding agency to make sure you are including the required headings/sections for that directorate.


And, every page of the DMPTool should have the below links to the GSU Library's online help guide and to send us, the Data Management Advisory Team, an email.

Why have Data Management Plan?

YOU may need a Data Management Plan because:
  • Your grant funding agency requires one.
  • You want your data to be well-organized during and after your research project.
  • You want other researchers to be able to discover and reuse your data.
  • You want to be transparent about your research by sharing your data and analysis process so others can replicate your findings.
  • You want your data to be preserved and archived.