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Data Management: Getting
Started

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)

libdatahelp@gsu.edu

Team Members

Joe Hurley

Ximin Mi

Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

Susan Wynne

See also your

Subject Librarian

Data Services & Support @ Georgia State University Library

The University Library’s Research Data Services Team and other librarians and specialists support research and learning across multiple disciplines involving quantitative, qualitative, business, and spatial/GIS data. Visit this page for more information about our data services and to browse our calendar for drop-in assistance and workshops offerings, or email us at libdatahelp@gsu.edu and we’ll connect you to the right person for assistance.

The DMPTool - Key Tool for Writing a Data Management Plan

DMPTool

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.

*More details about specific DMP Requirements by Directorate, Office, Division, Program, or other NSF Unit*

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.

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