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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.

Contact the RDS Team Leader:

Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh aswygarthobaugh@gsu.edu

RDS Team Members

Raeda Anderson

Joel Glogowski

Joe Hurley

Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

See also your

Subject Librarian

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & DROP-IN HELP HOURS

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 download your final version as a text file, Word doc, or PDF to append to your grant proposal

Get Started

On the DMPTool site, click Sign In, click Option 1 "Your Institution" button, type Georgia State University (GSU) in field, and click Go 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 and signed in.

Starting a new Data Management Plan, or DMP

Click the Create plan link or button to start a new DMP. Select the appropriate primary funding organization for the grant, AND, if applicable, specific directorate within that funding organization to make sure you are including the required headings/sections for that directorate.

Why have a 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, reuse, and cite your data, which is another measure of your scholarly impact.
  • 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.