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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.

Contact the RDS Team Leader:

Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

RDS Team Members

Raeda Anderson

Joel Glogowski

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 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.

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