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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
STEP 1: Sign In to DMPTool
- 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.
STEP 2: Start a new Data Management Plan, or DMP
- Click the Create plan link or button to start a new DMP.
- Give your DMP a name.
- 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.
- Click Create plan button.
STEP 3: Write Sections of your DMP, using Guidance Questions to make sure you address important points for each section.
- Click the Write Plan tab -- you'll see the appropriate template, with the appropriate sections, for your funding organization and, if applicable, the specific directorate within that funding organization.
- Be sure to look to the Guidance area for funding organization guidance but, perhaps more importantly, the DMPTool guidance tab that gives even more detailed questions/points you should consider addressing in the section.
STEP 4: Download your DMP to Word to attach to your grant proposal.
OPTIONAL: Share access to your DMP in DMPTool to collaborate on writing.
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.
Writing a Grant and Need Boilerplate Language about RDS Support?
IMPORTANT: This is NOT data management plan language! This is general language about RDS support. For help on writing data management plans, see our data management guide.