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Data Management Plans: DMP Home


The DMPTool gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create a DMP using a web-based generator. Create an account, select "Oregon State University" from the drop-down menu during log-in. You can save your plans, obtain OSU-specific information resources, and request review by one of our data specialists.

See some example plans generated by the tool.

Data Management Plan Resources

Many funding agencies now require a data management or sharing plan with proposal submissions. This page provides general guidelines for the development of a data management plan (DMP), but be sure to check for more specific information from your funding agency directorate and in your grant's call for proposals. For a full list of agency requirements, please visit the this page

There are three options for getting help with a data management plan:

  1. Use the online resources (below);
  2. Use the information and resources in this web site (see pages at left);
  3. Request a one-on-one consultation with our data management specialist.
  4. Send us your data management plan draft for review draft for review.


 To contact us send an e-mail to or contact our Data Management Specialist directly (info at right).

Online resources for creating data management plans

  • DMPTool has templates for many funding agencies and specific content for OSU investigators (recommended)
  • DMP Onlineby the UK's Digital Curation Centre, has templates for DMPs for many funding groups within the UK
  • ICPSR web site on data management plans, for social sciences data management planning
  • Fill out the data management plan questionnaire from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Example DMPs from the Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE).
  • Use the rubric from the DART project to evaluate your data management plan (especially appropriate for NSF proposals).

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Review of this website

This is a 27 minute overview of the most important resources to write Data Management Plans that you will find in this website.