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Data Management Plans

Preparing a data management plan is not only a requirement for many funding agencies, but also encourages successful handling of collected data across a project’s lifecycle and beyond. The Library recommends using DMPTool, which is an interactive, online tool designed to help researchers create and share their data management plans. The site provides:

  • specific funder requirements
  • sample plans
  • step-by-step guidance to create a plan for your grant proposal
  • ability to save, edit, update and reuse your plans

Sign into the DMPTool using your UCM Net ID to start creating your own plans based on requirements from funding agencies.


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Additional Resources:

UCSD Sample NSF Data Management Plans
Includes numerous sample Data Management Plans across a range of disciplines

Guidelines for Effective Data Management (ICPSR)
Includes a framework, and links to example plans

NSF ENG example from University of Michigan
Provides examples of good and bad language used in an ENG data management plan

Examples of Data Management Plans


If you'd like more information on research data curation and management, please schedule a consultation: