We’re delighted to announce a successful launch of DMPTool version 3 today (February 27, 2018). This milestone represents the convergence of the two most popular data management planning tools—US-based DMPTool and UK-based DMPonline—into a single, internationalized platform. We plan to bring the many other installations of the tool in Canada, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, and throughout Europe along for the ride as we work together to make DMPs a more useful exercise for everyone!
The DMPTool is a free online application that helps researchers create data management plans. It provides a click-through wizard for creating a DMP that complies with specific funder requirements. It includes direct links to relevant documents in the funder websites, help text for answering questions, and resources for best practices about research data management. You login through NetBadge, and it includes links to UVa policies and resources that we have developed in addition to the ones built into the tool.
It was developed by the California Digital Library and the University of Virginia Library, and six other institutional collaborators. The original version was released in November 2011, and the revised version in May 2014. Funding for the revision was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The California Digital Library (CDL) is supported by the University of California (UC). Our primary constituency is the UC research community; in addition, we provide services to the United States and international higher education sector.
DMPTool ('the tool', 'the system') is a tool developed by the CDL and the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) as a shared resource for the research community. It is hosted at CDL by the University of California Curation Center (UC3).
In order to help identify and administer your account with the DMPTool, we need to store your email address. We may also use it to contact you to obtain feedback on your use of the tool, or to inform you of the latest developments or releases. The information may be transferred between the CDL and DCC partner organizations but only for legitimate CDL purposes. We will not sell, rent, or trade any personal information you provide to us.
The CDL holds your plans on your behalf, but they are your property and responsibility. Any FOIA applicants will be referred back to your home institution.
Your password is stored in encrypted form and cannot be retrieved. If forgotten it has to be reset.
This statement was last revised on October 5, 2017 and may be revised at any time. Use of the tool indicates that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions.