DMPTool for Building Compliant Data Management and Sharing Plans

DMPTool is a free, open-source, online application to help researchers create data management plans that comply with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy requirements.

What is the DMPTool?

The DMPTool is a service, run by the California Digital Library, for creating a DMS Plan. It includes a click-through wizard with templates to guide researchers through the process of creating a DMS Plan to be submitted with a grant application. The website also includes sections for funder requirements and sample plans. 

Capabilities of DMPTool by Access Level

Some features of DMPTool are accessible without logging in. Watch this short video to see how to:

  • Look up funder requirements.
  • Search for sample DMS Plans.
  • View a list of participating institutions.

Logging into the DMPTool

You can log into the DMPTool by using your SSO or by setting up a free individual account. Watch the following video for a demonstration of how to:

  • Find DMS Plans shared by other researchers at your institution.
  • Create a plan.
  • Request feedback.


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Additional Resources

NNLM Creating Data Management Plans with DMPTool webinar recording

DMPTool Quick Start Guide

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Videos and video descriptions by Dr. Marla Hertz, Research Data Management Librarian, University of Alabama Birmingham, used with permission.