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DMPTool is a resource researchers can use to draft data management plans that meet funding agency requirements. It's formatted as a template to address specific aspects of managing research data including data types, ownership, description, preservation and sharing. The tool prompts you with guidelines and questions specific to your funding agency, which will expedite drafting of plans.
Simply select your funding agency from the drop-down menu in the tool, fill in the text boxes in each section of the plan, export to rich text, and drop your completed plan in your grant proposal! It is that easy!
This recorded workshop walks you through how to write a data management plan (DMP) or data management & sharing plan (DMSP) using DMPTool. The workshop slides are available through Box. If you have questions or would like to request another workshop, please contact LibraryRDDS@pobox.upenn.edu.
Funding Agency Requirements in DMPTool
See the following link for a list of funding organizations whose data requirements are supported by DMPTool (including NIH, NEH, and NSF, for example).
Take a look at some of these data management plans that won the 2020 Qualitative Data Management Plan (DMP) Competition. Submissions were reviewed by DMP experts and scored based on an established rubric. You can use these as inspiration, but please note that we do not know the funding outcome of them.
A.Data management plans are the intellectual property of their creators. The California Digital Library makes no claim of copyright or ownership to the data management plans created using the DMPTool. You can, however, choose to share your plan publicly, so that they will appear in the library of public DMPs on the DMPTool website. This will benefit other DMPTool users and promote open research. See the Quick Start Guide for more information on setting your plan's visibility.
A.The DMPTool is hosted by the California Digital Library (CDL). Regarding information that CDL collects, the policy states: The CDL encourages the use of this site, regardless of domain address, as a way to share information and knowledge in support of the University's three-part mission of education, research and public service. This site is owned by The Regents of the University of California and operated by CDL. Site content is subject to change without notice. While most parts of this site are publicly accessible, certain services and information offered online may be restricted to specific users or segments of the University of California population.
For casual use of the site, the policy states: The CDL gateway site, www.cdlib.org, collects information to improve functionality and content and to monitor performance. Data is used to help answer specific questions about the usage and performance of the web site or individual web pages. At no time is site usage associated with individual IP addresses.
A. The DMPTool API will allow harvesting of some DMPTool data; these data will include institutions using the tool, number of plans created, and number of plan creators. The California Digital Library and the University of Pennsylvania will not share any personal information or your plans.
A. If you have previously logged in with institutional credentials from your former institution, you will need to establish a new DMPTool account using your current institutional credentials or by selecting “none of the above” in the institution listing and creating a new account. Content created using an account from a previous institution will no longer be available.
A. Yes. Many schools and centers have specific guidlines relating to handling of data and how it is stored and shared. A good starting point is this site. Protecting Penn Data: http://www.upenn.edu/oacp/privacy/penndata/
Penn Libraries’ Research Data and Digital Scholarship team offers a DMP review service for Penn faculty and researchers. All DMP review requests should be submitted at least one week in advance of the internal grant submission deadline and will be reviewed in the order they are received.
Sample Data Management Plans
DMPTool allows individual researchers to make their data management plans available as examples to researchers at their own institutions or to any DMPTool user.
If you have a great data management plan that you'd like to share with other Penn researchers, you can indicate this by selecting the "institutional" option in the Visibility section of the overview of your plan. Please note that, if you make your plan visible to others, they will be able to copy your plan and use it as a template.