Data Management Plan Tools Now Available

The University Libraries are interested in working with faculty and researchers in developing data management plans -- the best ways to share, disseminate, and make accessible research data. Their website has a comprehensive list of information, presentations, and resources. The objective of their website is to provide information on developing data management plans now being required by some federal agencies and to support researchers in the various stages of the research cycle.

For example, the University of Arizona Libraries subscribes to DMP Tool, a site which allows investigators to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. Scholarly researchers today are increasingly required to engage in a range of data management activities to comply with institutional policies, or as a precondition for publication or grant funding. Data management plans are now a standard part of grant proposals for most funding agencies. To aid researchers in creating effective data management plans (DMPs), a group of organizations collaborated on the development of the DMPTool, an online application that helps researchers create data management plans. The DMPTool provides detailed guidance, sample plans, and links to general and institutional resources and walks a researcher through the process of generating a comprehensive plan tailored to specific DMP requirements. University Libraries just added an American Heart Association template in compliance with the sponsor's new guidelines. To access the resource, go to and select University of Arizona as your institution. 

Additional Data Management Support

Developing a Data Management Plan -- online tutorial with 6 modules (you can view the entire tutorial or only the one or two you are interested in)

Frequently Asked Questions for Data Management Plans

Funding Agency Requirements



Originally Posted: 
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 3:15pm