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DMPTool Service Update: April – May 2012

DMPTool Service Description The Data Management Plan Tool (DMPTool) provides an easy to use interface that:

• Helps users create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
• Meets funder requirements for data management plans
• Provides step-by-step instructions and guidance for how to manage data
• Provides information about resources and services available at your institution to help fulfill the data management requirements of your grant

DMPTool Service Manager Perry Willett and Trisha Cruse or Note that campus library contacts have been embedded in the DMPTool and campus users will be directed to a local library contact.

DMPTool Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars Help Guide:  (

Shibboleth Login

Four new universities configured their Shibboleth identity providers for the DMPTool in May, bringing the total to 52 institutions.

Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities We added support for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data management requirements. The DMPTool now supports 18 separate funder requirements, including 13 different NSF directorates or divisions.

34 new users from UC campuses set up accounts in the DMPTool in May. There is a total of 426 UC users, and they created 35 data management plans in May. The greatest activity among UC campuses was at UC San Diego. Overall, there were a total of 283 new users in May, which was our busiest month since January.  All users created 232 data management plans.

James Madison University customized the DMPTool by adding local resources.  There are now 12 institutions (outside of original partners) that have added resources.

The DMPTool Steering committee, with members at CDL, UCLA, UCSD, University of Virginia, University of Illinois, Smithsonian and DataONE, continues to work on ideas for governance, sustainability and new functionality. We are now planning a meeting in Charlottesville VA in July to discuss governance and sustainability.