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DMPTool Service Update: June 2013



Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • The DMPTool blog has moved! To get the latest updates and news, redirect your browsers to
  • Next generation DMPTool development status: We are making good progress on the next version of the DMPTool. The project page, including requirements for the new tool are located at We have set up an environment for developing the software, and beginning to add features as they are created and tested.
  • DMPTool webinar series: We held 3 webinars in June, with an average of about 65 registrants per webinar. (We know that several groups of people called in via one registration, so the actual number of attendees is larger.) The slides and recording, as well as the schedule of upcoming webinars, are available here:
  • There were over 200 data management plans created in June 2013, and 243 new users. There are a total of over 5,600 registered users from over 700 institutions, who have created almost 5,000 data management plans.
  • University of California use, 2011-present:

    Total users Total plans
    UC-Berkeley 94 80
    UC-Davis 116 75
    UC-Irvine 82 60
    UCLA 148 111
    UC-Merced 27 28
    UC-Riverside 24 18
    UC-Santa Barbara 48 41
    UC-Santa Cruz 44 45
    UC-San Diego 149 195
    UC-San Francisco 12 14



Contributing Organizations

There are now 89 partner institutions that have either configured their campus single-signon or customized the DMPTool for their users. There are participating organizations in 35 states and the District of Columbia; California leads all states with 19 participating organizations. A map of all participating organizations is available here:

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 Managers

Please send any questions or general correspondence to 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: (

Service Monitoring and Availability

Check CDL’s system status page at