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DMPTool Service Update: July-September 2013


Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • Development status: You can follow our progress on the wiki at:
  • DMPTool webinar series: We held 3 webinars in July and 2 in August, with guest speakers:
    • Joan Starr (CDL) on promoting institutional services with the DMPTool;
    • Lisa Federer (UCLA) on health sciences and data management;
    • Miriam Posner (UCLA) on digital humanities and the DMPTool;
    • Jake Carlson (Purdue) on data curation profiles and the DMPTool.

    The slides and recordings, as well as the schedule of upcoming webinars, are available here:

  • We added support for Institute of Education Sciences grants (US Dept of Education) and the Joint Fire Science Program.
  • There were over 700 data management plans created in July-September, and 834 new users. There are a total of over 6,500 registered users from over 800 institutions, who have created over 5,500 data management plans.
  • Presentations on the new developments in the DMPTool will be given at the HubZero Conference at Purdue in September and the Digital Library Federation Forum in Austin TX in November.
  • UC use, 2011-present:
Campus Unique users Total plans
UC Berkeley 103 88
UC Davis 119 78
UC Irvine 86 66
UCLA 165 125
UC Merced 32 35
UC Riverside 26 21
UC Santa Barbara 50 42
UC Santa Cruz 46 49
UC San Diego 150 206
UC San Francisco 15 16

Contributing Organizations

There are now 101 participating institutions that have either configured their campus single-signon or customized the DMPTool for their users. There are participating organizations in 38 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