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DMPTool Service Update: May 2014




Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • Launch! We launched the new version of the DMPTool (at, first to institutional administrators on May 19, and then to the general public on May 29. In case you missed all the hoopla, the new DMPTool provides much more support for institutional customizations, as well as an improved user interface for researchers. You can read more about the new DMPTool here:
  • New URL. The first thing you’ll notice is the change to the URL. The DMPTool is now available at The old URL,, is used by UC to promote data management within the University of California.
  • Old version. The old version of the DMPTool is still available at We’re keeping the old version available for a short period. Researchers working on a plan can continue to edit the plan in the old interface, but they won’t be able to create new plans. New plans can only be created in the new version.
  • Documentation, Help, Outreach Materials. As part of the release, we have a new documentation, with help guides and outreach materials.

    All of these are linked from the DMPTool.

    Contributing Organizations

    There are now 117 participating institutions that have either configured their campus single-signon or customized the DMPTool for their users. There are participating organizations in 41 states and the District of Columbia; California leads all states with 20 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 contact us with any questions or general correspondence. 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

    Documentation and outreach materials:

    Service Monitoring and Availability

    Check CDL’s system status page at