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DMPTool Service Update: July 2014




Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • Usage continues to increase. The new version of the DMPTool continues to get a lot of use. Since launch, 75 institutions have customized the DMPTool for their researchers. For the second month in a row, there were more plans created than new users. In June, there were just a few more plans than new users, but in July, the difference is striking: 368 new users and 489 plans created. That’s the highest number of plans created in a single month since we started in October 2011.
  • DOE support. We added support for the recently released US Department of Energy (DOE) data management requirements: We expect more agencies to respond soon to the US Office of Science and Technology Policy: Please let us know if you are aware of new or updated agency requirements.
  • DMPTool at DataONE. Andrew Sallans, Patricia Cruse and Amber Budden led a half-day workshop on the DMPTool at the DataONE Users Group meeting on July 7th. The workshop demonstrated the new functionality for both researchers and administrators, and discussed next steps.

Contributing Organizations

There are now 120 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