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DMPTool Service Update: September 2015



Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • New Template. In response to updated guidelines, we added a drop-down menu for the US Department of Energy (DOE) with a new “DOE: Generic” template. Check out the DMPTool blog for the full story.
  • Template Inventory. We have a growing list of templates that we plan to add to the DMPTool in the coming months. If you hear anything about new requirements or have a pressing need for a particular template, let us know and we’ll move it to the front of the queue.
  • COS Grant to Connect the DMPTool to the OSF. Raymond Yee—who teaches in the iSchool at Berkeley and is well known around the CDL—received awards from the Center for Open Science (COS) to connect the DMPTool and Evernote with their cloud-based research data management platform, the Open Science Framework (OSF). The use case is detailed here on GitHub. For this first phase of integration, only OSF users will be presented with info about the DMPTool, rather than introducing the OSF within the DMPTool. This is a great step toward promoting a DMP as a living document and a great test case for working with the open source development community. Stay tuned for updates as work progresses.

Contributing Organizations

There are now 173 participating institutions that have either configured their campus single signon or customized the DMPTool for their users. Welcome to the following new institutions:

International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (CGIAR)
Harvey Mudd College
University of Mary Washington
Mayo Clinic

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 Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars

Documentation and outreach materials:

DMPTool Service Managers

Stephanie Simms contact, Perry Willett contact

Connect with the DMPTool

Service Monitoring and Availability

Check CDL’s system status page at