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DMPTool Service Update: November 2015




Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • Seeking usage stats? Just a reminder that institutional administrators can get basic usage statistics via the DMPTool API (instructions here). We continue to receive requests for more robust reporting—this is at the top of the list for future enhancements. Let us know what additional usage info would be helpful (e.g., a list of funders [templates] used to create DMPs at your institution) by adding it to the GitHub issue tracker.
  • Tackling the backlog. We’ve secured developer resources to begin working through the backlog of bug fixes in Jan (documented in the GitHub issue tracker). Once these are handled, we’re hoping to tackle some of the high priority enhancement requests. Stay tuned for a roadmap.
  • Template inventory. A new public template for the US Department of Transportation (DOT) will be available in the new year. If you’re experiencing demand for other new templates, let us know and we’ll move it to the front of the queue.

Contributing Organizations

There are now 178 participating institutions that have either configured their campus single signon or customized the DMPTool for their users. Welcome to the following new institutions:

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Tufts University
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Griffith University

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