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DMPTool Service Update: December 2015




Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • Maintenance/migrations. The DMPTool will be unavailable on Wed, Feb 3, 2016 5 – 6pm (PDT) while we migrate the database to AWS. The application will also be moving to the cloud so you can expect another maintenance message in the near future. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Roadmap for the near future. We’re grateful to have Brian Riley from the D2D team at CDL lending a hand with DMPTool development starting in Jan. Brian will clear the backlog of bug fixes and then begin wrangling some of the high priority enhancement requests. We identified and prioritized enhancements based on user feedback, which is captured in the GitHub issue tracker. Here’s the roadmap and a timeline is close behind:
    • API work for integration projects with other data management systems, to extract guidance and customizations, and to generate additional user statistics
    • Formatting tools for template creation and customization views
    • Search function for lists of templates, customizations, and partner institutions
    • Function for customizing auto-generated email messages (e.g., when a user submits a plan for review)

Contributing Organizations

There are now 179 participating institutions that have either configured their campus single sign-on or customized the DMPTool for their users. Welcome to the following new institution:

Georgia Southern 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

  • 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)
  • Get status updates via the DMPTool blog
  • Read more about the code, the project, and contributing to development on the DMPTool GitHub site
  • Log enhancements or bugs in the DMPTool GitHub Issue Tracker
  • Check out our DMPTool Twitter account

Service Monitoring and Availability

Check CDL’s system status page at