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DMPTool Service Update: May 2016




Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • Brian Riley joined our ranks officially as the DMPTool Technical Lead! And another warm welcome to our new UC3 DevOps/Developer guru, Jim Vanderveen.
  • Bug fixes. Bug-squashing is nearing the finish line. You can follow our progress in the GitHub issue tracker and via the DMPTool communication channels.
  • Machine-actionable DMPs. Everyone agrees that machine-actionable DMPs—or DMPs with more formalized structure and content that enables researchers, institutions, funders, repositories, etc. to extract useful info and monitor compliance—are something we should be striving to achieve. We have some ideas of our own about how to do this, and a platform to test them, but we’d also love to know what others are thinking and/or doing in this regard. Please send us your use cases, proposals for integration, anything of the ilk!
  • Template inventory. In preparation for future (more structured) DMPs and to bring our template-crafting practices in line with those of DMPonline, we’re taking inventory of our existing public templates and updating the list of new templates that need to be added (e.g., DOD, NASA, NIJ/DOJ). Let us know if you need a specific template stat and we’ll bump it to the front of the line.
  • Roadmap update. We’ve consolidated the project team, created a new Github repository, and drafted a rough roadmap. We also hosted Marta Ribeiro (DMPonline Technical Lead) in Oakland to define our co-development process and will be making an exchange visit to Scotland in June to finish ironing out the details. Get the full report on the DMPTool blog and stay tuned for regular updates.

Contributing Organizations

There are now 188 participating institutions that have either configured their campus single sign-on or customized the DMPTool for their users. Welcome to the following new institutions:

University at Buffalo
Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA)
University of Rhode Island
City University of New York

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