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DMPTool Service Update: September 2016




Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • New template: Department of Defense (details on the blog)
  • Themes: We’re still collecting feedback on the revised set of themes for DMP templates and guidance (details on the blog).
  • Machine-actionable DMPs. Join us for PIDapalooza in Reykjavik (9-10 Nov) to brainstorm PIDs in DMPs. Or come to IDCC 2017 in Edinburgh (20-23 Feb) where we’re hosting a workshop to envision and plan for a perfect DMP world; stay tuned for more details.
  • Roadmap update. The UC3-DCC dev team is in full sprint mode. You can track our progress and learn more about the project as we continue adding documentation to the GitHub wiki. A detailed progress report will be out next week on the DMPTool blog.

Contributing Organizations

There are now 196 participating institutions that have either configured their campus single sign-on or customized the DMPTool for their users. Welcome to the following new institutions:

South Dakota State University
Oakland 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