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DMPTool Launch News: February 27

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Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • DMPTool Launch Date. We’re excited to announce the much-anticipated launch date for the new version of the DMPTool: Tues, 27 Feb. Please note that the tool will be unavailable from 8am-5pm on the day of the launch. We added a banner message on the homepage to alert users to plan accordingly. Following the migration, everyone will have seamless access to their existing accounts through a new user interface that looks and feels more like our partner tool in the UK (more about the new version on the DMPTool blog). Admins will regain full functionality to create and edit templates and guidance in the new version.
  • Webinar for Administrators. To help DMPTool admins prepare themselves and their institutional users for the upcoming launch, we will host a webinar on Mon 26 Feb, 9-10am PST. Zoom link (recording will be available afterward).
  • Post-Launch Plans. We’ll continue fixing bugs, as well as refining and enhancing the DMPTool interface. Please report any issues and suggestions for improvement once you begin test driving things (details on how to provide feedback forthcoming). After the launch, we plan to devote more energy to making DMPs machine-actionable. Join us at the RDA plenary in Berlin (21-23 Mar) and expect more news on this front very soon.

Participating Organizations

There are now 224 participating organizations that have either configured their campus single sign-on or customized the DMPTool for their users. Welcome to the following new institutions:

University of Northern Iowa
Rochester Institute of Technology
Seton Hall University
University of South Florida
University of Vermont
South Texas College

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