Data Management Planning (DMP) Tools

Various free and openly available DMP tools are available, and we recommend the following tools to help researchers create their own DMPs:

  • DMPOnline is a popular and effective tool that was created by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC).
  • ARGOS is the joint effort of OpenAIRE and EUDAT to deliver an open platform for Data Management Planning that addresses FAIR and Open best practices and assumes no barriers for its use and adoption.
  • Dmptool was created by the University of California Curation Center (UC3).
  • A useful spreadsheet template has been created for UWC researchers that can help researchers build their own data management plan. According to the UWC RDM Policy, all long-term management of any conducted research that is formally associated with UWC needs to be described with a DMP.

Public DMPs

Although each DMP will be unique, it can be useful to view other DMPs. There are various archives of publicly available DMPS: