DMP Resources and Tools

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

Online Tools

DMPOnline is a popular and effective tool that was created by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC). We strongly recommend using this tool if a researcher is looking to use an online tool. It is a straightforward platform where a DMP can be created iteratively. 

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) and is another useful online platform. 

UWC-Specific Templates and Checklists

A useful DMP spreadsheet template has been created by the UWC RDM team to help researchers build their own data management plans.

A useful checklist document for those undertaking projects that involve large and complex datasets that include personal data can be accessed below.

Public DMPs

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

DMPOnline Public DMPs



UWC’s Division for Postgraduate Studies (DPGS), eResearch Office and Library Research Support & Scholarly Communications hosted a workshop on creating Data Management Plans (DMPs) on 16 August 2021.