Data Management Planning Resources

If you are going to work independently on a data management plan, we have listed a range of resources to assist you. We highly recommend starting with the California Digital Library’s DMPTool. You will be directed to create an account (free) and will then be asked a series of questions that will structure the DMP generated by the system.
  • DMPTool: Create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.


General Information for PIs
  • Managing Your Data Manage, share, and preserve your research data.
  • D2C2 (Purdue) Plan, describe, disseminate, steward and archive your datasets.
  • Data Management & Publishing (MIT) Helping MIT faculty and researchers manage, store, and share data they produce.
  • Linked Data Practice for exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge on the Semantic Web using URIs and RDF.
  • Data Management Service Group (Cornell) Assists with creating and implementing data management plans, applying best practices for managing data, and finding data management services at any stage of the research process.
Data Management Planning
  • DMPs (DataOne) Create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies.
  • DMPs Online (UC) Afree service that helps researchers and institutions to create high-quality data management plans that meet funder requirements.
  • DMPs (DCC) A flexible web-based tool to assist users to create personalised plans according to their context or research funder.
  • DMPs (Data Conservancy) A questionnaire which builds on work accomplished by the Data Conservancy and addresses the main elements of data management plans.
  • DMPs (ANDS) Introductory guide for researchers and research administrators who are charged with preparing a data management plan for a research project or an institution.
  • DMPs (UCSD) Connect with UCSD’s digital technology services.
  • Data Management Essentials (Wisconsin) Six key recommendations for managing your data/digital materials to ensure their longevity and usefulness.
  • Research Data Curation Bibliography Over 680 selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions.
  • Research Data Management (Oxford) Organize, structure, store, and care for the information used or generated during a research project.
  • General
  • Dublin Core Metadata Promotes innovation in metadata design and best practices across the metadata ecology.
  • Open Archives Develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content.
Metadata Standards Rights Management
  • Creative Commons Search Search for images that are in the public domain OR have been granted creative commons status.
  • Open Data Commons A set of legal tools to help you provide and use Open Data
  • Science Commons Explore the intersection of the web, legal tools, and scholarly publishing for the benefit of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration.