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Data management planning

DMP tools and examples

Tools and templates are available to support you when creating your data management plan.

Use DMPonline

DMPonline is a free tool that will help you to write, share and export a data management plan. It offers built-in data management plan templates for many major funders.

You can use it to share your plan with others, co-author a plan, and output text in several different formats.

View an introductory video about DMPOnline.

Sample funder plans

Other sample funder plans can act as a guide for your own DMP.

The following plans are for illustration only:

AHRC: The Professional Career and Output of Trevor Jones (PDF) (technical plan for a large project that involved digitising an archive of film music)

ESRC: Realist Evaluation of Adapted Sex Offender Treatment Programs for Men with Intellectual Disability (PDF) (plan that looks at managing quantitative and qualitative data, including audio interviews)

BBSRC: Data management plan and sharing statement (PDF) from School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol (made public with the kind permission of the applicant, Dr Christos Ioannou).

NSF ENG: Data management plan from University of Michigan College of Engineering (PDF).