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Research Data Management: Online Tools for DMP

Good Practices in Research Data Management

Getting started in DMP

How you write your DMP depends on what type of data you have, your specific needs, or other requirements given by external parties. You can refer to various DMP checklists and examples to learn more about what constitutes a DMP.

It is always easier to start by using established online tools for DMP. These tools provide researchers with step by step instructions to build a DMP according to the requirements of major funders or using a generic template. This is especially helpful for researchers who are new to DMP preparation. The most widely known tools are DMPTool and DMPonline.

DMP Tool

DMPTool is a free online tool developed by the University of California. Majority of the DMP templates provided in this tool are for US funders, but you can still use it by selecting the DMP template from DCC (Digital Curation Centre) for generic purposes.

To create an account, you can:

Step 1: visit DMPTool and then click Get Started.
Step 2: select Option 2.
Step 3: click Create Account and setup your login credentials.

 

Please refer this quick start guide to learn more about DMPTool.

DMP Online

DMPonline is a free online tool developed by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC).  Majority of the DMP templates provided in this tool are for UK and European funders, but you can still create a DMP with built-in DCC guidance for generic purposes.

To create an account, you can:

Step 1: visit DMPonline and click Create account.
Step 2: click on My organisation isn't listed.  Then you will be allowed to input PolyU as the Organisation Name.
Step 3: setup your login credentials and then Create an account.


Please refer to the online help to learn more about DMPonline:

DMP Checklists

The checklists below can help you identify the areas that need to address in a DMP:

Data Policies from Major Publishers

Recommended Books

Online Training

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