Data management plans – DMPonline

Many research funding bodies require submission of a data management plan (DMP) (or similar document) with a funding bid. They are also a valuable document for any project as they set the scent for the collection and management of research data throughout the full life cycle of the project.

The Digital Curation Centre’s DMPonline is an online tool researchers can use to create and maintain a DMP. The University has developed guidance embedded in DMPonline to aid researchers in drafting a DMP. You will also find the instruction offered by the Digital Curation Centre very useful when completing a DMP.

You can Sign up with your university email address and a password of your choice. IT Services have advice on creating a secure password ( When your DMPonline accout has been created you can link this to your university credentials. DCC have produced a DMPonline screencast to show how the tool works, this is also featured on DMPonline’s homepage.

A previous post highlights some useful resources to assist in the creation of a data management plan (Research data management planning).

The University Library’s Research Support web pages provide advice on research data management.