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Data Management Planning for NMSU Researchers


The DMPTool is a collaborative effort between multiple institutions, including DataONE, to streamline the management planning process. NMSU is not an institutional partner, but anyone can create a data management plan using the DMPTool. A login is required to access the “wizard”, so you will want to set up an account by choosing a username and password. The DMPTool site offers a useful collection of agency-specific DMP requirements, as well as some sample plans and many public DMPs that may serve as models.

Data Management Planning

The DMPTool will help you:

  • Create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
  • Meet funder requirements for data management plans
  • Get step-by-step instructions and guidance for your data management plan as you build it
  • Preview and export your plans, as well as share them publicly

General Guidelines

A data management plan describes the data that will be authored and how the data will be managed and made accessible throughout its lifetime. The contents of the data management plan should include:

  • the types of data to be authored;
  • the standards that would be applied, for example format and metadata content;
  • provisions for archiving and preservation;
  • access policies and provisions; and
  • plans for eventual transition or termination of the data collection in the long-term future.

Online Tutorials

Would you like additional assistance with creating your DMP? The following offer supplementary explanation of the concepts and processes involved to the DMPTool.