A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a document of varying formats which describes how a researcher or research group will steward data collected before, during and after a research project. A DMP outlines types of data created, how it will be stored, organized and shared.
The California Digital Library's DMPTool is a free online tool that can be used by anyone to develop generic or funder-specific DMPs. It is the recommended interface for creating DMP's as required by specific funding agencies and incudes step-by-step instructions and guidance. The tool also offers resources and services available at partner institutions to help fulfill your data management requirements.
With William & Mary as an administrator of the DMP tool, you will be able to log in with your WM ID, save, share and collaborate on DMP creation, submit DMP for review by librarians, and access information about William & Mary specific support.
The contents of a good data management plan should include:
DMP's not required by funding agencies can be created in any format.
The DMP tool is the place to start when a funding agency requires a Data Management Plan as part of your grant proposal.