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Research Data Management Resources

Data Management Plans

Researchers are faced with increasingly complex requirements to submit competitive research data management plans. Research Data Management Support from Drexel Libraries assists researchers with developing these DMPs through individual consultation and guidance in identifying digital data formats, quality standards, tools to create content, metadata standards and structures, ways to facilitate widespread discovery and use of digital content, and digital workflow and asset management/preservation. Help is also offered in using the California Digital Library's online DMPTool, and understanding specific requirements from funding agencies such as NSF, NIH, DOE, and NEH.

Libraries staff can assist you in exploring options for data management and curation. Please contact to request assistance.

DMP Tool

A group of research institutions led by the University of California Curation Center of the California Digital Library have partnered to create the DMPTool to simplify the process of writing data management plans by clarifying the questions to be addressed, and by providing suggested text. For a short overview, try this quick start guide and the variety of templates DMPTool offers from various funder agencies. The University of Delaware created a video workshop on the basics of writing a data management plant that includes a tutorial on DMPTool, and the USGS also has training modules on how to use the tool to make data management plans. 


DMPonline is provided by the Digital Curation Center to help researchers create data management plans. They also provide funder templates, many from the international community. Utrecht University provides a video tutorial outlining how to get started with the tool.    

NIH DMP Elements

The NIH also lists elements of their Data Management Plans submitted before 2023 and grants submitted after January 2023.  Templates will be provided by the end of 2022.

Custom Data Management Plan

Perhaps you want to create your own data management plan! This checklist from the Digital Curation Center gives a thorough explanation of what you can (and should) include in your own data management plan.