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Data Management Plan

A collection of online data management guides, tools, and other resources for researchers and librarians. For scholarly publications and other resources on data-intensive scholarship, see the Data Curation page.


Data Management Guides

  • DataONE Best Practices – Primer on Data Management: What you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask)
  • Data Management – MIT Libraries’ guide to Data Management: a guide for faculty and researchers.



Please see the Repositories Page for information about data repositories

  • Software Carpentry – Lessons for teaching tools essential to data management (e.g.. GitHub, Unix)
  • Data Cite – The DataCite Consortium provides a number of services to support efforts at increasing the ease and prevalence of data citation
  • DMP Tool – Open access data management plan tool designed to help researchers meet funding agencies’ DMP requirements.
  • Data Curation Profiles Toolkit – Toolkit intended to help librarians engage in conversations with researchers, understand data management in different disciplines, help identify possible data services, and serve as a starting point for curating a dataset.


Guidelines from Funding Agencies

  • SPARC Data Sharing Requirements by Funding Agency (2016) – A community resource for tracking, comparing, and understanding both current and future U.S. federal funder research data sharing policies is a joint project of SPARC & Johns Hopkins University Libraries.


Data Management Plan Examples and Templates 

last edited 10/28/2020