Local support: 

Yes, local support available for questions and technical problems
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The DMPTool is an online service for building data management plans with step-by-step instructions and guidance for meeting specific funding agency requirements. The tool originated out of the California Digital Library along with 7 other partner institutions that wanted to provide in depth guidance in response to federal funders requiring data management plans. The DMPTool is free for UC-Berkeley faculty, students, staff, and researchers to use, and is frequently updated as new funders mandate data management plans and as directorates change. The tool currently provides guidance from 18 federal and non-profit funders, including: 

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy (two directorates)
  • National Institutes of Health (two directorates)
  • National Science Foundation (13 directorates)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities

Login to the DMPTool with your CalNet ID and password to create an account and get started on your own data management plan. Please contact if you need assistance with navigating the tool or writing a DMP.

Research data lifecycle: