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Data Services: Data Management Plan (DMP)

Data Managment Plan

For support planning, writing, editing, or, reviewing a data management plan, please contact  Kara has extensive experience creating DMP's for federal, state, foundations, and other granting bodies. 

A data management plan (DMP) is a written document that describes the data you expect to acquire or generate during the course of a research project, how you will manage, describe, analyze, and store those data, and what mechanisms you will use at the end of your project to share and preserve your data (Source: Stanford University Libraries)

DMP Planning

Data Management Planning


Create DMP



DMPTool is an online platform providing ready-to-use templates for creating data management plans to be used in grant submissions for funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Department of Defense, and many more. Visit and sign in with your CMU credentials to get started! We also offer several sample DMPs, created by our Research Data Services team, which you are free to use as guides for your data management plans. You can view these under "My Dashboard" and scroll towards the bottom of the page to the section titled "Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Plans." 

Best Bet Resouces for DMPs

General Information for PIs
Metadata Standards
Rights Management

LInks to RDM Best Practice Resources

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