Data Management Plan Development Resource Guide

Below you will find some resources and tools for Data Management Plan (DMP) development. These resources will help you efficiently develop and write a better DMP.

This list is under development—please feel free to share in the comments section any tools you have found helpful in writing your DMP and I will be happy to add it to the list.

DMP Tools



List of tools (worldwide):

 Data Sharing Guidance


File Formats


Data Standards

Data Repositories

Registry of Research Data Repositories:

Also, check with your institution.

Data Sets

Open Science Information and Online Training


Although designed to train EU researchers in support of Horizon 2020, this rich resource’s information is broadly applicable.

Additional Reading

Michener WK. Ten Simple Rules for Creating a Good Data Management Plan. Bourne PE, ed. PLoS Computational Biology. 2015;11(10):e1004525. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004525.

Schiermeier Q. Data Management Made Simple. Nature. 2018 Mar 13;555:403–5.

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