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Create a Data Management Plan with the DMPTool

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Do you need to make a data management plan? A data management plan describes the data that a research project will generate and how the researcher, or research team, intends to document, organize, store, and share the data. Creating a data management plans prompts you, and your research team, to give early and frequent consideration to these important issues. Additionally, data management plans are now required by many funders.

The DMPTool (and Library staff!) can help you create this important plan!

The DMPTool:

  • Guides you through the process of creating a data management plan
  • Helps you comply with funder and institutional requirements
  • Provides links to funder information, suggested answers, and additional resources
  • Provides Georgetown specific guidance to Georgetown researchers

To get started, go to and select Georgetown University as your institution under Option 1, then sign in with your NetID and Password. For assistance, please contact Digital Scholarship Librarian Megan Martinsen.