The DMPTool is a web-based application developed to aid researchers write Data Management Plans (DMP) and/or Technology Control Plans (TCP), using funding focused templates. Researchers can save, edit, and share plans as well as request a review of their plan from the Office of Research.
Funding organizations may have specific guidelines and policies, so template structures may differ. In general, there are 7 sections: Data Collection, Documentation and Metadata, Ethics and Legal Compliance, Storage and Backup, Selection and Preservation, Data Sharing, Responsibilities and Resources. It is important to accurately document the entire lifecycle of research data from collection, execution, analysis, publication, to archival. Remember that a DMP can be updated as needed or as projects change.