Creating and implementing a data management plan is an investment in your current and future research. It saves time, increases research impact, improves accessibility, addresses privacy and confidentiality issues, safeguards data, and ensures compliance.
Write a DMP
Researchers are increasingly required by institutions and funders to submit a data management plan (DMP) as part of a research proposal. In order to meet these requirements, we offer access to DMPTool via your Tulane credentials.
Here you can easily:
DMPTool Quick Start Guide
A brief guide to the tool and how to create and share your plan.
How to Implement a Data Management Plan
Data Management Plans are often submitted with grant proposals. Thus, these plans are written generally, as many details about day to day data management are still not known. Many research groups are also not used to document changes in their data management plan during the research process, so the Data Management Plan becomes less useful.
Oregon State University Research Data Services created a DMP Implementation Plan template that is discipline agnostic and open source through a CC0 license. The goal of this template is both to help research groups make concrete and specific decisions about data management practices, and to make it a living document that can be updated and consulted often.
Learn more about the OSU DMP Implementation Plan template here: https://landonma.github.io/Data-Management-Templates-Project/
In 2013, the Office of Science and Technology (OST) released a memorandum that directed all Federal agencies with Research and Development expenditures of more than $100 million to draft plans to make publicly funded data accessible to all U.S. citizens.
Therefore, individual agencies have generated policies that are appropriate for the disciplines they serve. Please follow the rules and regulations appropriate for your funder, discipline and data content when sharing.
Other compliance policies: