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Data Management Services

DMPTool Resources & Generic Template: Overview

While developing your Data Management Plan (DMP), be sure to review the library's Guide to Data Management Planning, as well as our Guide to Curating & Sharing Data

Also, be sure to consider the benefits of sharing your research data publicly via an open access data repository, regardless of whether potential funders or publishers require you to do so. Studies show that sharing your research data increases your impact. The library is happy to consult with you as you prepare your DMP, as well as when you are ready to make your data publicly available, through Georgia Southern Commons, OpenICPSR, or whatever data repository best fits your data. Contact Jeffrey Mortimore, Digital Scholarship Librarian, for a consultation.

Generic Data Management Plan (DMP) Template and Outline

The Library encourages you to consider using DMPTool for developing and managing your DMP. DMPTool is an online tool that includes current DMP templates and examples for many of the large funding agencies that require such plans. Learn more about and access DMPTool below. If you prefer to use the library's generic DMP template and outline, access both here:

Generic DMP Template (.docx format)
General DMP Outline

DMPTool Resources

DMPTool Home

DMPTool is an online tool that includes DMP templates for many of the large funding agencies that require such plans. See example DMPs created using DMPTool here.

DMPTool includes general guidance, links to documentation, issues to consider, and specific questions to think about as you prepare your DMP. Space is provided to compose a response for each of the main areas the funding agency requires you to address in your plan. You can save and come back to your plan as often as you like. When you are finished, export your plan in plain text format and insert it into your final proposal. 

​DMPTool Support Materials

See the following resources to get started using DMPTool:

Creating an Account

When creating an account, you will be prompted to select your institution from a list. In the dropdown menu, select Georgia Southern University, then create your account using your Georgia Southern University email. 

First, click "Get Started". Second, click "Your Institution". Third, type and select "Georgia Southern University", then click "Go". Complete the form, then click "Create Account".


For help, contact the Georgia Southern Commons Team at A member of the Georgia Southern Commons Team will respond as soon as possible during regular business hours.