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January 28, 2014

A Data Management Plan Tool for UCONN

The UCONN Libraries and the UCONN Health Library announce the availability of the DMPTool, to help grant writers at UCONN prepare data management plans. UCONN researchers may find the DMP Tool located at this website: . Researchers need only to create a free account with the DMPTool, and doing so allows you to save online, all the plans that you write for future reference.

UCONN specific links to UCONN grant resources, will be available shortly within the DMPTool by choosing University of Connecticut in the pull down menu. Please note that you will need to use your UCONN NETID to see the UCONN specific links. The DMP Tool may also be used without choosing the UCONN link.

“A group of major research institutions has partnered to create a flexible online tool to help researchers generate data management plans. This effort is in direct response to demands from funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that researchers plan for managing their research data. By joining forces the contributing institutions are able to consolidate expertise and reduce costs in addressing data management needs. The primary goal of the partnership is to simplify the process of creating plans while increasing the quality of decisions made by funders to pre-define policies and infrastructures that support research activities."

As most are aware, the NIH has requested a data management plan to be included in all grant proposals since March 2003. Please see the policy statement and guidance located at this website.

Beginning January 2011, proposals submitted to the NSF must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled "Data Management Plan" (DMP). This supplementary document should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. For more information about the NSF requirement, please see their FAQ, located at this website :

Please contact the UCONN Health Library e-science team for further information. Please see our Data Management LibGuide for contact information.

We are planning to hold a series of workshops shortly, to introduce the DMPTool.

Posted by Jenny at January 28, 2014 08:32 AM