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Data Management Planning

Research projects that expect to generate digital data should have a data management plan (DMP). Having a formal, written DMP will help researchers maintain their research data throughout the data lifecycle, including proper storage, backup, documentation, and preservation for long-term access.

We provide a number of resources and tools to help you create useful data management plans.



The DMPTool offers step-by-step guidance for creating data management plans for all of the major governmental and non-governmental agencies requiring plans with grant proposals. Customized support documentation specific to CMU is included on the DMPTool page. Login using your AndrewID.