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Who uses the tool, and for what purposes?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 4:24pm

Anyone can create, view, and use other data management plans published on this tool. If you are a creator wishing to do so, use your login credentials from the institution and begin searching through the database. 

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What funding sources supported the development of the tool?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 4:22pm

The DMPTool was developed in direct response to the demands from funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, that researchers create plans for managing any research data. The original contributing institutions were: University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library, DataONE, Digital Curation Centre (DCC-UK), Smithsonian Institution, University of California, Los Angeles Library, University of California, San Diego Libraries, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Library, and University of Virginia Library. The founding partners obtained funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to create a second version of the tool, which was released in 2014.


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Where is the tool hosted?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 4:20pm

The tool is hosted on the University of California Digital Library. Also, can be found at: https://dmptool.org/

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When did development on the tool begin? When was the tool published? Are the designers still working on updates and improvements?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 4:20pm

This tool was initially founded in 2010. However, more recently the proliferation of open data policies has generated interest in the DMPTool and, DMPonline. According to the University of California Curation Center, in 2016, "UC3 and DCC decided to formalize the partnership to co-develop and maintain a single open-source platform. The new platform—DMPRoadmap—is separate from the services each of our organizations runs on top of it."

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Who designed the tool, and why?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 4:18pm

This tool was created by University of California Curation Center. Moreover, any of the data management plans that are published on this tool are the intellectual property of their creators. The California Digital Library makes no claim of copyright or ownership to the data management plans created using the DMPTool. As a creator, you can choose whether you would like other creators to access, edit, and use your published data management plan by controlling the privacy settings. 

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Describe the tool, its aims, and its features.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 4:16pm

The DMP Tool provides a researcher with the necessary resources to create a data management plan according to the guidelines for a specific funding agency. Moreover, this tool supplies a detailed, step-by-step guide for data management, and any information required to understand the resources and services that are available at certain institutions so that the researcher can thoroughly complete the data managements requirements to receive a grant from the institution. The DMP Tool can also be used by Librarians to inform researchers of the various data management processes, and even enables an individual to create a unique data management plan if necessary. Data management plans have become an integral requirement for grant applications, as several institutions require some form of a data management plan (DMP) before a researcher can apply to receive a financial grant. The DMP Tool is an open-source, free, online application, and it complies with funder requirements.

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In your own words, provide a description of this data management directive and why it's important for ensuring the long-term preservation of data and supporting data sharing.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:37pm

The DMP Tool provides a researcher with the necessary resources to create a data management plan according to the guidelines for a specific funding agency. Moreover, this tool supplies a detailed, step-by-step guide for data management, and any information required to understand the resources and services that are available at certain institutions so that the researcher can thoroughly complete the data managements requirements to receive a grant from the institution. The DMP Tool can also be used by Librarians to inform researchers of the various data management processes, and even enables an individual to create a unique data management plan if necessary. Data management plans have become an integral requirement for grant applications, as several institutions require some form of a DMP before a researcher can apply to receive a financial grant. The DMP Tool is an open-source, free, online application, and it complies with funder requirements.

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