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Research Data Management


The DMPTool offers ready-to-use templates to create a data management plan for NSF, NIH, NEH, DOE, IMLS and others.

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Log in using your UCSC CruzID Gold Account and select University of California, Santa Cruz. 

Data Management Plans

Many funding agencies require that funding proposals include a data management plan (DMP). We recommend using the California Digital Library's DMPTool to create your plan.

  1. Use the resources on this page (and on the DMPTool site) to help create your plan and/or
  2. Request a one-on-one consultation with a librarian data specialist by emailing

Sample Plans

  • UC San Diego (Biology, Computer & Info Sciences, Engineering, Education, Geosciences)
  • RIO (Research Ideas and Outcomes) Journal Collection of exemplary DMPs
  • Rice University (Physical Sciences, Engineering, Biosciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences)
  • DataOne
  • NIH 

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