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Resources, tools and examples to help you create data management plans.
Learn about data documentation and metadata, including metadata standards, metadata creation tools, and standardized vocabularies
Archiving & Preservation
Learn about data archiving and preservation best practices and data repositories for agricultural and environmental data.
Learn about the benefits of data sharing, persistent identifiers, and data citation.
Learn how and why you should cite data sets and encourage others to do the same.
Example Data Management Plans
A number of example data management plans are available to use as inspiration as you develop your own plan.
Data Management Plans
Data Management Plans (DMPs) are documents describing the type and amount of data that will be generated during a research project. DMPs also outline how the data will be stored, backed up, and documented, as well as information about if and how the data will be shared. Many funding agencies require data management plans or data sharing plans to be completed as part of the grant application process.
The Digital Curation Centre has developed this graphic to demonstrate the continuous process of working with data. Data management plans help scientists think through all of these stages in advance to ensure that they are prepared to handle their data successfully.
UT Libraries staff can assist with creating data management plans and working with data at each of these stages.
DMP Tools & Resources
The following tools and resources are available to help you create Data Management Plans that meet funding agencies' requirements.
This is a free tool that enables you to create Data Management Plans by working from a funding agency template or copying existing plans from the public collection or from your own collection. For more information see the DMPTool's 90-second introductory video
Log In using your UT NetID and password:
- Click on "Log In" at the top-right of the home page.
- Select "University of Tennessee" from the drop-down list
- Click "Next"
- Enter your NetID and password
- Begin creating and managing your DMPs
MIT Data Plans
MIT's Data Planning Checklist can help you determine what type of information should be included in your data management plan.
UT Libraries' Data Management Plan Review
UT Libraries now offers a DMP review service. Our Data Curation Librarian will review your DMP to verify that it meets funding agency requirements.
Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Librarian