UW-Madison is a member institution with DMPTool, which is a free, open-source, online tool that helps researchers structure and draft data management plans as well as share their plans with others. DMPTool provides data management plan templates based on specific requirements of funders, but researchers should always follow the guidelines provided by program solicitation and the funder’s policy documents when creating a DMP. It is important to note that DMPs cannot be submitted through DMPTool. DMPs always need to be exported from DMPTool and included in the submission of the grant proposal.

Quick Guide: Using DMPTool at UW-Madison