Data Management Plan

Data Management Plan Tool

DMPTool homepage

The Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool) is the authoritative way to build your data management plan. has templates from all the major funders, and sample language specific for Texas State University researchers to help you write a great DMP. To get started, go to

  • Use your Texas State email address
  • Click "Sign in with Institution to Continue" button
  • Use your Texas State NetID and password to login

Basics of a Data Management Plan

A data management plan is simply a 1-2 page summary explaining how you are planning to manage the data gathered in the course of your research project. Most funding agencies are asking researchers to submit a data management plan as part of their grant application. Always consult the specific data management requirements for your funding agency to write your data management.

NSF general plan guidelines

NSF Data Sharing Policy

NIH: Data Management & Sharing Policies