Data Management Plan Tools

Data Management Plan Tool

Grant applications to many federal research agencies (e.g. the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE)) now require the inclusion of a data management plan (DMP) with each submission.  To facilitate this process for members of the Bates community, we have created an online worksheet that serves as a prompt for most of the general types of information required by the NSF in a DMP.

Given the broad scope of the NSF, the worksheet is designed to capture the elements common to all DMPs.  Submission of the completed worksheet results in a DMP draft incorporating your responses being sent to your Bates email account.

Your DMP draft is also emailed to Joseph Tomaras (Associate Director of the Office of External Grants), Kai Evenson (Senior Academic Technology Consultant) and Pete Schlax (Science and Data Librarian).  Joseph, Matt and Pete can work with you to address questions regarding your plan such as appropriateness of short, medium and long term storage and accessibility of the data generated by your project.

The Bates DMP Tool can be accessed by following the “Data Management Plan” link above.  Questions about the worksheet and suggestions for improvements should be directed to Pete Schlax (