About DMPonline

About DMPonline

Funding bodies increasingly require their grant holders to produce Data Management Plans (DMPs). DMPonline is an online tool to help researchers and research teams write DMPs. The tool provides detailed guidance and links to general and organisational resources and walks a researcher through the process of generating a comprehensive plan tailored to specific DMP requirements.

DMPonline is based on the open source DMPRoadmap codebase, which is jointly developed by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and the University of California Curation Center (UC3). The DCC & UC3 work closely with research funders and universities to produce a tool that generates active DMPs and caters for the whole lifecycle of a project, from bid-preparation stage through to completion.

How the Tool Works

There are a number of templates within the tool that represent the requirements of different funders and institutions. Users are asked three questions at the outset so we can determine the appropriate template to display (e.g. the ESRC template when applying for an ESRC grant). Guidance is provided to help you interpret and answer the questions. This guidance is provided by researcher funders, universities and disciplines.

Getting Started

If you have an account please 'Sign in' and start creating or editing your DMP.

If you do not have a DMPonline account, click on Create account on the homepage.

Please visit the Help page for guidance.

Additional Information

We are constantly improving the user interface and functionality of DMPonline. If you would like to contribute with feedback and suggestions, please contact us by emailing You can also report bugs and request new features directly on GitHub