Data Management Plan (DMP) Support


A data management plan is a document outlining how a researcher plans to manage data during and after a research project including how it will be organized, maintained and shared. More and more funding agencies are now requiring researchers to submit a formal data management plan (DMP) when applying for grants.

To create a DMP, we recommend you to use DMPTool; Harvey Mudd is a member school so you can just login to DMPTool using your HMC credential to activate your account and use related services on the DMPTool website.

The DMPTool has a nice set of templates for many funding agencies such as NSF, NIH, etc. Once you start a new DMP with an appropriate template for your proposal (e.g., NSF-SBE), it will walk you through the template outline section by section. Each step (section) has instructions and guidance explaining what you want to include for the section.

You can also find institutional DMP samples created by HMC faculty under “Links” tab in the DMPTool.


Available to faculty, students, staff, and emeritus at HMC.

How to Access the Service

Go to DMPTool and log in using your HMC credential. ETS can show you how to use the DMPTool in one-on-one session. Please feel free to contact HMC ETS group ( or for any help on using DMPTool through an one-on-one session.

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