About DMPonline

Funding bodies increasingly require their grant-holders to produce a Data Management Plan (DMP), both during the bid-preparation stage and after funding has been secured. DMPonline helps research teams respond to this requirement, and any expectations that their institution or others may apply.

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

DMPonline stories from the DCC website

New job in the DMPonline team at the DCC

By Kevin.Ashley on 17/06/2021

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Towards better efficiency – integrating data management plans with institutional systems

By magdalenadrafiova on 24/02/2021

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Time to bid adieu

By sjdcc on 22/06/2020

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Update to ESRC template in DMPonline

By sjdcc on 04/06/2020

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DMPonline: up, up and away

Image: Blue sky CC-BY by Brendan Humphreys
It seems fitting to write this as I take the train to Maastricht to visit our third DMPonline customer. This time last year we were putting the finishing touches to the new deployment of DMPMaastricht.

By sjdcc on 19/12/2018

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