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Scholarly Communication: Data Management Plans

A guide to issues in scholarly communications, including publishing, open access, copyright, author rights, and digital archiving

Writing Data Management Plans

Several federal agencies and funders now require a data management plan (DMP) to accompany grant proposals, according to the DMPTool website,


We have selected a number of resources that will be helpful in drafting your DMP, linked below.  If you do not see examples from your discipline or if you need more information, please contact either Stephanie Davis-Kahl or Crystal Boyce for more information and assistance.  

Agency & Funder Guidelines

Library Support for DMPs

The Library may be able to provide assistance with writing DMPs, advising on metadata, and helping faculty decide how and when to share data.  Faculty are more than welcome to house their data in Digital Commons.  Please email digitalcommons@longwood.edu for more information or to discuss your options.

Readings & Resources

The following resources can help you learn more about DMPs: