Research funders and organisations increasingly require data management plans, both during the bid-preparation stage and after funding has been secured.

DMPonline is the DCC's data management planning tool. It provides tailored guidance and examples to help researchers write data management plans. The tool includes a number of templates for funders in the UK and overseas so researchers can write DMPs according to the specific requirements they need to meet.

Anyone can use DMPonline. If your organisation is not listed, just select 'other organisation' or ask for it to be added. Try the tool for yourself at

Customising DMPonline

DMPonline can be customised by institutions to provide tailored support for their users. This is a chargeable service. Get in touch to request a quote and obtain access.

Please also consult the user guide for administrators.

Administrative permissions allow you to:

  • Provide logos and links in an institutional header
  • Add template(s) based on DMP requirements at their institution
  • Customise funder templates by adding sections, gudiance and example answers
  • Provide tailored guidance by DMP themes for the institution and any sub-groups (e.g. departments)
  • Enable plan review support so you can offer DMP consultations and be alerted to user requests
  • Review usage statistics and data download to track users and plan numbers over time
  • Read the full text of DMPs for users in your organisation
  • Assign permissions to other institutional users
  • Use the API to automatically exchange data to/from DMPonline

If you would like to customise the tool, contact us to request admin access for your organisation.

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All our code is open and available for you to redistribute and/or modify it under the terms of the MIT Licence (MIT)