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Data Management Plan Guide

This guide can be used as an introduction to data management plans (DMPS) or as a reference guide for those already in the process of writing a DMP.

Welcome to the University Library's Data Management Guide

The guide can be used as an introduction to data management plans (DMPs) or as a reference guide for those already in the process of writing a DMP.

The Iowa State University Library also provides access to the DMPTool which can help you write a data management plan. DMPTool offers templates for most agencies as well as some sample DMPs (the quality of the samples varies). 

What's New

This guide was updated over the summer of 2015. The update includes recent and anticipated policy changes, new navigation and organization, and inclusion of DMPTool. Due to the changing environment around data management requirements the information, especially in the "Requirements by agency" section are subject to change as new information becomes available. 

If you prefer the old guide, it is available until the end of 2015, at which time it will be retired. It's new address is: http://instr.iastate.libguides.com/dmpV2

Questions and feedback on the guide can be directed to mno@iastate.edu

Help

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If you need help or would like to arrange for a DMP consultation please contact:

The Office of Scholarly Communication
openisu@iastate.edu
515-294-1670