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Data Management Plan Guide

Learn how to write a data management plan!

Data Management SNAFU

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Welcome to the University Library Guide to 

Data Management Planning

This guide is an introduction to data management plans (DMPs) and data management planning.

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). It is recommended that you use this guide in tandem with DMPTool.

What's New


  • Note added that NSF's Chemistry division has updated their guidance document.
  • Blog post on R support and help groups on campus/in the Ames area.




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