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Data Management Plans for the Social Sciences

Suggested resources for designing data management plans (DMP) for your research project.

Templates and Tools for Writing DMPs


For National Science Foundation (NSF) grants 


For other granting agencies

Data Management Plan Examples

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education at the College of Engineering has created a CTools site with example data management plans. These plans have been posted with permission from their authors, but please do not copy and paste their exact wording. Follow these directions to access the site:

  1. Go to CTools and log in.
  2. Click on "Membership" in the left navigation bar.
  3. Click on the "Joinable Sites" button at the top of the page.
  4. In the search box on the right, type data management and click "Search."
  5. "CoE Data Management Plans" should be in the list of results. Click on "Join" to add the site to your list of sites.

Please note that this resource is accessible only to University of Michigan students, staff, and faculty.