Data Management Plan (DMP) Tool

The IEDA Data Management Plan (DMP) Tool, initially launched in January 2011, provides an easy way to generate a DMP for inclusion in NSF proposals. The DMP Tool is designed to minimize the impact of creating a DMP, ensures that all relevant and required information is captured, and generates a well-formatted PDF that clearly presents relevant information to reviewers. While IEDA’s focus is on solid earth data from the marine, terrestrial, and polar environments, the DMP has been designed as a generic form that can be used for proposals being submitted to other NSF Divisions.

The DMP Tool requires login so that users can save, retrieve, and edit information in a personal workspace. You can learn more about how to create a GeoPass account here. The DMP Dashboard allows users to complete and/or re-use previously made DMPs (e.g. for a prior proposal) at a later time, to retrieve previously created DMPs, and to associate DMPs with funded NSF awards. The linkage between a DMP and a funded award is important for facilitating Data Compliance Reporting (DCR) through the IEDA DCR Tool as the work is completed and data are made available.  If you created a DMP using version 1 and would like it to be accessible in the DMP Dashboard, please contact us at so we can associate the content with your account.



Coming soon: ezDMP
IEDA is currently part of a project that aims to modify and upgrade the existing DMP Tool to serve the broadest research communities possible, including the science communities funded by the National Science Foundation’s GEO, BIO, and SBE directorates. Check back soon for updates!