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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2016 URL: Print Guide

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Data Management Plans

A Data Management Plan (DMP) is the part of a grant proposal where researchers describe the types of data they will collect and how they plan to maintain and share that data.

Other Funding Agency Requirements Information

Data Management at ODU

The University Libraries has teamed up with the Office of Research and with Information Technology Services (ITS) to provide faculty with guidance in preparing a DMP.

  • Old Dominion University Policy #5350 Research and Scholarly Digital Data Management Policy
  • DMP Tool
    DMPTool is an online tool developed to help researchers generate, manage, store, and share their data management plans. It helps create ready to use plans for individual funding bodies, displays funder requirements, includes funder templates, and provides step-by-step instructions on DMP's as they are being created. Saved DMP's can be edited, updated and reused. Links to ODU-specific information are also available on DMPTool.

    From the DMP Tool Homepage, select Get Started in the upper right. Select Old Dominion University from the Institution list. Login using your MIDAS user name and password.

    For questions about DMPTool, please contact George Fowler at
  • Old Dominion University DMP Guidance Document
    Includes a set of questions to consider when preparing a DMP.
  • What to Include in a Data Management Plan (DMP)
    A framework and checklist, including some approved wording, for developing a basic data management plan. For a more detailed framework, see the DMPTool.
  • Data Transfer Agreement Template
    Non-ODU researchers who wish to request access to an ODU principal investigators research data will need to complete this form. Contact Brent Edington, Director of Licensing and Patents, at 757-683-5052 or email for more information.

For More Help


Questions? Concerns? Comments About Data Management Support at ODU?

Contact Topher Lawton, Science Librarian, at or via Microsoft Lync.

Alternately, contact George Fowler, Associate University Librarian, at 757-683-5904 or email


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