The DMP Assistant is a national, online, bilingual data management planning tool developed by the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the Alliance) in collaboration with host institution University of Alberta to assist researchers in preparing data management plans (DMPs). This tool is freely available to all researchers, and develops a DMP through a series of key data management questions, supported by best-practice guidance and examples.
DMPs are one of the foundations of good research data management (RDM), an international best practice, and increasingly required by institutions and funders, including the Canadian Tri-Agencies as outlined in their Research Data Management Policy.Getting started:
For more resources and training materials spanning the entire research data life cycle, see the Portage Network Training Resources.
The DMP Assistant was adapted from the Digital Curation Centre (DCC)’s DMPonline tool, and uses the DMP Roadmap codebase developed by DCC and the University of California Curation Center (UC3).