Plan Resources: Templates, Tools, Examples

DMP Templates and Checklists

National Science Foundation

  • Template – NSF DMP template
  • Checklist – NSF requirements checklist for DMP evaluation (suitable to use for most DMPs)

Department of Energy


  • *DMP requirements vary depending on solicitation.  In most cases, follow the NSF guidelines
  • Template – NASA DMP guidance

DMP Tool

With increased emphesis on Data Management Plans (DMP) and the ever-changing requirements, we have partnered with DMPTool.  DMPtool is an online DMP management tool that will allow you to create, store, reuse, and share your DMPs.  Additionally, up-to-date templates and other resources are availible for many sponsors.  DMPTool is customized by CSM and access is granted using single-signon.

Example Data Management Plans

Many Sample Plans

Longitiudinal Studies, Survey Data, Statistical Analysis


Curriculum Development

Model Output (large dataset)

PI’s Working Indepedently