Tool to create your DMP online

With DMPonline you can write, share and download your data management plan (DMP) online.

The benefits of DMPonline

The DMPonline tool offers a template specifically made for researchers at Utrecht University. This contains example answers and guidance relevant to Utrecht University researchers.  

Some research funders also use DMPonline. When you select such a funder you will be offered the template of this funder with some guidance from Utrecht University.

DMPonline is an international online service that guides you in creating a DMP by answering a series of questions about your research project. Research Data Management Support has tailored it to the University Policy Framework for Research Data with Utrecht specific guidance.

With DMPonline you can:

  • Write your plan and keep up-to-date
    You can easily update your DMP throughout the lifecycle of a project
  • Share plans online
    DMPonline allows collaborative access, so you can share your DMP with other researchers, within and outside of Utrecht University.
  • Create multiple plans
    You can store different DMPs for different projects. And you can make a copy of a previous plan as the basis for writing a new one.
  • Download plans
    You can download your DMP in a variety of formats.


  • For support in filling in your DMP, follow the online training  'Learn to write your DMP'. After each module you are invited to apply your freshly gained knowledge to write or adapt your DMP in DMPonline.
  • To get started with DMPonline, watch the screenvideo ‘Getting started with DMPonline’ below.
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