TU Delft Library has a dedicated tool to help researchers write data management plans (DMPs): DMPonline

DMPonline offers a range of funder templates, including a TU Delft template. Each template has customised guidance to provide TU Delft researchers with information on local support, infrastructure and services available at TU Delft.

With DMPonline you can:

  • Write your plan and easily update it throughout the lifecycle of your project;
  • Share your plan with internal and external collaborators and ask for feedback from your Faculty Data Steward;
  • Download your plan in a variety of formats.

How to use the tool?

  • Go to DMPonline
  • First time users need to create an account:
    • Select “Create account”
    • Fill in the short form and set your Organisation at “Delft University of Technology”.
    • Next time you can login with your NetID (see below)
  • Returning users can log in with their institutional credentials:
    • Select “Sign in with your institutional credentials”
    • Click “Delft University of Technology” on the institutional login page or enter “Delft University of Technology” in the search bar.
    • Login with your NetID
  • Click on “Create plans”.
  • Fill in the information about your research project:
    • What research project are you planning?
      •  this is the title of your project
      • If you would like to use a test project make sure you include TEST in the title. Mark it as a mock project if it is a test plan.
    • Select the primary research organisation:
      • make sure this is answered as “Delft University of Technology”.
    • Select the primary funding organisation:
      • You will be directed to the Data Management Plan template of your funder. 
      • For projects processing personal data and requiring Human Research Ethics Committee application:
        • Select “No funder associated with this plan or my funder is not listed”. 
        • You will be directed to the TU Delft Data Management Plan Template. 
    • The TU Delft template is mandatory to use for projects processing personal data and requiring Human Research Ethics Committee application. 
    • You can use this template for unfunded projects but also for projects funded by NWO and ZonMW.  You can also use the TU Delft template for your PhD project (as part of the Go/No-Go meeting).
  • Once you have finished
    • You will be able to “Share” your plans with collaborators or your supervisor.
    • You can “Request feedback” to get advice on your plan from data stewards, or,
    • “Download” your data management plan in the format you wish.

More detailed information about using the tool can be found in the DMPonline user guide