When you log in to DMPonline you will be directed to the 'My Dashboard' page. From here you can edit, share, download, copy or remove any of your plans. You will also see plans that have been shared with you by others.

Create a plan

To create a plan, click the 'Create plan' button from the 'My Dashboard' page or the top menu. Select options from the menus and tickboxes to determine what questions and guidance you should be presented with. Confirm your selection by clicking 'Create plan.'

DMP templates

There are several DMP templates in DMP Online, delivered by the system supplier DCC. You see a list of these DMP templates when you select a Funder.

Lund University has also a local DMP template, called 'LU standard template for data management plans'. To use this template:

  1. Select 'Lund University' as 'Organisation';
  2. Tick the box 'No funder', and this template will be applied to the data management plan.

Here is the PDF version of the LU standard template for data management plans:

Write your plan

The tab interface allows you to navigate through different functions when editing your plan.

  • 'Project Details' includes basic administrative details.
  • 'Plan Overview' tells you what template and guidance your plan is based on and gives you an overview to the questions that you will be asked.
  • The following tab(s) present the questions to answer. There may be more than one tab if your funder or university asks different sets of questions at different stages e.g. at grant application and post-award.
  • 'Share' allows you to invite others to read or contribute to your plan.
  • 'Download' allows you to download your plan in various formats. This may be useful if you need to submit your plan as part of a grant application, also, according to the Records Management Plan, definite versions of the plan are to be registered:

When viewing any of the question tabs, you will see the different sections of your plan displayed. Click into these in turn to answer the questions. You can format your responses using the text editing buttons.

Guidance is displayed in the right-hand panel. If you need more guidance or find there is too much, you can make adjustments on the 'Project Details' tab.

Share plans

Insert the email address of any collaborators you would like to invite to read or edit your plan. Set the level of permissions you would like to grant them via the radio buttons and click to 'Add collaborator'. Adjust permissions or remove collaborators at any time via the drop-down options.

The 'Share' tab is also where you can set your plan visibility.

  • Private: restricted to you and your collaborators.
  • Organisational: anyone at your organisation can view your plan.
  • Public: anyone can view your plan in the Public DMPs list.

By default all new and test plans will be set to 'Private' visibility. 'Public' and 'Organisational' visibility are intended for finished plans. You must answer at least 50% of the questions to enable these options.

Request feedback

To request feedback for your plan, go to the tab ‘Request feedback’, click the button on the page and your local administrators will be alerted. Their comments will be visible in the ‘Comments’ field adjacent to each question. You will be notified by email when an administrator provides comments.

You can also share your plan (see above for instructions) from the start with your faculty librarian working with DMPonline and research support. Make them a co-owner of your plan and you can both write comments to the different sections. A list of the libraries and contact information to the librarians is available at

Download plans

From here you can download your plan in various formats. This may be useful if you need to submit your plan as part of a grant application. Choose what format you would like to view/download your plan in and click to download. You can also adjust the formatting (font type, size and margins) for PDF files, which may be helpful if working to page limits.

Further help

For other questions or support, please contact your faculty library or send an e-mail to Servicedesk,