Practice Article

Building an Online Data Management Plan Tool

  • Michele Reilly (University of Houston Libraries 114 University Libraries Houston, TX 77204-2000)
  • Anita R Dryden (Digital & Web Projects Fellow, University of Houston)


Following the 2011 announcement by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that it would begin requiring Data Management Plans with every funding application, the University of Houston Libraries explored ways to support our campus researchers in meeting this requirement. A small team of librarians built an online tool using a Drupal module. The tool includes informational content, an interactive questionnaire, and an extensive FAQ to meet diverse researcher needs. This easily accessible and locally maintained tool allows us to provide a high level of personalized service to our researchers.

How to Cite:

Reilly, M. & Dryden, A. R., (2013) “Building an Online Data Management Plan Tool”, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 1(3), eP1066. doi:

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Published on
15 May 2013
Peer Reviewed