Because good research needs good data


Join our user group and developer community, or engage with us in global fora to set the direction on DMPs

Keep in touch

DMPonline user groups

We value understanding how the community is using our tool and how we can improve to meet their needs. We run 2 - 3 user groups per year where we bring together our users for a half day meeting.

Virtual user group, April 2022

We discussed engaging topics such as new features for DMPonline and DMP Roadmap, development priorities and a review of community events. We were also happy to welcome new subscribers.

Virtual user group, November 2021

We welcomed new subscribers to DMPonline, presented you with the specs on versioning which we have worked on over the summer, and presented possible features from CDL which we can plug in to DMPonline, namely: adding research outputs and minting DOIs and integration with ORCID. 

Virtual user group, Summer 2021

We introduced voting on features raised by you, discussion of new features - versioning, integration with CRIS systems and improving guidance.

Utrecht, January 2020

Discussion focused on the create plan wizard and template selection. We were joined the European Commission, NWO, ZonMW and FCCN so also consider funder use cases.

London, September 2019

Discussion focused on demonstrating the conditional questions and new features requested at the Spring user group. We also discussed a number of small usability improvements to the tool.

Amsterdam & Manchester, March-April 2019

Discussion focused on the API and conditional questions.We also considered adding a school/department flag and a separate reviewer permission to support sharing of DMPs across teams of data stewards.

Developer community 

Together with our partners at the California Digital Library, we run the open source DMPRoadmap codebase. A growing number of organisations have installed the code and contribute to the developer community. If you add features, please send a Pull Request so we can consider adding them into the common code. 

Machine actionable DMPs

DMPonline exports to json and our data model maps to the RDA common standard for DMPs. We also have a number of integrations, for example with the OpenAIRE API listing grant IDs and the RDA metadata standards directory. All of these features make it easier to reuse the content in DMPs and integrate with other services. You can structure the questions in your template to define values for storage locations and data volumes. This allows you to set triggers to get alerts and also to use the API to mine this information.

We continually gather requirements to prioritise integrations and have published use cases for machine actionable DMPs. Key resources we have authored and contributed to are listed below.

If you would like to engage in these initiatives we encourage you to join the related Research Data Alliance groups