August 5, 2016

Research Development Resources

Data Management Plan

Researchers who are applying for grants that require data management plans (DMP) can use the DMPTool to help them with writing the plan.  Based on the information they enter, the tool will generate a customized DMP for them to submit with their grant application.When accessing DMPTool, researchers should click on “My Plans,” then select George Mason University from the list and use their GMU username and password to login.

George Mason University Libraries’ Data Services provides help with locating and utilizing numeric, statistical, geospatial, and qualitative data; provides access to Federal and Virginia depository publications as well as the map collection; and offers consultation services for funding-mandated data management plans.

Please contact Data Services at with questions.

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has a Primer Series on information management technology issues with the
publication of its primer on Research Data Management,
which includes insight about data management plans and documenting research data.

Useful Links - Academic sites to assist faculty / grad students in preparing grant proposals

UC Berkeley Dissertation Proposal Resources – In addition to an overview of grant elements and planning, this site provides examples of successful grant proposalsUniversity of Michigan Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans – Comprehensive listing of a wide variety of funding sources including relevant books of articles.