Using DMPTool

To draft the DMS Plan for your NIH applications, UNMC requires that you use DMPTool (log in with UNMC credentials), an online Data Management Plan builder, where you can use NIH 2023 template to guide you through the process. See the information below on how to access and begin using this tool.

How to Access the DMPTool


Step-by-step instructions on how to access the DMPTool and start a plan:

  1. Go to DMPTool’s website at:
  2. On the right-hand side of the screen, there is a Sign in/Sign up section
  3. Enter your UNMC email address for access
  4. Press Continue
  5. The screen will automatically recognize your email address and ask if you want to sign in through the UNMC system
  6. Press Okay
  7. Enter your UNMC credentials
  8. Once signed in, you will see My Dashboard, which displays the data management plans that you have written using DMPTool
  9. To create a new plan, click Create Plan in the lower left-hand side of the screen
  10. Enter the title of you research project
  11. If not automatically entered, select University of Nebraska Medical Center ( as your primary research organization
  12. Begin to type NIH into Select the primary funding organization
  13. Click on National Institutes of Health (
  14. You will then be prompted to choose a template
  15. Choose NIH-GEN DMSP (Forthcoming 2023) from the drop-down menu.
  16. Click Create plan