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Data Management Planning

Welcome to the Data Management Planning Research Guide

This Guide is intended to provide links to resources for the Data Management Planning service.  Institutional and funding agencies want to know how you are going to handle your research data here at the Health Sciences Center.  From creation to curation. Please contact me for a consultation to discuss your needs.

Please take a look at the UNM main guide for NIH Data Management and Sharing support.


Data Management Planning

Through this service, the Service Manager will work with HSLIC faculty and staff to create a data management plan that helps you manage your research data.  Creating a data management plan consist of documenting how, what, and where questions about your research project.

What We Do

We will work with you as consultants to create a plan for organizing and managing your data more effectively.

Who Is This For?

This service is for any UNM HSC faculty member, staff member, educator or administrator who could benefit from the creation of a data management plan.

How Do I Get It?

Please use the schedule appointment link, or send email to

How Much Does It Cost?

HSLIC provides this service free of charge. Plan implementation not included

New NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing Policies and Related Guidance on NIH-Funded Research Resources.


Information including a table of sharing policies for NIH agencies, repositories where data can be deposited, and resource guides for figuring out how to manage research data in compliance with NIH requirements.

Check out their new website

NIH recorded a video "Understanding the New NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy", with all the specific details answered along with common questions asked. 

Writing DMPs

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DMPTool (University of California)

This is a free tool to help researchers create their data management plans.  It has templates for major funders and examples of other DMPS.  An account is required for use and you can select UNM in the pull-down menu of institutions.

Other resouces

Data Manager

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Lori Sloane
Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center

Research Data Specialist

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Feel free to make a copy or re-use this page as long as you credit UNM HSLIC.

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This guide was created by a Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center staff member and is licensed by the Health Science Library and Informatics Center of the University of New Mexico under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License. 

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