Research Data Management Services

Research Data Management Services supports researchers in meeting funder and publisher requirements for data sharing, and ensuring that research data are usable over time. 


Data Management Plans

A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a formal document that describes the data generated during a research project. A DMP also details all aspects of data management that will take place during the integrated research data lifecycle when data are being collected, organized, documented, stored, shared, and preserved.

Getting Started with DMP Guide

  • DMP Guide - provides an overview of what is a DMP, key elements of a DMP, funder agencies' guidelines, and best practices for DMPs.

  • DMP Questionnaire- includes specific questions to consider when establishing data management procedures for your research project. The questions address the five core components required by most funding agencies.

Using DMPTool to Develop your DMP

The DMPTool is an online platform guiding DMP development according to the requirements of specific funding agencies. Texas A&M University researchers log in with their NetID and passwords.

DMPTool Instructions - show you how to create a data management plan through DMPTool step by step.


Publish Data

Publishing your data in a repository allows you to make your data discoverable and citable by other researchers. Repositories provide the additional benefit of long-term archiving for data that are shared publicly or with collaborators to meet funder mandates.

The Texas Data Repository (TDR)

TDR is the Texas A&M University institutional data repository, made available to researchers by the University Libraries. TDR is a  flexible online platform for individual researchers, labs, and groups and meets data sharing and preservation requirements from funding agencies and publishers. 

  • Contact us or search the FAQ - We can meet with you to share best practices for setting up your account and organizing your data. Search for frequently asked questions and quick guidance.

  • Publish your data in TDR - Learn how to get started with the TDR. You can create an account with your TAMU NetID.

  • Find open data in the TDR - Search the Texas Data Repository for open data from academic institutions across Texas. 

Find Disciplinary Repositories

Identify disciplinary repositories using a searchable registry.

Find disciplinary repositories


Research Data Management Training


Register for an upcoming workshop related to research data management. Workshops are open to all students, faculty, and staff at Texas A&M University.

View all available workshops