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  • To delete a DMP, click X Delete

  • To delete a record within the DMP, click on the record located in the Records section to open it

  • Click Delete to delete just this record within the DMP

Adding Co-PIs

  • From the DMP Show page, click Edit in the bottom left corner


  • If they do not have an account, you will need to fill in all of the required information and then click on Create in the bottom left corner

  • If you need to add more than one Co-PI, click on the +Add New Co-PI each time to add a new one

  • Click Update when you are finished to save your additions


After you add a Co-PI, you may receive a warning message that the Co-PI does not have a DMP Editor Account or edit permissions. 


Creating a New DMP


  • Log in

  • Click on +New DMP

  • Enter your project name or ID number if you have it

  • Click on Create on the lower left

  • Continue to fill out the information on the DMP show page including any Co-PIs and add any designee(s) you wish to grant edit permission to.  If you do not select an Organization, the DMP will be readable by all Organization Managers and Data Stewards.  


  • To add new records, go to your DMP page click on Add Record

  • Select your record type in the drop-down list for Section and then click on Create

  • Enter the information (You can enter up to 5000 characters within each field in the record entry)


If you are using the NCCWSC DMP word template for maintaining the plan and would like to manage the DMP online, you can upload it into the DMP editor tool. To upload a template, the template must be a .DOCX document. The NCCWSC template is available at

  • Click on lick DMP list and select New DMP

  • Enter project name

  • Select the Template for NCCWSC DMP

  • Select Create

  • In the Records section, select Import records from document

  • Click on  Choose Choose File, then locate the file and click Import Record


  • To download a PDF of your DMP click on Download PDF in the top right corner, and a PDF file of your DMP will be downloaded to your computer's download folder

As the DMP moves through the different phases of the project life cycle, there will be multiple versions of the DMP available to download.