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  • For DOI Users:  Username is your email address and your password is your Active Directory password

  • For non-DOI users:  Username is your email address and your password is your myUSGS password   

Requesting a New DMP User Account for Non-DOI Users



  •  To perform a search, click in the search box and enter a term, title or keyword

  •   For DMP Editor Managers (Admin), Data Stewards, and Organization Managers. There , there is a link to an advanced search directly below the search box which will take you to DMP Advanced Search page which uses elastic query strings. The elastic query strings with lucene.  This search supports lucene search syntax that are often 'simply used' by using the connective words 'AND' 'OR'. If you search on Wild Horses, it will return DMPs that contain the words Wild AND Horses. You can narrow your results by adding OrganizationsRecords and Project Names filters. The connective word 'OR' is used with multiple selections within the filter. The connective word 'AND' between each filter. If you search on Wild Horses adding Organizations, Southeast Climate Science Center(SE CSC) OR Western Ecological ResearchCenter (WERC) as well as the Records, New Collection filters. You will return records containing the words Wild AND Horse which will be filtered within Organizations, (SE CSC) OR (WERC) and Records, New Collection.

    However, the link below goes into detail on how to use the lucene reserved characters to create powerful searches:
    The reserved characters are: + - = && || > < ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ " ~ * ? : \ / 

    For a guide on how to use lucene click Here.

    Once you have completed your search, the results may be exported as a JSON file as well as or a CSV file. The links to export are at the bottom left of the search results if . If there are multiple results, you may need to scroll to the bottom of the page to access the links.


  • Next, either click on the drop-down arrow or begin typing the name of the Co-PI in the Co-PI field, to see if they are already in the list

  • If the Co-PI does not exist in the drop-down list, select + Add New Co-PI

Once Records, New Collection is clicked You + Add New Co-PI is clicked, you are directed to the Create PI page. If they already have an account, the information will automatically populate when you enter their email address. 


Note: The Co-PIs and designees will not receive notifications when the Data Steward makes comments on the DMP.


  • When the DMP is complete and ready to be reviewed by the Data Steward, go to the DMP edit page and click on a box titled Flag DMP As Complete
  • Click Update to save changes 
  • Submit for Review

The will send an email message to the Data Steward notifying that the DMP is complete and ready for review.


  • 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.  

Adding a New Record


  • 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