DMPs Interest Group


We are an Australasian interest group for people interested in discussing, building and improving Data Management Plans (DMPs) - best practice and technical tools. 


Our membership includes data librarians, repository managers, infrastructure developers and anyone involved in managing or advocating for data management plans or their systems.

You can join the group email list by filling out the short application form on this page.


We meet 3 times a year, online, for an hour. Generally the meetings are unrecorded, however slides and group notes are made available post-meeting. The focus is on sharing current activities and projects, new developments and resources and discussing interesting problems. A directory of past meeting notes can be found at:

Our next meeting will be at 2pm AEST, 28 November, 2023 and registration will be listed on the ARDC Eventbrite page.


The ARDC Research Data Management Framework for Institutions has a useful section on Research Data Management Planning for universities and outlines benefits, planning practice considerations, training, culture change, integrations, ethics, essential components and much more.

The Data Repositories CoP has started a useful spreadsheet of Data Repository software used at Australian institutions, to which the DMP IG has added DMP Tools used at Australian Institutions and is available on request to members of either group.