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Director, Research Data Management

Margaret Henderson
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Research Data Management

Find out more about research data managment with our Research Guide or web site.

Data Management Bootcamp

Graduate students, faculty, administrators and staff interested in learning more about data management issues and best practices are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, Jan. 7-9, 2015. This free collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience.


More information on the Training page.

What is DMPTool?

The DMPTool ( helps researchers:

  • Create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
  • Meet requirements for data management plans
  • Get step-by-step instructions and guidance for data management plan
  • Learn about resources and services available at your institution to fulfill the data management requirements of their grants

If you need help with a data management plan or using DMPTool, please contact Margaret Henderson or use the box to the right to set up an appointment.

Setting up DMPTool

Use the Get Started button or Log In to set up your profile in DMPTool.  Log In if you already have an account.


When signing up the first time, be sure to select VCU as you institution.  You will then enter your VCU eID and password. 


Further help can be found in the DMPTool Quick Start Guide