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Director, Research Data Management

Margaret Henderson
VCU Libraries
(804) 628-2714
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Research Data Management

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

Unlimited Storage on Google Drive for VCU Faculty and Staff

Google Drive (part of Google Apps for Education provided by VCU to staff and faculty) can be used to store non-sensitive data and some sensitive data (see Allowable Data box on Google Drive page )  Faculty and staff at VCU have unlimited storage but it is important to be careful about what you store and how you set up your files. Read more on allowable data and how to secure your files and folders.

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