Data Management Plan (DMP)

Writing a Data Management Plan (DMP) is a requirement of funding agencies. In this section, you will find information about these requirements and links to various templates for DMP's.

Empa templates and support

External templates and tools

  • DCC provides an online tool to fill in and maintaining DMP. It has a collection of all recent DMP for various founding agencies dmponline
  • DMP template from Eawag here
  • Login page to DMP Canvas Generator platform here

SNSF (or SNF) the Swiss National Science Foundation

The SNSF values research data sharing as a fundamental contribution to the impact, transparency and reproducibility of scientific research. In addition to being carefully curated and stored, the SNSF believes research data should be shared as openly as possible. The SNSF therefore expects all its funded researchers

  • to store the research data they have worked on and produced during the course of their research work,
  • to share these data with other researchers, unless they are bound by legal, ethical, copyright, confidentiality or other clauses, and
  • to deposit their data and metadata onto existing public repositories in formats that anyone can find, access and reuse without restriction.

Research data is collected, observed or generated factual material that is commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to document and validate research findings. (From the SNF policy statement on Open Research Data)


  • SNF will make all DMP publicly available at the end of the project. The submitted DMP for application can still be a draft version, but it has to be finalised before the end of the project.
  • SNF supports the sharing of research data in data repositories with up to CHF 10‘000.- please request the full amount, check our support page
  • SNF requires that the research data used in the publication be made available in a public FAIR data repository before the publication is submitted. Check the FAIR public repositories recommended by SNF here
  • SNF DMP guidlines for researchers here
  • Empa guidlines for SNF application internal Empa link