The tool works by asking a number of questions about the handling of data in the project. Based on the responses the tool generates the plan. The plan is built up depending on your area of research, and the possible funding body. Plans in DMPonline can therefore be customized and contains guides and templates from different funding organisations, such as EU/Horizon 2020.
To use the service the user has to create a personal account on https://dmponline.deic.dk. There are no other prerequisites.
The user must create their own username and password. Afterwards users can optionally link their account to their institution and use the WAYF login to access the service.
The service is free of charge for institutions and organisations within research and higher education.
DMPonline is developed by Digital Curation Centre in Scotland and made available by DeiC.
The tool is a Ruby on Rails application with web-fronted and under-lying MySQL database.