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Open Access

Overview of Open Access at Cal State East Bay

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DMPTool is a free, open-source, online application that helps researchers create data management plans. These plans, or DMPs, are now required by many funding agencies as part of the grant proposal submission process. The DMPTool provides a click-through wizard for creating a DMP that complies with funder requirements. It also has direct links to funder websites, help text for answering questions, and resources for best practices surrounding data management.

  • Check out the Quick Start Guide to learn more and start using this tool
  • Sign-in using your Cal State East Bay NetID using Option 1: Your Institution


Dryad is an open-source data repository. Cal State East Bay is just one of the many institutional members of Dryad community. You can use Dryad to upload, browse, and share data. Login to Dryad using your ORCID iD and NetID credentials. Dryad supports datasets up to 300 GB and can keep your data private if it associated with an article undergoing peer review. All submission to Dryad are curated to ensure the data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR).

The Dryad website has a number of documents and guides to help you get started: