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Research Data Management Organizer


RDMO stands for Research Data Management Organizer – a tool that allows creating custom data management plans for your research projects based on specific parameters. Among other things, the tool can help ensure compliance with rules stipulated by third-party funding providers. The RDMO is useful for structured planning and implementation, and for organizing the handling of research data for academic projects. Use of the RDMO is particularly recommended for large-scale research projects with many different participants, requiring major coordination to manage research data.

The University of Bonn has its own standalone RDMO software for use by faculty and graduate students.

If interested in using this tool, contact us at [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]

For general information on the RDMO project , visit The source code of RDMO is published on github. The RDMO documentation is available at readthedocs.

RDMO Quick Start Guide

  • Address

    You'll find RDMO at University of Bonn here:
  • Registration

    If you do not have an account yet, please register at . An email message with a confirmation link will be sent to the email address you specified. To confirm your identity, please click on the provided link.

  • Creating a new project

    To add a new project to your account, click on the Create new project icon.

    RDMO screenshot my projects

    Please add the project title and, optionally, a description of your research project. Next, choose the Questionnaire based on DFG requirements catalog. Confirm the information you entered by clicking on the Create Project icon in the lower left corner.

    RDMO screenshot new project

  • Project overview

    After creating a new project, you will be automatically redirected to a page where you can manage your research project. To start filling in the questionnaire, click on the Answer questions icon.

    RDMO screenshot project Overview

  • Questionnaire

    In the questionnaire, you will be asked about various aspects of research data management that should be considered and implemented in your project. For your convenience, many questions are accompanied by explanations and links to additional ressources and/or relevant services available at the University of Bonn.

    On the right hand side of the questionnaire page you will find a progress bar. You can save your progress any time and continue filling in the questionnaire at a later timepoint. Via the Navigation menu you can browse through individual sections of the catalog.

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  • View and export answers

    On the Project overview page (see above) you can view your answers and export them to various text file formats. With this, you have now prepared complete text paragraphs for your DMP.


  • Data backup

    All the data you enter into RDMO is stored in the infrastructure of the University Computer Center (HRZ). Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, we recommend that you save your project also locally as a RDMO-XML file. The corresponding save option can be found on the project overview page.


  • Feedback

    We are looking forward to any suggestions you may have regarding the RDMO Platform, the questionnaire and/or the Quick Start Guide. Your input will help to further improve our services!
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