DMPonline is another favourite tool for DM Planning. If you have some experience with it, the information here may help you start with DSW.
We have a different approach than DMPonline. In DSW, you do not choose a template according to your funder for your plan, you choose a Knowledge model. A Knowledge model is similar to a template as you know it because it determines the questions asked. However, the "Common DSW Knowledge Model" focuses on asking all questions important for your project and providing guidance. The questions are asked in a tree-like structure with a lot of advice and tips. They can also help you make your data FAIR and machine-actionable without the need of being an expert on these topics.Learn more
We also have templates in DSW, they are used when you need to download or submit your plan. The template selects only the questions and answers required by it. That way, if your funder requires a specific template, you can submit the plan according to their needs, but still have all the questions and answers that are important for you and your project. You can use several templates over time for one plan. You are not limited to use only one and having to create different plans for different templates.Learn more
To create a plan, sign in DSW and choose Projects on the left upper side of the main page. Then click on the "Create" button and you can create your new Project. Now you only enter the name of your project and the knowledge model and you can start writing your new plan.Learn more