Our smart questionnaires will effortlessly guide you through the vast knowledge of data stewardship by asking you relevant questions, offering hints, multimedia contents, external resources and community help.


Questionnaires can be connected to external sources. Apart from getting to the answer being fast and easy, it also becomes automatically FAIR. For example, DSW is currently connected to FAIRsharing so you can enjoy their high-quality curated content.

FAIR Metrics

You can evaluate answers in each questionnaire to get an overview of how good you are doing in terms of FAIR metrics. Thus you are able to reconsider your decisions already in the planning phase to make your research more FAIR.


Once you fill in the questionnaire, you can generate a data management plan using our growing selection of templates to satisfy the needs of different funders. You can also choose different formats like MS Word, PDF or even LaTeX.

Machine-Actionable Export

You can generate not only human-readable document from the filled questionnaire but also machine-actionable formats like JSON (RDF coming in the near future). Thus it is easy to integrate the data from DSW to other systems.

Knowledge Models

DSW is a living place, you can find various knowledge models stored in a shared public registry and you can contribute by extending and creating your own, as well as give feedback and discuss with others.

Knowledge Model Editor

The Knowledge model editor is a tool for building your own new knowledge models or extending the existing ones so that they can cover new areas of expertise or better fit your organization’s needs.

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