New Survey Seeks Input on Metrics for Biomedical Data Resources

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Update on Feb. 22, 2021: This survey has closed.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking input from data resource funders and managers through a short survey on metrics for biomedical data resources. With the publication of NIH’s Data Management and Sharing Policy, the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) would like a better understanding of the existing and desired metrics that resource managers use to judge the usage and impact of data resources. Survey responses will be capped at 300. Submitters are encouraged to share their responses as soon as possible to ensure input is received. 

The NIH ODSS Metrics & Lifecycle Working Group has held two related workshops: Trustworthy Data Repositories Workshop in April 2019 and a Virtual Workshop on Data Metrics in February 2020. The agendas and reports from those meetings are linked below. 

If you have additional questions or comments about this survey, please contact working group co-chairs Dr. Kim Pruitt and Dr. Dawei Lin at

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Relevant links:

NIH Office of Data Science Strategy

NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science

Trustworthy Data Repositories Workshop

NIH Virtual Workshop on Data Metrics

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