Web page IconThe subgroup will review, maintain, and expand the Harvard Biomedical Data Management website, created to provide a central location for sharing information about best practices and resources for the management of biomedical research data at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals. This subgroup will keep the website up-to-date, and oversee larger projects to develop new content for the site. This project will also work to improve the usability and aesthetics of the website. Using feedback from website users and shared expertise from subgroup members, the website will remain well positioned to offer educational resources and information to the Harvard biomedical community.


Cioffi, M., Goldman, J., Hauserman, S., Lapinski, S., Pierce, J., & Walsh, M. (2020). Harvard Biomedical Data Management Website User Testing Report.

2021 Goals 

  1. Market "Biomedical Research Data Management" website refresh, highlighting introduced original content, resources, and media.
  2. Complete edits based on soft launch review
  3. Develop and follow website maintenance schedule for content updates
  4. Run user testing sessions to guide design refinement and improve the overall experience of users
  5. Publish an approved LMA RDMWG logo to be used on the website
  6. Explore features within new Drupal 8 platform


  • 2020

    1. Finalize and publish the Website Usability Report to our website and distribute  green check mark indicating complete
    2. Develop plan for website migration to new Drupal 8 platform green check mark indicating complete
    3. Execute plan to migrate website to new Drupal 8 platform green check mark indicating complete
    4. Retire old website on OpenScholar green check mark indicating complete
    5. Recruit (1-3) more members to the subgroup green check mark indicating complete


  • 2019

    1. Publish all subgroups’ annual goals to the website to promote transparency green check mark indicating complete
    2. Complete a usability report for the website green check mark indicating complete
    3. Website updates, including suggestions from usability report and from other subgroups green check mark indicating complete
    4. Analyze the results of the reformatting prior to and after the report
    5. Recruit (1-3) more members to the subgroup