Harvard Biomedical Data Management Website Subgroup

Project Statement 

This subgroup will maintain and expand the Harvard Biomedical Data Management website, which was created to provide a central location for sharing information about best practices and resources for the management of biomedical research data from 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 will 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.

2020 Goals

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

2019 Goals & Accomplishments

  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
  4. Analyze the results of the reformatting prior to and after the report
  5. Recruit (1-3) more members to the subgroup green check mark indicating complete


Matthew Cioffi Senior Data Manager

Health Care Policy

Julie Goldman

Research Data Services Librarian

Countway Library of Medicine

Sarah Hauserman

Research Data Analyst

Research Data Management, Research Computing

Scott Lapinski

Associate Director, Scholarly Communication and Open Science Initiatives

Countway Library of Medicine

Jessica Pierce

Research Data Manager

Research Data Management, Research Computing

Mary Walsh

Chief Scientific Investigator Office for Academic and Research Integrity

Contact Person: Mary Walsh (mary_walsh@hms.harvard.edu)

Last Updated: 2020-02-05