Use DM for your CV! DM Student Workers will upload your data for you.

Digital Measures (DM) is a powerful CV-oriented database that you are free to start using at any time. Send your CV to and our student workers will upload it for you, saving you time.

The tabs below contain information for College of Agriculture faculty to enter data into Digital Measures for:

  • USDA Reporting
  • Annual Activity Review
  • Updating or maintaining publications
  • Web profile

USDA Reporting

USDA Reporting

Faculty deadline for reporting for Jan.-Dec. 2020 is February 16, 2021

Read this Communication to Faculty from Associate Dean Engel and Senior Associate Dean Henderson on USDA Reporting in Digital Measures

Purdue, as a land-grant institution, is federally mandated to report overall impacts from formula-funded programs such as Hatch, Animal Health, McIntire-Stennis and Smith-Lever. Data entered in DM are pulled to report annually to USDA NIFA. Accuracy and timeliness of data entered in DM are critical to our ability to report on Research and Extension activities.

Purdue Fundamental and Applied Research and Extension Showcase


DM SCREEN: USDA Research, Extension and Programmatic Impacts

Instructions for USDA-Funded Research Reporting


Here is a message from Dr. Jason Henderson, Director of Extension, with expectations about reporting on Extension activities.

DM Updates for Extension Specialists at PDC, December 8, 2020. Slides and presentation recording are available on, “Professional Development Conference 2020 folder”. Here is the link.

DM SCREENS: Based on your Extension role, you may use the USDA Research, Extension & Programmatic Impacts screen or the three Extension screens – Learning EventsOther Activities, and Impact Statements to document your activities for the year.

Running a DM Report

Go to “getting data out” for information on running DM reports to pull data you have entered.

Annual Activity Review

Annual Activity Review

This section will discuss entering faculty accomplishments and activities, which are then used for various reporting purposes:

  • Annual Activities Review
  • Promotion & Tenure
  • ABET accreditation
  • Other university requests​​

This screenshot highlights the fields which are most commonly used in Annual Activity Reviews.

Classes Taught (under "Teaching" header) and Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research (under the "Scholarship" header) come from BANNER and COEUS/SPS. Please check for accuracy

All data fields which are not highlighted are populated by data entered by individual faculty or by DM students working from your CV. Within each screen, you are able to edit existing entries (unless they are locked), or create new entries using the +Add New Item block on the upper right of the screen.

What data do I need to enter?

This blue boxes in screenshot above illustrate the fields which are most commonly used in Annual Activity Reviews. Brief instructions on how to enter information into DM can be found here.

  • Directed Student Learning (under the "Teaching" header) is the space for entering involvement on thesis and dissertation committees. There should be one Item for each student whose direction you are involved with.
  • Academic Mentoring (under the "Teaching" header) is where you should enter/quantify/describe student mentoring that doesn't fit within an actual class or committee. This would include things like advising student groups or providing career guidance.
  • Publications data (under the "Scholarship" header) can be imported from a variety of databases. We encourage faculty to import publications using a BibTeX file or using a third party. Instructions on how to enter publications are included in he "Publications" tab of the main Faculty page, or though the following links:
  • Presentations and Patents & Copyrights should be entered in their respective spaces under the "scholarship" header.
  • The "Service" header contains opportunities to enter your University service, service to Professional organizations and journals, and Public service.
  • Annual Activities Narratives (under the "Narratives" header) allows you to enter narratives (text descriptions) for all the components that will be included in your Annual Review:
    • Teaching
    • Student Supervision/Mentoring
    • Publications/Presentations
    • Research
    • Leadership & Service
    • Awards & Honors
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Engagement
    • Extension
    • International/Global Impacts
    • Departmental Questions covering performance targets and career goals, departmental support & challenges, etc.

Review your report

Go to “getting data out” for information on running DM reports to pull data you have entered.



There are multiple methods to upload citations into DM. We highly recommend importing your citations using a BibTeX file (e.g., Google Scholar, EndNote, Zotero, etc.) or using a third party (e.g., Web of Science, Pubmed, etc.). Simple instructions for importing your publications using a BibTeX file or third party can be found here.

Another option is the CV import tool. However, this method is more labor intensive and does not automatically pull in DOIs. New faculty, send your CV to and our student workers will upload it for you, saving you time.

Web Profile


Publication, Awards and Honors, and Patents are populated on your college web profile from Digital Measures.

Actions to update your web profile

  • Go to your web profile. If you are happy then that's it! If you want to make changes, log into Digital Measures, go to the Tools section and click on Web Profile. You will see sections for Publications, Awards and Honors, and Patents.
  • Here is a short video showing you how to review and make changes. These instructions include a brief tutorial on how to revise the publications listed on your web profile.
  • To update your personal web profile (i.e. bio, lab pictures, etc.), you need to contact your departmental IT staff. In this instance, you will create the information and they upload it for you.

Note: Data may take up to 30 minutes to update.