Use DM for your CV! Students 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 dmcv@purdue.edu and our student workers will upload it for you, saving you time.

Digital Measures — This page contains information for College of Agriculture faculty to enter data for:

  • USDA Reporting
  • Annual Activity Review
  • Publications
  • Web profile

Navigating DM — From the “Activities” screen, here’s a cheat sheet on how data gets into DM.

USDA Reporting

USDA Reporting

Faculty deadline for reporting for Jan.-Dec. 2019: February 4, 2020

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. Anyone who received this funding reports annually into REEport at the end of November. REEport contains most, but not all, of the data needed for the federal report. The REEport systems is unfortunately not searchable, so we ask you to provide us information on where to find your REEport report plus outputs, outcomes and outreach for your entire program. This information is due the first week of February every year.

Every faculty member in the College of Agriculture, College of Health and Human Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, with a few rare exceptions*, must report to USDA through DM. Shortcuts are available for grant summaries uploaded into REEport (formula/competitive).

College of Agriculture faculty and Extension Specialists, including those with Smith-Lever funds, must report their outputs, outcomes and impacts related to Extension activities, including workshops or large Purdue Extension events, Extension publications, etc.

* If you think you are an exception, please contact dmhelp@lists.purdue.edu

USDA Annual Report of Accomplishments for Purdue

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.

  • Outputs
    • Direct Contacts
    • Indirect Contacts
    • Extension Publications
    • Research Publications
    • Research Projects
    • Workshops (Learning Events)
    • Consultations
    • Community Collaborations, Coalitions, Partnerships
    • Volunteers
    • Volunteer Hours
  • Outcomes and Impact Statements
    • A selection of outcome indicators are reported, adding up all data entered for College and Statewide representation.
    • Impact statements are pulled from DM and REEport to provide narrative to the outcome indicators and to illustrate Extension and Research impacts.

2018 Annual Accomplishments Report
These documents provide the outcomes and impact statements that were shared in the 2018 Annual Accomplishments Report to USDA NIFA. The full report that was submitted to and accepted by USDA is here.

USDA Training Tools

Training on DM takes just about an hour. We encourage everyone to attend a face-to-face or live webinar to learn the shortcuts that will further streamline your reporting.

Annual Activity Review

Annual Activity Review

Enter faculty accomplishments for reporting of Annual Activities Review, Promotion & Tenure, ABET accreditation, and other university requests.​​

Faculty Screenshot Instructions

This screenshot highlights the appropriate fields for entering Annual Activity Review data by faculty.

Some data is uploaded by DM staff from other systems. Faculty need to double check these for accuracy. You can enter data into areas that don’t have boxes, but it won’t be pulled into any of the reports.

  • Teaching and Learning Activities come from BANNER. Narratives can be added to the Teaching and Learning Activities screen if there is special information to convey.
  • Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research come from COEUS/SPS.
  • Publications data can be imported from a variety of databases. If our student does the importing, we use SCOPUS. We encourage faculty to have a Google Scholar file and upload it themselves for improved accuracy.
  • Annual Activities Narratives opens a screen for all narratives plus departmental questions.
  • USDA Research, Extension, and Programmatic Impacts information is due at the same time and some of those numbers are pulled into the report.
  • Extension vs Engagement: faculty call activites one or the other. All reports will combine this information regardless of where they put it.

How to work with data that DM staff has already uploaded for you:

Here’s where to put the following data into DM:

Primary/Secondary Scholarship

  • Primary: Be sure to note the Primary Scholarship type on ALL activities. This is important for the departmental annual report and for you to sort information later. Some screens require it once you open. Most will default to Discovery as the primary.
  • Secondary: This captures your activities based on things like mentorship, diversity, and international/global. You’ve not had a way to do this in the past. This is critical for departmental annual report.

Tracking Social Media

There are two screens available for tracking your social media (twitter, Instagram, websites, etc.): 1) Engagement, and 2) Media Appearances.


You are required to provide narrative information about the past year in addition to publications, presentations, etc.

Here’s how to put the following data into DM:

Duplicating items

Many items are repetitive, yet you do need to identify them as individual events and/or activities. Nearly every screen has the ability for you to duplicate items.

Importing publications

Import BibTeX files from Google Scholar, EndNote and others. Learn how to create a BibTeX file.

Irrelevant data requested

Some fields have more boxes than information you can fill. These are screens used by many colleges at Purdue and some require more than others. Fill only the boxes that are important to your annual review and/or boxes that your department head has indicated are important.



How to import publications from Google Scholar.

How to match collaborators.

When importing publications, you may need to match collaborators who aren’t in the system. Here’s how to ignore suggested collaborators during the import process.

How to import publications from a third party source, such as Google Scholar and EndNote.

Web Profile

Web Profile

To update or troubleshoot information regarding your web profile, here are the instructions and who to contact.

HR Data

If the information you are trying to manage is related to HR, such as contact information, you will need to contact AgIT at agithelp@purdue.edu.

Personal web page

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.

Publications, Awards, Honors and Patents

You will need to put this data into Digital Measures, then information is pulled from DM and put directly into your web profile. If you are having trouble putting data into DM, contact dmhelp@lists.purdue.edu.

Click here for instructions on gathering a list of publications, awards and honors currently in Digital Measures.

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