Vet Med & HHS USDA Reporting

USDA Reporting

This page contains information for College of Veterinary Medicine and Health and Human Sciences faculty to enter data into Digital Measures (DM) for USDA reporting.

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

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. 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

USDA Annual Report 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.

Overview for USDA Reporting

There are four Digital Measures screens for research and/or Extension activities. One or more may fit your role.

  • USDA Research, Extension and Programmatic Impacts
  • Extension Educators or Specialists – Learning Events
  • Extension Educators or Specialists – Other Activities
  • Extension Educators or Specialists – Impact Statements

Your role determines which Digital Measures screen(s) work best.


In Digital Measures, under Scholarship, select “USDA RESEARCH, EXTENSION, and PROGRAMMATIC IMPACTS.”

  • Duplicate — if you reported for last year, you can duplicate that same entry and simply make edits for 2019. Select the box on the far right, then the duplicate button will be available. Click on “duplicate” and a copy will open. Change the REPORTING YEAR , and then any numbers that need to be updated for 2019.
  • New – if you are entering a new item for 2019, click on the “ADD NEW ITEM” button.
  • Reporting year = 2019
  • Multi-state = if ANY of your research activities for ANY of your projects involve collaboration with colleagues from other states, please select YES.
  • Section 1: REEport Data, Impact Statement/One Story
    • Give the title of one project that currently has results from your USDA competitive or formula funded grants. Competitive is best option.
    • Provide REEport accession number for grant (if applicable).
    • Evaluation: Describe your evaluation plan metrics you use to ensure you’re on target or to understand if you need to make adjustments to your project.
  • Section 2: Outputs/Outcomes/Outreach for Your Entire Program
    • Select the general topic for your research
    • Put metrics for your OVERALL research program
    • Outputs – research projects, research publications, Extension publications, workshops, consultations, volunteers, volunteer hours, direct & indirect contacts
    • Outcomes – metrics on your research project. Find at least one outcome that best fits your research and report the appropriate number.
  • Sections 3 & 4:
    • Enter only if you did not give your REEport accession number in Section 1 above
  • Save – click on the save button to submit your data


Proxy login instructions
The faculty or staff member you are proxy for must have approved you within Digital Measures.

USDA DM Training Document

Entering data
See how to enter data for USDA when not using REEport.

Using REEport shortcut
Learn how to use the documents you’ve uploaded into REEport as a shortcut.


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

You may use the USDA Research, Extension & Programmatic Impacts screen (mentioned above) or the three Extension screens – Learning EventsOther Activities, and Impact Statements.

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

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