08/17/2016 - NIH Releases a Request for Information on Metrics to Assess Value of Data Repositories

The National Institutes for Health (NIH) recently announced the release of a new Request for Information (RFI): Metrics to Assess Value of Biomedical Digital Repositories (NOT-OD-16-133).  The RFI invites stakeholders (e.g. biomedical scientists, bioinformaticians, data/information scientists, publishers, etc.) "with an interest in approaches to measure and assess the value of biomedical data repositories" to submit information about qualitative and quantitative metrics related to topics such as repository utilization, indicators of a repository's quality and impact, and the effect(s) of losing such a repository.  Responses must be submitted to NIH_Repository_Metrics_RFI@mail.nih.gov by September 30, 2016.  Click here to view the RFI.