The Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) Website is a decision support tool which solicits community participation to vet and create consensus on the use of scientific health measures. Using collaborative web technology, the GEM provides an interactive online system that enables scientists to search for, share, download, and rate validated behavioral research measures that are tied to theoretically-based constructs.
An expert review and a comparative review of similar websites and tools suggested potential changes to make the GEM more usable and improve its functionality. These changes were tested and improved upon through iterative usability testing with current and potential users of the site. The modified GEM provides an improved experience for its users and furthers the site's goal of facilitating the sharing of harmonized data.
Report Title: Report On the Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) Research Project: Usability Evaluation
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Rosanna Ng, 301-496-5367
Performer: User-Centered Designs, Inc.
Record ID: 9947 (July 9, 2012)