ESDS Program

Metrics Planning Group (MPG)

The purpose of the Metrics Planning Group (MPG) is to review and recommend program-level performance metrics and collection tools that measure how well each data activity supports the NASA Science Mission Directorate's Earth science, application, and education programs. The MPG was formerly known as the Metrics Planning and Reporting Working Group (MPARWG) and was part of the Earth Science Data System Working Groups (ESDSWG) until it was renamed to MPG and elevated as a standalone part of the Community Data System Programs in November 2011.

The MPG provides on-going review, evaluation, recommendations, and metrics evolution for the NASA Earth science data and service provider community.

The MPG recommends additions, deletions, or modifications to the set of metrics. Recommendations may be approved, modified, or rejected by NASA. If approved, NASA Science Mission Directorate-funded Earth science data and service providers will have to make the recommended changes in their reporting.NASA Science Mission Directorate-funded Earth science data system projects report their metrics using a web-based Metrics Collection Tool (MCT).

Previous MPARWG Workshop Presentations

Standing Reference Documents

Metrics Baseline November 2011 H. K Ramapriyan & Clyde Brown
Draft Update: Policy on Archiving Metrics Data, September, 2011 Greg Hunolt
MPAR-WG Recommendations H. K Ramapriyan & Clyde Brown
Minutes: Product Quality Metrics Telecon, August 17, 2010 Greg Hunolt
Summary of ACCESS Metrics Telecon, January 12, 2010 Greg Hunolt
MEaSUREs and DAACs Best Practices: Discussions at the Metrics Planning and Reporting Working Group Meeting - October 20, 2010 Greg Hunolt

October 2011 MPAR WG Presentations

MPARWG 2011 Meeting Summary Rama / C. Brown
MPARWG 2011 List of Attendees Rama / C. Brown

October 2010 MPAR WG Presentations

Metrics Reporting Review G. Hunolt
ASF DAAC Vickie Wolf
CDDIS Rama / Carey Noll
GES DISC Steve Kempler
GHRC DAAC Helen Conover
LP DAAC D. Meyer
NSIDC DAAC Ron Weaver / Marilyn Kaminski
PO.DAAC David Moroni
ASDC J. Kuesterer
Quantification of errors in different Earth science disciplines Peter Cornillon
MEaSUREs—DAACs Best Practices H. K. Ramapriyan
Measuring Product Quality H. K. Ramapriyan
Data Casting J. Lacy
Product Quality Metrics K. Didan
Program level Quality Metrics D. Smith
Metrics Collection Tool Randy Barth
Post-processing and Referral Metrics T. Sohre, EDC J. Werpy, EDC
WELD Product Distribution Metrics I. Kommareddy, D. Roy J. Ju
Disposition of 2009 Action Items

Implementation of Citation Count Metrics

Metrics Report Out
H. K. Ramapriyan
MPARWG 2010 Meeting Summary H. K. Ramapriyan

October 2009 MPAR WG Presentations

1. Metrics/MPAR-WG introduction at plenary H. K Ramapriyan
2. Introduction to the MPAR-WG H. K Ramapriyan
3. Response to Martha Maiden's Four Questions Greg Hunolt
4. E-Books and Metrics H. K Ramapriyan
5. Disposition of Action Items from 2008 MPAR-WG Meeting H. K Ramapriyan
6. FY2009 Metrics Review (Actions and Progress) Greg Hunolt
7. MEaSUREs Telecon Review H. K Ramapriyan
8. Metrics Baseline Review Greg Hunolt
9. Collecting citations Debra Smith
10. Overview of metrics collection, MCT and EMS H. K Ramapriyan
11. Transition of Metrics Reporting Kevin Murphy
12. Metrics White Paper (April 2009) with Tools Information Keven Murphy
13. Metrics Collection Tool (MCT) Update Randy Barth
14. Summary of the MPAR-WG sessions for the full ESDSWG H. K Ramapriyan
15. MPAR-WG minutes Greg Hunolt
Last Updated
Jan 16, 2020