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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About FDA

NARMS Data Management Systems Project

Description: Enhance data management systems for timely reporting of NARMS data. NARMS is a collaboration between FDA, CDC, and USDA that monitors antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens collected from humans, food animals, and retail raw meats. NARMS data provides regulatory officials and the veterinary medical community with critical information to help assess the risk associated with antimicrobial use in food animal production. This project will provide information to better understand and combat antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens. (1)

Accomplishment: An integrated database has been built on FDA’s extranet site which will allow partner labs access to enter data. The annual report for NARMS can now be generated more efficiently and the data can be shared more effectively.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

1. Develop synchronized database to house NARMS data from CDC, USDA, and FDA:


Completed 9/30/2010

a. Define database scope


Completed 3/31/2010

b. Define data entry fields


Completed 6/30/2010

c. Test and troubleshoot data management in a simulated environment


Completed 5/13/2010

2. Upload data and execute basic queries:


Completed 9/30/2010

a. Develop environment for standardized reporting


Completed 9/30/2010

b. Troubleshoot and refine reporting tools for generating Executive Reports (2)








Completed 9/30/2012


  • (1) The dates in italics under the milestone due dates are modified due dates which had to be updated due to real-time delays. The milestone status reflects the modified dates.
  • (2) The NARMS integrated database project (IDB) was previously delayed because IDB was waiting on OIM and OAGS to buy the software and set up servers. These procurement and infrastructure issues have been addressed. The security approval was received on 9/30/2012 with no further delays. The website is up and running on the extranet.

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.



National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


United States Department of Agriculture

Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.