Action plan 2011-2013

7 - Web and Communications ResourcesBiobanks


1 -

Public website

Monitor, update and develop further the information on the TREAT-NMD website. Implement any updates and amendments to the content management system as required.

Michael Hails

2 -

Internal communication tools

Monitor, assist with and update the TREAT-NMD intranet/collaborative filesharing resource. Maintain existing mailing lists and creation of new mailing lists for each new activity that requires it. Assist users with any issues that arise when using the facility.

Michael Hails

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Electronic newsletter

Create and send monthly electronic newsletter for NMD stakeholders. Maintain and develop newsletter system and mailing list of recipients.

Michael Hails


Over the three-year period the site has generated 750,000 pages hits. Equating 250,00 hits per year this demonstrates the continued popularity of the TREAT-NMD website.  

The website was visited by 135,000 different users during this time. Visitors came from almost 200 different countries and spoke a total of 167 different languages. That said, over 58% of visitors had their browsers set to English by default.

Although a notable rise in the use of smartphones and tablets to access the site could be seen the predominant technology used to access the site was still desktop computers at 92%.

54% of all visitors accessed the website from Google whilst 22% typed the URL directly in to the browser.

Average page views each month were in the region of 20,000 with the TREAT-NMD conference in November 2013 generating a traffic increase of 50%.  

There were no definitive areas of the site that could be seen as more popular than others, that said the meetings and events area were the most visited.

Mailing lists and intranet were maintained throughout this time period and currently the number of mailing lists on the TREAT-NMD server stands at 56.

The newsletter has remained popular throughout that period and a definite spike in traffic on the website was noticed at the end of each month when the newsletter was distributed out to approximately 3,500 recipients.  Articles were received from a number of resources from both throughout the network and beyond.  The newsletter firmly remains as one of the main methods of dissemination of network activities.

12 Apr 2017