Join the OpenAIRE Usage Statistics service

Start to track the usage activity of your repository

The OpenAIRE Usage Statistics service contributes towards the assessment of usage activity in Open Access Repositories. This is realized by the generation of comparable, consistent, standards based usage statistics across publishing platforms that take into account different levels of scholarly information: the usage of data sources, the usage of individual items in the context of their resource type, the usage of individual web resources or files and the usage of resources among different repositories.

OpenAIRE’s Usage Statistics service uses the Matomo Open Source Analytics platform to track usage activity. It collects and analyzes usage data from the network of OpenAIRE data providers and exploits usage metrics like downloads and metadata views.


How to participate in the OpenAIRE Usage Statistics Service

Managers of OpenAIRE compliant repositories can enable the service via the OpenAIRE Content Provider Dashboard. All the useful information and step-by-step guidance to activate the usage statistics service are available in the service guide and Usage Statistics Guidelines.

Integration of repository usage statistics comprises the following steps:

  • registration of the repository in the Matomo platform via the Content Provider Dashboard
  • installation of the tracking code
  • validation of tracking of usage events from the repository in Matomo
  • application of the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 4 for processing the usage events and generating usage statistics reports presented in the OpenAIRE Portal or via a SUSHI-Lite API endpoint.

Usage statistics highlights

Useful information:

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