Survey: Data Metrics at Repositories
This is a RDA Data Usage Metrics WG survey. If you are a repository provider, please answer these questions to help us understand the current state of data metrics. We will not be collecting email or any person information. These responses will be used in aggregation to present at the RDA 13 Philly meeting.

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Do you represent a repository manager/curator?
Which country is your repository primarily based in?
Your answer
Is your repository
Do you track metrics for metadata, data downloads, or both?
Which usage metrics do you track?
Which usage metrics do you expose?
If you expose metrics, how do you display them?
If you track but do not expose data metrics, why not?
Your answer
What kind of tracking software do you use?
Do you combine usage metrics for datasets with usage metrics for other related items, eg. articles?
Do you follow any privacy policies for collecting usage metrics?
Do you receive requests from depositors to provide metrics about use of their datasets?
Are you aware of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Research Data (
Do you plan to standardize your usage metrics against this Code of Practice?
If you do not plan to standardize your usage metrics against this Code of Practice - why not?
Your answer
What do you see as barriers that stand between your repository and implementation of comparable usage metrics?
Any other information or questions about data metrics that you'd like to provide to our WG?
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