RDA/WDS Publishing Data Bibliometrics - Repository metrics
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This spreadsheet is an attempt to collate the different types of metrics used by data repositories in order to determine what we can measure, and what that actually means when it comes to determining the impact/use of a dataset
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Please add information appropriate to your repository as required. If your repository collects metrics similar to those already in the list, then please add the repository name to the "Collected by" field
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MetricBreakdown (e.g. monthly, quarterly, annually)What the metric meansCollected by:General Notes
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Number of discovery dataset records in the NERC Data Catalogue ServiceQuarterlyCompliance with NERC data management policy. Reflects how many data sets NERC has. The number of dataset discovery records visible from the NERC data discovery service.CEDAThis metric is specific to the NERC data centres, but could be generalised to records in other centralised systems (e.g. DataCite)
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Web site visitsQuarterlyActive use and visibility of the data centre. Site visits from standard web log analysis systems, such as webaliser. Sensible web crawler filters should have been applied.CEDA
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Web site page viewsQuarterlySee web visits notes.CEDA
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Queries closed this periodQuarterlyActive use and visibility of the data centre. Queries marked as resolved within the quarter. A query is a request for information, a problem or ad hoc data request.CEDA
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Queries received in periodQuarterlyActive use and visibility of the data centre. See closed query notes.CEDA
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Percent queries dealt with in 3 working daysQuarterlyResponsiveness. See closed query notesCEDA
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Identifiable users actively downloadingNoneUse and visibility of the data centre. An estimate of the number of users using data access services over the year.CEDA
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Number of metadata records in data centre web siteNoneINSPIRE compliance. Reflects how many data sets NERC has.CEDA
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Number of datasets available to view via the data centre web siteNoneINSPIRE compliance. Usable services.CEDA
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Number of datasets available to download via the data centre web siteNoneINSPIRE compliance. Usable services.CEDA
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NERC funded Data centre staff (FTE)NoneData management costs. Efficiency. Number of full time equivalent posts employed to perform data centre functions.CEDA
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Direct costs of Data Stewardship in data centreNoneData management costs. Efficiency. Cost to NERCCEDA
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Capital Expenditure directly related to Data Stewardship at data centreNoneData management costs. Efficiency.CEDA
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Direct Receipts from Data Licenses and SalesNoneCommercial value of data products and servicesCEDA
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Number of projects with Outline Data Management PlansNoneMeans of tracking projects’ adoption of good DM practice. Outline DMP is at proposal stageCEDA
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Number of projects with Full Data Management PlansNoneMeans of tracking projects’ adoption of good DM practice. Full DMP is at funded stageCEDA
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Users by areaUKActive use. Visibility of the data centre internationally. Percentage of user base in terms of geographical spread.CEDA
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Europe
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Rest of the world
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Unknown
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Users by institute typeUniversityActive use. Visibility of the data centre sectorially. Percentage of users base in terms of the users host institute type.CEDA
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Government
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NERC
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Other
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Commercial
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School
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Users actively downloadingvaries (repository defined period)How many individual registered users downloaded data during the periodCEDA
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Methods of downloadvaries (repository defined period)How many different types of dowload have been used during the periodCEDA
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Most popular datasetsvaries (repository defined period)The most popular downloaded datasets during the periodCEDA
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Number of files downloadedvaries (repository defined period)Number of files downloaded during the periodCEDA
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Size of files downloadedvaries (repository defined period)Size (in GB) of all the data downloaded during the periodCEDA
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Individual study metric: Number of related publicationsUser definedThe number of related publications found as a result of manual searches and DOI linkages between dataset and publications. Not exhaustive.ICPSR
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Individual study metric: Number of unique sessionsUser definedCounts of unique sessions, not counts of how many files were downloaded. The number is broken out by Total Data and Documentation, Data and Documentation, Documentation Only. Does not include restricted-use data.ICPSR
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Individual study metric: Number of unique usersUser definedThe number of unique users who downloaded one or more files from this study/dataset in the time period specified. The number is broken out by Total, Faculty, Grad students, Undergraduates, University staff, Other, Anonymous downloads."Anon. Downloads" refers to users who download anonymously. Users who browse/download
documentation files (only) are not required to login; some of our topical archives do not require login. Does not include restricted-user data.
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Individual study metric: Downloads by ICPSR member institutions Inap.Institutions are only listed when users from that institution authenticated/logged in. Non-authenticated members constitute a large portion of our users and are represented in the Unique Users/Unique Sessions tables, but not in the Downloads by Member Institutions table.ICPSR
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Social network sharesNoneFigshare
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Google+ sharesNoneFigshare
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Facebook sharesNoneFigshare
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Twitter sharesNoneFigshare
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TagsNoneFigshare
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ViewsAnyResearchGate
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DownloadsAnyResearchGate
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citation/references in publicationsany? Thomson Reuters Data Citaiton Index and or the Data Linking service ?
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CitationsnonenanoHUB
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Twitter sharesnoneZenodo
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