ICPSR is pleased to announce the availability of utilization reports, a new tool that provides access and download statistics for every study in our archive. The reports will help researchers and funders better understand the impact of archiving their data.
The reports, available from each study’s home page by clicking on the “View Study Usage” link, show the number of unique sessions during which a user downloaded at least one file. Also available is information on how many times the data and documentation were downloaded by unique users. Information on users’ academic status (i.e., faculty, graduate student, or undergraduate, etc.) and institutions is also included, although the identities of specific users are not disclosed. The usage data in the reports are available going back three years.