Wednesday, June 12, 2019


We now list unique views and downloads on every CaltechDATA item page.  We follow the COUNTER Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics to define usage of our data files.  All usage tracking is via JavaScript using matomo, so our usage statistics definitely undercount actual usage.  Automated downloads from applications like curl or individuals who disable JavaScript manually or via an ad blocker are not included.  Research has shown this may be up to 60% of repository usage, and we hope to capture more of this usage in the future.  More info on usage statistics in CaltechDATA.