Welcome to IRUS-UK

IRUS-UK (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics UK) is a national aggregation service, which provides COUNTER-conformant usage statistics for all content downloaded from participating UK institutional repositories (IRs).


Access reports via the IRUS-UK Portal


Participant quote

[IRUS-UK is] another form of analysis that can be used to demonstrate the need for including full texts in repositories, and the most downloaded types of item types.

Benefits

The service consolidates COUNTER-conformant statistics providing opportunities to demonstrate the value and impact of IRs:

  • facilitates comparable, standards-based measurements
  • provides an evidence base for repositories to develop policies and initiatives to help support their objectives
  • provides consistent and comprehensive statistics, presenting opportunities for benchmarking at a national level
  • developing a user community that will ensure that the service is responsive to user requirements

IRUS-UK growth over time

IRUS-UK Growth Chart

If you are a UK repository wishing to participate in IRUS-UK, please contact help@jisc.ac.uk