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).

IRUS-UK is changing. From January 2022, new monthly data will only be added to the IRUS R5 service and this site will be archived. All data up to December 2021 will remain available on this site.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We've put together a table showing the usage of coronavirus related content in IRUS, featuring items in IRUS-UK, CORE, IRUS-ANZ and IRUS-US, which can be viewed at https://irus.jisc.ac.uk/r4/coronavirus.

Access reports via the IRUS-UK Portal

Participant quote

[Potential benefits include] management reporting, benchmarking, help to show impact, identify research areas that have wider interest


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

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