How to view user statistics of a collection

It is part of the Radboud Data Repository’s (RDR's') mission to promote reuse of research data. To help you gain insights into the reuse and value of your collections, the RDR tracks and displays some statistics of collection usage. These statistics can be relevant to you as a researcher to learn about the impact of your research work, but also for data stewards and directors at Radboud University’s research institutes and the Executive Board of the University to learn about impact of research carried out at their institute or University.

To allow RDR users to assess collection usage, the RDR tracks:

  1. Views: a user (human or machine) visiting the collection detail page

  2. Downloads: a user (human or machine) downloading a file from a collection

  3. Data volume: the total data volume that has been downloaded for all files in a collection by users

  4. Viewers: the number of unique users (human or machine) that have visited the collection detail page

  5. Downloaders: the number of unique users (human or machine) that downloaded a file from a collection

These metrics can be obtained by downloading a .csv or Excel file via the buttons at the top of the collection overview page. The .csv and Excel files contain the same information: you only need to download one of these files. Choose your preferred format.


Usage metrics are displayed in the last columns of the csv or excel file. The metric files include all the collections that are visible in your overview at the moment you press the button. To obtain only the metadata of those collections that are relevant to you, you can switch between the tabs ‘My collections’, ‘All collections’ and ‘Published collections’ (to view metadata of all the collections you have a role in, all the collections you are allowed to view, and all published collections in the RDR, respectively), and/or apply filters on the left side of your screen. You can filter on Organisational Unit, Type of collection, State of collection, your role (My role) in a collection and accessability (Access).