Welcome to IRUS-UK

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

Access reports via the IRUS-UK Portal

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Being able to see some usage data from other institutions within IRUS, and knowing that the same methodology has been used to arrive at these numbers, will be really valuable to us.


The service consolidates COUNTER-compliant 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 irus@jisc.ac.uk

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