COUNTER and members of the Make Data Count team collaborated in drafting the Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics release 1.

The Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics release 1 provides a framework for comparable data by standardizing the generation and distribution of usage metrics for research data. Data repositories and platform providers can now report usage metrics following common best practices and using a standard report format.

We welcome feedback and invite you to join us in implementing standardized data usage metrics.