View Project Analytics (OSF Projects)

OSF Projects have their own built-in analytics to track popular pages and number of visits over time. You can view the impact of any public project by clicking its Analytics tab.

Analytics are available on public projects only.

  1. Access A Project's Analytics
  2. View Forks, Links, And Templates
  3. View Analytics
  4. View Download Count On Files
  5. View Download Counts On File Versions

1. Access a project's analytics

Open the project for which you want to view analytics.

Then click theAnalytics tab in the navigation bar.

The "Analytics" page will appear.

The number of OSF projects that are forked from, linked to, or templated from this project are listed at the top of the page.

ClickView all forks to view projects forked from this project.

You will be taken to the "Forks" page. All public forks will be listed here. Private forks on which you are a contributor will be visible only to you and your contributors on this page.

ClickView all links to view all projects linking to this project.

View analytics

Charts and graphs of analytics are displayed at the bottom of the "Analytics" page. You can select a date range to view analytics over the past week, two weeks, or month.

  • Unique visits: displays the number of visits per day over the selected date range.
  • Time of day of visits: displays the number of visits per hour over the selected date range.
  • Top referrers: displays websites or links from where users are being referred to your project.
  • Popular pages: displays the project's most-frequently-visited pages.

View Download Count on Files

Start by clicking the files tab

A list of the project files will appear. The download count for each file can be found here: 

View download counts on file versions

Start by selecting a file.

You will be taken to the "File Detail" page, where the most recent version of the file will be displayed.

The most recent version of the file will be displayed by default.

Click the Revisions icon at the top right of the page. 

A list of the file's version history will appear. Each version of the file has a version ID.

Here you will be able to copy 2 types of version IDs (MD5 and SHA-2) and download previous versions of a file.  The download count for all versions will be listed. 

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