Following the launch of the revised DB-ALM Internet version in September 2014, a steady increasing interest in the service was observed during 2015 as well as in the first ten months of 2016. Even though data requests could be performed without the need of registration and a subset of information is provided, the service still can refer to a solid number of new registrations, with more than 360 new registered users in 2016. The database service can now refer, over the entire period of online access, to a total of close to 5100 registrations from 82 countries, with a very similar users profile and geographic distribution of 2015.
More than 17000 searches (data retrieval procedures) in the Topic Summaries and Methods data sectors were carried in 2016, corresponding to an increase of about 4.5% compared to 2015 and an increase of more than 140% compared to the 2014. Furthermore, in 2016 more than 3100 documents were downloaded, that corresponds to an increase of more than 20% compared to the previous year and of more than 80% compared to the 2014, being the fourth highest during 10 years of public access.