Linked research data from idea to impact
Dimensions data and solutions for discovery and analytics
The world’s largest linked research information dataset
117m
Publications
6m
Grants
8m
Datasets
159m
Online Mentions
584k
Policy Documents
628k
Clinical Trials
135m
Patents
Dimensions covers millions of research publications connected by more than 1.4 billion citations, supporting grants, datasets, clinical trials, patents and policy documents.
117m publications from 86k journals, 49 preprint servers and over 1m books

Document Links

1.4 billion citations
16m supporting grants
2m links to datasets
1.4m links to clinical trials
10m links to patents
1.9m links to policy documents

Links to Organizations & Researchers

89m links to organizations
261m links to researchers
22m links to funders
Dimensions is the most comprehensive research grants database which links grants to millions of resulting publications, clinical trials and patents.
6m grants worth more than 1.9 trillion USD from 611 funders worldwide

Document Links

8m resulting publications
14k resulting clinical trials
57k resulting patents

Links to Organizations & Researchers

6m links to organisations
8m links to researchers
6m links to funders
Dimensions includes datasets from repositories such as Figshare, Dryad, Zenodo, Pangaea, and many more.
8m datasets from over 909 repositories worldwide

Document Links

2m associated publications

Links to Organizations & Researchers

4.5m links to organisations
12m links to researchers
1.7m links to funders
Dimensions provides up-to-the minute online attention data via Altmetric, showing you how often publications and clinical trials are discussed around the world.
159m Altmetric mentions with 14m links to publications
Policy documents with more than 1.9m links to publications show the societal impact of scholarly work.
584k policy documents
Clinical trials are experiments or observations done in clinical research – Dimensions surfaces links to publications, resulting online mentions, and supporting grants.
628k clinical trials from 12 sources

Document Links

411k links to publications
25k links to grants

Links to Organizations & Researchers

1.7m links to organisations
302k links to researchers
256k links to funders
Dimensions hosts millions of patents with links to other citing patents as well as to publications and supporting grants.
135m patents from 130 countries

Document Links

10m links to publications
221k links to grants

Links to Organizations & Researchers

10m links to researchers
292k links to funders
43m links to assignees

Who we serve

RESEARCHERS
ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS
PUBLISHERS
GOVERNMENT & FUNDERS
CORPORATE R&D
Publications, citations, datasets and the context around those publications are all key pieces of information when it comes to understanding research activities and results. Dimensions provides researchers with free access to these essential data. And if your academic institution has signed up to Dimensions Analytics, you’ll have access to additional data and tools.
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As a research organization, success relies on bringing in funding and top researchers, and ensuring those researchers have access to the best tools. Dimensions can help you ensure your organization is well-positioned, nationally or internationally, to attract much-needed resources, and provide researchers with the tools, data, and resources they need to succeed.
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Dimensions provides publishers with the insights they need to shape, track, and deliver on their core strategic goals. Our extensive grants database makes it easy to monitor the development of research fields; essential when deciding on the scope of new journals – or checking whether updates are required for existing titles. Identifying and evaluating potential editorial board members or reviewers is also fast and simple with our reviewer finder tool.
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For years, leading funders have been using the robust Dimensions grant database to transform their workflows, from evaluating applications and designing funding strategies and programs, to positioning those programs in the international research funding landscape. Dimensions is now home to a vast array of connected publications, which provides additional opportunities; not only for funders, but for national research policy initiatives or assessment exercises.
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Research innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it requires extensive access to data and a networked view of the information landscape to monitor, evaluate, and inform the decisions your business makes every day. Dimensions delivers a robust, cleansed, and connected data set that can set your research programs apart.
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COVID-19 resources

We are making all COVID-19 relevant records from Dimensions available - as a dataset on BigQuery to work with and as an interactive dashboard showing COVID-19 related funding, publications and clinical trials.

Bringing data to life - Dimensions products

Dimensions delivers an array of search and discovery, analytical, and research management tools, all in a single platform. Alongside the free access module for individual researchers, there are unique product versions, each designed to support the research community groups they serve. We have also developed APIs that interrogate the rich and networked data.

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Free access for scientometric research

At Digital Science, we focus on aggregating, improving, de-siloing and linking the Dimensions data as effectively as possible. However, from the early days of Dimensions, it has always been our position that the metrics and indicators used to assess the impact of research and future funding, should be owned by the research community, not a vendor. That is why we actively encourage the bibliometric research community to draw on our rich data set and platform. Our hope is that these resources will fuel innovative methods to assess the impact and management of research in research organizations.

“With Dimensions, I don’t waste my time clicking through and switching between databases to find the answers to my questions”

AIDAN MORRISON, EMERALD PUBLISHING
“Dimensions is becoming a popular resource across campus and earns high marks for its ease-of-use”

DONNA AXEL, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
“PLOS relies on Dimensions for baseline data about institutions and their funding sources for agreement discussions but also for internal business analytics”

SARA ROUHI, PLOS
“Dimensions Analytics has a wider coverage than other databases in the space”

ARUNA RAJAN, ILLUMINA
“Dimensions has improved the ability of the National Physical Laboratory to do research evaluation and analysis by a factor of 10”

JENNY WOOLDRIDGE, NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY

Dimensions is used by organizations around the world, including…

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Webinars

Use Dimensions and its API to enrich records in Pure and other CRIS/RIMS systems

In this webinar we will show how research institutions who are using the Pure system from Elsevier or other CRIS systems can use the Dimensions API for their different needs. In particular, we will showcase how Pure users can take advantage of the affiliation resolution capabilities with the upcoming release of the Pure Write-API, to help untangle external organisation records that accumulate over time and much more.

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