From Idea to Impact –

The Next Evolution in Linked Scholarly Information

Grants
Dimensions is the most comprehensive research grants database which links grants to millions of resulting publications, clinical trials and patents.
Datasets
Dimensions includes datasets uploaded on Figshare, as well as from other repositories such as Dryad, Zenodo, Pangaea, and Figshare hosted repositories including ACS and NIH.
Publications
Dimensions covers millions of research publications connected by more than 1 billion citations, supporting grants, datasets, clinical trials, patents and policy documents.
Online Mentions
Dimensions provides up-to-the minute online attention data via Altmetric, showing you how often publications and clinical trials are discussed around the world.
Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are experiments or observations done in clinical research – Dimensions surfaces links to publications, resulting online mentions, and supporting grants.
Patents
Dimensions hosts millions of patents with links to other citing patents as well as to publications and supporting grants.
Policy Documents
Policy documents with more than 1 million links to publications show the societal impact of scholarly work.

Built with and for the research community

Finding a fast and effective way to explore connections between a wide range of research data has long been high on the research community’s wishlist. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the research lifecycle has been a key goal for the Digital Science team too. Joining forces was a natural next step: together, we have created Dimensions, a dynamic, easy-to-use, linked research data platform that re-imagines the way research can be discovered, accessed, and analyzed. Whether you are a researcher, a funder, a publisher, a research administrator, or a librarian, Dimensions makes it easy to navigate the many links between grants, publications, clinical trials, patents, datasets and policy documents.

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Enriched and linked data

With Dimensions, you can search across multiple content types, ranging from publications to grants, clinical trials, patents, datasets and policy documents. The linking of all these data enables you to view the items returned in context, gain new insights from complex analytics, and trace the relationships between your results; for example, review the funders or grants behind a publication, or identify where published research led to a patent or a mention in a policy document.

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Publications
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Grants
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Datasets
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Clinical trials
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Policy Documents
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Patents
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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 (Dimensions Analytics and Dimensions Plus), 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.

Dimensions is used by organizations around the world, including…

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Webinars and Events

Introducing datasets as a new content type to Dimensions

The Dimensions database now integrates more than 1.4m datasets as a new content type. The datasets are available to all users – including those using the free version of Dimensions. The addition of datasets in Dimensions makes even more linked data available in one platform, rather than disconnected databases, and offers a wealth of possibilities for discovery, profiling and analysis.

In this webinar you will learn what datasets are and which datasets are integrated into the Dimensions information ecosystem, why datasets are important for you and your work, and how you can use the datasets integrated into Dimensions to your advantage.