We are pleased to let you know that as of today, Dimensions includes filters for research into the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The SDG filter is now available to all Dimensions users, including the free version, through app.dimensions.ai.

The SDGs are at the centre of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Research into these areas is critical to help transform the world and each development goal has a list of targets which are measured with indicators. Dimensions users can now filter this research in the publications content type.

“The new Dimensions SDG classifier allows for specific analyses at the interface of research and policy,” says Juergen Wastl, Director Academic Relations and Consultancy.

“With SDG tags, links between the environmental, social and economic SDG dimensions can be made. This introduces a new, discipline-independent, SDG relevant, understanding of research addressing the major questions that society on our planet currently faces.”

Fig 1. The SDG filter can be found under “research categories” in the left hand bar. 

Fig 1. The SDG filter can be found under “research categories” in the left hand bar. 

Furthermore, the SDGs can also be used in the categories timeline charts, barcharts and heatmaps in the Analytical Views. 

Fig 2. The heatmap for publications per funder for each of the SDG’s.