Digital Science and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, are proud to announce a partnership that provides Dimensions Analytics and its powerful API to staff members at SPIE. With its rich data resources, Dimensions provides knowledge-based organizations such as SPIE with the insights they need to shape, track, and deliver on their core strategic goals.

Dimensions encompasses a comprehensive collection of research-focused data from publications, grants, clinical trials, patents, and policy documents in a single platform. This enriched and connected data delivers advanced analytics and visualizations allowing organizations to evaluate portfolio performance, discover key researchers and reviewers in their fields, and shape institutional strategy.  

SPIE will use Dimensions to pinpoint emerging fields in the science of light to help shape and inform events and publications that serve the optics, photonics, and imaging research community around the world.

Eric Pepper, SPIE Director of Publications, noted that, “Dimensions gives SPIE a valuable new tool for analyzing technology trends and for identifying individuals and institutions producing exciting new work in photonics and its many applications.”

Christian Herzog, CEO Dimensions, stated, “We look forward enabling SPIE through the Dimensions platform to continually offer a positive impact on the science of light.”

About SPIE

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves 257,000 constituents from 173 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. The SPIE Digital Library includes more than 500,000 items. In 2018, SPIE provided more than $4 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources. Find out more at