Serving users across the research community
Our products and tools are used by researchers and organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors to discover, access, and analyze research data from idea to impact.
Dimensions provides research institutions with a comprehensive, linked research information platform – and targeted tools for your different user groups and needs.
— For researchers: Dimensions Plus is a rich discovery tool to analyze funding, publications, patents, and policy papers – all linked consistently.
— For research management and leadership: Dimensions Analytics delivers the insights, benchmarks, and indicators required to support strategic decisions or evaluate collaborations.
Government & Funders
For years, leading funders have been using the extensive Dimensions grant database to understand global funding trends and drive decision-making. Now, with Dimensions covering the entire research lifespan from funding through outputs to impact, as a funder you have a powerful data set to draw on when developing evidence-based science policy. You can also use Dimensions to monitor the impact of those policies. Dimensions supports you with ready-to-go solutions, but is also available as a flexible data or tech stack that can be built into your organization’s system.
With its rich data landscape, Dimensions provides publishers with the insights they need to shape, track, and deliver on their core strategic goals. For example, with our extensive grants database, it’s 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. And the interactive visualizations offered by Dimensions Badges are an ideal way to help readers understand your content’s citation impact.
As a researcher, you need discovery tools. Publications, citations, and the context around those publications are all key pieces of information when it comes to understanding research activities and results. Dimensions provides you with free access to these essential data. And if your academic institution has signed up to Dimensions Plus, you’ll have access to additional data and tools.
The robust data in Dimensions can be used in our web applications, or directly through our APIs to inform business intelligence and help your product teams make discoveries. By consistently linking funding, publications, and patents, Dimensions not only provides a glimpse into the future with grants data, but the ability to understand how results have been used and implemented downstream.