(14 October 2016, London, UK and Boston) Data science company ÜberResearch, today unveiled its global grants database, Dimensions, for scholarly publishers – to enable them to understand new trends in research as they emerge, and compare the most up-to-date activity in research funding with ongoing publication trends.
Dimensions is the industry’s first searchable database of awarded research funding, including $1 trillion USD in global research funding from hundreds of funding organisations across the World, with more than three million funded projects. With hundreds of thousands of projects presently ongoing, or starting in 2017, it offers publishers a unique and forward-looking view into the global research landscape to support them in making informed, strategic business decisions based on current and future research activities. For example, the information can be used to support editorial, product development and sales plans, as well as to help find relevant thought leaders for conferences and events and potential reviewers for manuscripts.
The database offers easy to understand data visualisations as a core feature and can be used to compare activity in new research funding with publication trends. It provides up-to-date metrics, including the Relative Citation Ration (RCR) score. Customers who already license the Altmetric Explorer from ÜberResearch’s sister company, Altmetric, will also see the associated badged attention scores in the publication listings. Collectively, these metrics provide awareness to a range of activities.
The announcement is here.