Dimensions now provides a streamlined solution for dataset research

Digital Science’s Dimensions database will now integrate more than 1.4 million datasets as a new content type, allowing institutions to discover and analyze trends in publicly available data at the institutional level.

Data will be sourced from figshare.com and include datasets uploaded on Figshare, as well as from other repositories such as Dryad, Zenodo, Pangea, and Figshare hosted repositories including ACS and NIH.

Datasets are defined as items shared on repositories which are categorised as datasets – this excludes e.g. preprints, posters, images, and software. The datasets will be updated daily and more repositories will be added following the initial release.

They will become the sixth content type added to Dimensions after grants, publications, citations, alternative metrics, clinical trials, and patents.

“Datasets are an important research output which many of our users are interested in,” said Christian Herzog, CEO Dimensions. “Researchers can find datasets for reuse, funders will be able to analyze the impact of grants, it will also be beneficial to organizations interested in making their data more accessible, and publishers looking at where datasets get deposited and publications with associated datasets.”

For more information about this news, visit www.dimensions.ai.

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