The Common Scientific Outline (CSO) is a classification system organized around six broad areas of scientific interest in cancer research:
- Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis;
- Cancer Control, Survivorship, and Outcomes Research.
Both schemes are maintained by the International Cancer Research Partnership. Together, these tools lay a framework for improving coordination among research organizations, making it possible to compare and contrast the research portfolios of public, non-profit, and governmental research agencies. The types and codes are not provided by ICRP directly; a training set has been used to build the matching model and to assign a code to all document types in Dimensions.
(Not all versions of Dimensions have these categorisation systems available for use).