A technical report is a document that describes the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research or the state of a technical or scientific research problem. It might also include recommendations and conclusions of the research. Unlike other scientific literature (...) technical reports rarely undergo comprehensive independent peer review before publication. (Source: Wikipedia)

Reports in Dimensions may be used to search for and discover this so-called "grey literature", which is research produced by organizations outside of the traditional commercial or academic publishing and distribution channels; common producers are technically oriented government agencies and government-associated laboratories.

Where do the reports in Dimensions come from?

We currently index reports from two sources:

Available fields

The following information / fields are available on the details page of a report:

  • Basic metadata (Title, Publication date, Publishing organization, Abstract, Keywords)
  • IDs: DOI, Report number, DOE contract number, OSTI ID
  • Researchers and their affiliations
  • Research organization (can include additional organizations)
  • Funded by - Shows the Funder(s) of the research
  • Research categories
  • Linkouts
    • Full text → Links to the Full text PDF or a page with Full text link
    • External sources → Link to the data source
  • Note: At this time we don’t have any links to or from other content types.

Available filters

The following filters / facets are available for reports:

NameDescription
GroupsMy groups, Shared groups, Funder groups, Research organization groups are all available
Publication YearPublication year of the report according to the source
FunderOrganization that provided the funding for the research contributing to the research product.
Country of FunderCountry of the organization according to GRID
Research OrganizationIncludes all resolved researcher affiliations and additional organizations that performed the research or issued the scientific and technical information that led to the research product
Location - Research OrganizationCountry/Territory, State/Region and City of the research organization according to GRID
Research CategoriesSupported category systems: BRA, HRA, HRCS HC, HRCS RAC, RCDC, ICRP CT, ICRP CSO, FoR, UoA, SDG
Publishing OrganizationName of the publisher that issues the report


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