Data

How often is the data updated?
Different data sources and metric indicators are updated at different frequencies in Dimensions:  Publications, clinical trials* and policy documents* ar...
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019 at 3:06 PM
How is the data curated before it is included in Dimensions?
Dimensions includes data from a large number of sources. The data is converted to a common data model, cleaned, and then enriched so it is ready for use. ...
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019 at 2:42 PM
What information is included in Dimensions?
Dimensions includes the below main information types, but not all data sources listed here may be available to you. If you are using the free Dimensions ...
Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 at 9:27 AM
Do you have documents in languages other than English?
Yes. Although the majority of information in Dimensions is in English, we do include many documents which are not originally in English. This includes publi...
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019 at 2:43 PM
How does Dimensions know which research organization is which? And how does this work with hierarchical organisation structures and institutes?
Research organizations are disambiguated using GRID. GRID captures spelling and naming variations for a given institution so that we can use data from mult...
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019 at 2:45 PM
How are researchers unified/disambiguated in Dimensions?
We take a combination of many variables into account when calculating author profiles, including existing person IDs, affiliation data, and date. Person dis...
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019 at 2:45 PM
How can I report missing data/metadata?
For any feedback on specific or general points of missing information in Dimensions, please use the “Send feedback” tool (found under the “Support” button) ...
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019 at 2:47 PM
What kinds of different types of references/connections between data types are included in Dimensions?
There are numerous ways in which documents in SN Insights may be linked to other documents of the same, or other, type. These are detailed below for each of...
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019 at 2:58 PM
How does the coverage in Dimensions vary between topic areas?
As with many databases dealing with research information, there may often seem to be a bias towards STEM subjects in the data, with less information for the...
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019 at 2:49 PM
ORCiD information in Dimensions, and linking your ORCiD record
What is ORCiD? The ORCID iD is a unique identifier that researchers can use to distinguish themselves from other researchers and connect with their gran...
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019 at 2:51 PM