Dimensions data

How can I get an overview of the data in Dimensions and how it is structured?
Details of the data in Dimensions - where it comes from, how it is structured, and how it will continue to develop over time - can be found in this Digital ...
Thu, 25 Jan, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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 are ...
Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 at 4:33 PM
How are author entries unified/disambiguated?
We take a combination of multiple variables into account when calculating author profiles, including, for example, existing person IDs, affiliation data, a...
Mon, 26 Nov, 2018 at 3:23 PM
How is the data curated, enriched and harmonized?
Dimensions includes data from a huge number of sources. The data is converted to a common data model, cleaned, and then enriched so it is ready for use. The...
Thu, 18 Jan, 2018 at 9:14 PM
What information is indexed in Dimensions?
Dimensions includes the below main information types, but not all data sources are included in all Dimensions packages. If you cannot see patents or clinica...
Thu, 25 Jan, 2018 at 1:43 PM
How are the research organizations defined in Dimensions?
The research organizations in Dimensions are defined using GRID (grid.ac). The criteria for inclusion in GRID is that an institution is associated with rese...
Thu, 18 Jan, 2018 at 9:27 PM
How does Dimensions make the connections between funders/grants and publications?
We use different methods to connect funders or grants with publications:  a) we extract and analyze the acknowledgements section of publications to identif...
Thu, 18 Jan, 2018 at 9:28 PM
Why aren’t all records categorised?
Records in Dimensions will not be classified if there is not enough information for the classification process to be carried out accurately. At least 200 ch...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 11:31 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...
Tue, 8 May, 2018 at 3:11 PM