Categories

What is a ‘Category’?
A Category in Dimensions, represents a topic and could be as broad as “cancer” or “engineering” or “basic research”, to populations (indigenous people, teen...
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019 at 4:10 PM
What are Fields of Research, Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization and HRCS categories, and how are they created?
Dimensions has a series of in-built categorisation systems which are used by funders and researchers around the world, and originally defined by field expe...
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019 at 4:10 PM
How should I use the Categories?
Categories are used as ways to search and filter information. All data in Dimensions is labelled with all classification systems simultaneously, and this m...
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019 at 4:11 PM
Why does Dimensions not use Journal Classifications?
Dimensions does not use Journal Classifications due to the difficulties and inaccuracies that these bring. For example, many broad-scope or multidisciplina...
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019 at 4:12 PM
Are you going to add more categorisation systems?
We will be adding further categorisation systems in the future. If there is a particular system that you would like us to add to Dimensions, please let us ...
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019 at 4:12 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 c...
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019 at 4:13 PM
How can I get an overview of the available categories per research classification?
For the standard classifications, next to each category filter you find a “Browse” link which brings you to a page with all available categories of the resp...
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019 at 4:14 PM
What is the background behind the Fields of Research (FOR) classification system?
The Fields of Research (FOR) classification is a component of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) system, developed in...
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019 at 4:14 PM
What is the background behind the Research, Condition and Disease Classification (RCDC) system?
(Not all versions of Dimensions have this categorisation system available for use) The Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC) System is a...
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019 at 4:15 PM
What is the background behind the Health Research Classification System (HRCS)?
The Health Research Classification System (HRCS) is a classification system used by nearly all UK biomedical funders to classify their portfolio of health ...
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019 at 4:16 PM