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Digital Science Announces New Dimensions Module for Researchers, Providing Powerful Insights into the Global Funding Landscape

By Alex Jackson January 25, 2017

Searchable database of over $1 trillion USD in research grant funding now available for researchers

LONDON, UK and Boston, USA – January 25th, 2017 Digital Science, a leading technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities, today unveiled a new module of its global grants database, Dimensions. The Dimensions database, containing information on millions of completed and ongoing research projects with over $1 trillion USD in global research funding, will be made available directly to researchers for the very first time. Users will be able to see how their work fits into the bigger picture of funded research within a specific discipline.

Dimensions is already being used by university administrators and research offices across the globe to inform research development decisions. This new version of the platform, available via site license access, enables researchers themselves to understand new trends as they emerge and to see the research activity in their field unfold in real-time. Users can:

  • Monitor future research trends – a huge advantage over publication databases which only reflect the achievements from the past
  • Identify potential new collaborators
  • Compare the most up-to-date activity across institutions, subjects and funders around the world
  • See built in visualisations and advanced search tools that offer new and instant insights from the data

Christian Herzog, CEO of Digital Science’s portfolio company ÜberResearch, who built the new module, said:

“We are constantly listening to the needs of the global academic community and the Dimensions database has developed and grown based on our market knowledge. Researchers want to see and understand research trends, and an effective way of doing that is to look at awarded grants. This new information has huge benefits for researchers, from finding new collaborators to convincing reviewers to fund projects.”

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About ÜberResearch

ÜberResearch is a leading provider of software solutions focused on helping funding organizations, non-profits, and global institutions make more informed decisions about research funding. The company’s cloud-based platform provides better views of an organization’s grant data, peer organization activities, and the data of the funding community at large. ÜberResearch is a portfolio company of Digital Science and a global business with main offices in Cologne, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Washington DC & Columbia, USA and other European and US locations. For more information, visit and follow @uberresearch on Twitter.

About Digital Science
Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities, at the laboratory bench or in a research setting. It invests in and incubates scientific software companies that simplify the research cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies and investments include a host of leading and admired brands including: Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Overleaf, Peerwith, ReadCube, TetraScience, Transcriptic, Symplectic and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media company, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

For more information, visit and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.

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