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Digital Science joins Research4Life initiative as a publishing partner

By Alex Jackson June 18, 2019

Digital Science is proud to announce a collaboration with Research4Life which will give all Research4Life participants access to Dimensions Plus. Dimensions will allow participants to explore the research landscape and the connections between publications, grants, clinical trials, patents and policy documents.

Research4Life is a public-private partnership which aims to reduce the knowledge gap between industrialised and developing countries by providing free or very low-cost access to scientific and professional information to institutions in more than 120 countries.

Christian Herzog, CEO Dimensions, said: “We’re really pleased to support Research4Life’s mission to reduce the knowledge gap between industrialised and developing countries, and support research in countries where access to information is sometimes hard to get. Their wealth of programmes and diversity of participants across the world is inspiring and something we’re very happy to actively support.”

Dimensions is a cutting-edge research insights platform designed to break down barriers to access and discovery. It brings together over 100 million publications, $1.3tn of grants, 455,000 clinical trials, 38 million patents, 420,000 policy documents, and their associated metrics.

Andrea Powell, Outreach Director and Publisher Coordinator, Research4Life, STM, said: “It’s very exciting that Dimensions is now available to all registered Research4Life users, because it reflects the interconnectedness of the modern research environment and the wide range of information that researchers need to be effective.  Dimensions complements the rest of the content accessible via Research4Life very well and I hope it will contribute to our efforts to level the playing field for researchers in the Global South. We are really delighted to have Digital Science on board.”

More than 9000 institutions have access to the five programmes of Research4Life – Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI. Users include researchers, academics, students, clinicians, health workers, extension agents, economists, government departments and policymakers. Up to 175 publishers are now participating in Research4Life, providing access to up to 22,500 journals, 81,000 books, and 120 other information resources.

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Research4Life is the collective name of the five programs – Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI – that provide developing countries with free or low-cost access to peer-reviewed academic and professional online content. Research4Life is a public-private partnership of WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, ILO, Cornell and Yale Universities, the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers and up to 175 international publishers. Research4Life aims to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to scientific, professional and research information. Since 2002, the five programs – Health Research (Hinari), Agricultural Research (AGORA), Environmental Research (OARE), Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) and Global Justice Research (GOALI) – have provided researchers from more than 9000 institutions in more than 120 low- and middle-income countries.

About Dimensions
Dimensions is a modern, innovative, linked research knowledge system that re-imagines discovery and access to research. Developed by Digital Science in collaboration with over 100 leading research organizations around the world, Dimensions brings together grants, publications, citations, alternative metrics, clinical trials and patents to deliver a platform that enables users to find and access the most relevant information faster, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy. Visit Dimensions’ website at and find us on Twitter @DSDimensions.

About Digital Science
Digital Science is a technology company working to make research more efficient. We invest in, nurture and support innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open and effective. Our portfolio includes admired brands including Altmetric, Anywhere Access, Dimensions, Figshare, ReadCube, Symplectic, IFI Claims, GRID, Overleaf, CC Technology, Writefull, Gigantum and Ripeta. We believe that together, we can help researchers make a difference. Visit and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.

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