The next evolutions in research data sharing and scholarly discovery come together to support Russian Science

Digital Science announced today an agreement that will provide researchers and students from the University Consortium of the South of Russia access to two products aimed to transform the way their researchers manage, search and analyze research, and to support student education through access to both Dimensions and a pilot project with Figshare.

Dimensions is a research information platform that connects over 140 million research documents including publications, grants, patents, clinical trials and policy documents. In addition to the enriched Dimensions data, users will also have access to Figshare, a repository where they can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. These products combined will offer a seamless way to organize research as well as powerful search, visualizations and reporting functionality to track funding trends, compare performance and research outcomes, and inform strategic planning.

Igor Osipov, VP, Academic & Government EMEA, and CEO of Digital Science in Russia/CIS, commented, “The Southern Federal University and our partners from the Consortium are building an infrastructure that connects education, fundamental research, and innovation into an integrated digital environment, which brings strategic results. Many colleagues at the University Consortium of the South of Russia actively participated in the development program for Dimensions and continue to work with us to extend Dimensions’ capabilities.”

Inna Shevchenko, Acting Rector of Southern Federal University, leading institution of the consortium said: “Modern digital platforms nowadays are not just research analytics systems, but an effective tool for increasing the research efficiency. Access for the University Consortium of the South of Russia to modern digital platforms such as Dimensions or Figshare significantly expands the capabilities of the regional and Russian digital support environment for research and higher education — both researchers and students — and allows us to visualize the scientific landscape at a new level.”

“The combination of Figshare and Dimensions creates a platform for a research interaction across the globe on a level playing field,” adds Daniel Hook, CEO of Digital Science. “With access to Dimensions and Figshare, leaders, scientists and students will be able to gather a much more complete picture of the research landscape in order to achieve their goals many times more efficient and quicker. We are proud and delighted to partner with these prestigious and innovative institutions to support their efforts in research and education across Russia.”

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 Figshare
Figshare is a web-based platform to help academic institutions manage, disseminate and measure the public attention of all their research outputs. The light-touch and user-friendly approach focuses on four key areas: research data management, reporting and statistics, research data dissemination and administrative control. Figshare works with institutions globally to help them meet key funder recommendations and to provide world-leading tools to support an open culture of data sharing and collaboration. Figshare is part of the Digital Science portfolio of companies. For more information, visit and follow @figshare on Twitter.

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. We believe that together, we can help researchers make a difference. Visit and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.