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LONDON and SINGAPORE, October 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Web-based visualisation tool enables academic institutions to explore, analyse and understand international research funding
Digital Science, a technology company serving the needs of scientific research and Symplectic, a leading developer of research information management systems, today announced the launch of Symplectic Dimensions at THE World Academic Summit in Singapore. Dimensions is a new web-based visualisation tool that enables academic research institutions to explore, analyse and understand the research funding landscape.
Symplectic is a portfolio business of Digital Science. Dimensions has been developed as a joint collaboration between the two companies to make the landscape of research funding accessible and transparent.
Academics and universities need to collaborate internationally to attract funding and the ability to understand an institution's strengths and discover potential collaborators has become of paramount strategic importance. Dimensions tackles this need directly by providing innovative, easy-to-understand visualisations of current funding trends and collaborations in an easily-digestible format. This allows universities to make data-driven decisions to uncover institutional strengths, contextualise particular grants, determine strategic direction, gain information for succession planning or even identify rising stars within an academic institution's research staff.
Dimensions incorporates data from the major government funders in the UK, Australia and the US(1). Advanced mapping allows institutions to view the global funding landscape and identify trends and patterns in the data to navigate funding in an intuitive way. This helps maximise the chance of a successful grant application by allowing universities to determine the best partners for their research.
Daniel Hook, Director of Research Metrics at Digital Science, explained, "Understanding funding allocations across subjects, institutions or countries can be complex and time-consuming. Dimensions gathers together a well-integrated collection of international grants data in one place, whilst web-based visualisation provides a compelling way to compare institutions and uncover collaboration opportunities."
To find out more visit: http://www.symplectic.co.uk/dimensions.
Powerful filters in Dimensions allow the user to sort data by research topic, institution, funder or investigator. Users can change the time period over which data is displayed and see the results geographically and create PDF reports. Some examples include:
About Digital Science
Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific research. Operated by Macmillan Science & Education, it offers a range of range of scientific technology and content solutions, from intelligent knowledge discovery tools to software applications for the laboratory and decision support systems for managers. For more information, visit http://www.digital-science.com
Symplectic is the world-leading developer of research information management tools. Founded in 2003, the company combines years of experience in the academic sector with a collaborative approach to development to build powerful software that helps institutions collect, manage and understand data about their research. Their flagship software, Elements, is used by some of the world's leading institutions, including the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Cornell, Pennsylvania, Melbourne and New South Wales. Visit http://www.symplectic.co.uk
About Macmillan Science & Education
As part of one of the largest and best known international publishing groups in the world, the new global division of Macmillan Science & Education is home to its academic, scholarly and educational businesses. The division employs more than 5,000 people, operating on more than 50 countries around the world, supporting scientists, professors, teachers, journalist, editors, writers and entrepreneurs to empower learning and discovery. See more at: http://www.learndiscover.com
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