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Dimensions the next generation approach to data discovery

Dimensions the next generation approach to data discovery

Ms Anne Harvey1

1Digital Science, Carnegie, Australia


The research landscape exists in silos, often split by proprietary tools and databases that do not meet the needs of the institutions they were developed for. What if we could change that? In this session we’ll showcase Dimensions: a platform developed by Digital Science in collaboration with over 100 research organizations around the world to provide a more complete view of research from idea to impact.

We’ll discuss how the data now available enables institutions to more easily gather the insights they need to inform the most effective development of their organization’s activities, and look at how linking different sections of the scholarly ecosystem (including grants, publications, patents and data) can deliver powerful results that can then be integrated into existing systems and workflows through the use of APIs and other applications.

In particular, we’ll explore how the Dimensions approach to re-imagining discovery and access to research will transform the scholarly landscape, and the opportunities it presents for the research community.


Anne Harvey is the Managing Director for Digital Science Asia Pacific with an overall responsibility of supporting clients with their research management objectives.

Anne has been involved in a number of projects including Big Data Computing (which refers to the ability of an organisation to create, manipulate, manage and analyze large data sets and its ability to drive knowledge creation), Australia’s ERA 2012 and 2010 (research assessment exercise).

Anne has a passion for information and research and previous positions include Regional Sales Manager at Elsevier, Business Development Manager at Thomson Reuters.

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