Elements + Dimensions

Dimensions as a data source

Dimensions for Universities helps institutions understand more about the links between funding and research.

Quality information on research funding grants is often hard to come by. Data is often incomplete and hard to report on, but more funders now require extensive reporting on the outputs of their grants. A solid database of grants data may exist internally, but may be locked away with a financial or administrative department, unavailable to make use of.

Dimensions solves these challenges by automatically supplementing grant data in Elements with much more complete metadata.

How does it work?

All you need is two fields

Simply import any grants data from existing systems into Elements. The only metadata required is Title, Funder Reference and Funder Name.

Institutional Grant Record
Funder Name: Starfleet Institute of Technology
Funder Reference: 5JM54715147

Dimensions will complete the data

Using the three fields, Dimensions will query its database of over 100 international funders, including the NIH, NSF, NSERC, RCUK, Wellcome Trust, NHMRC, ARC and a growing list of smaller funders. It will then supplement the record with the extensive dataset from Dimensions.

Dimensions Supplementary Record
Title: Energy Density in HyperDrives
Funder Name: Starfleet Institute of Technology
Funder Reference: 5JM54715147
Abstract: The goal of this research is to develop and investigate more efficient means of utilising energy-rich sub-atomic particles to increase the range and depth of Starfleet's stock HyperDrive systems.
Amount: Federation Credits 1,000,047
Start Date: 14th August 2147
End Date: 31 July 2152
Researcher(s): Spock, Mr., Marcus, D
Associated IDs: PubMed ID: 27864509

Elements automatically links associated publications

Using the associated PubMed IDs held in Dimensions, Elements will also automatically link respective publications with that grant record, saving considerable amount of time and effort.

…and you’re ready to go!

You can even use Dimensions for Universities to explore funding in more detail. See the integration in action on our blog post.

See it in action!