Dimensions for Universities launched

Funding intelligence for research organizations
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Get actionable insights for better decisions

After the launch of ‘Dimensions for Funders’, which has been developed over the last 12 months with more than 20 development partners, the ability to analyze the global funding landscape is now also available for research organizations. We have been working with our friends at Symplectic to make ‘Dimensions for Universities’ fit for the specific use cases of research organizations. Symplectic is now offering ‘Dimensions for Universities’ to research organizations alongside their flagship product Elements – since both products are complementary: Elements, as a research information management system, focuses on the data and information from the customer’s own organization, while Dimensions allows the research organization to analyze the global funding landscape in a detailed way. If you are interested in learning more please do either get in contact with us or our colleagues at Symplectic.

Analyze the portfolio of any University to compare funding won by your peers or competitive research organizations

The leadership of every commercial organization would love to be able to understand, in very granular detail, the R&D investments of their direct competitors – in a database that allows them to see trends in different academic focus areas – down to the employee level. With Dimensions this is possible for research organizations – not only to be more competitive but also for the ‘good’ use case of building strong and lasting collaborations based on deep mutual understanding.

Understand who funds research in a specific academic areas (user defined queries) or create specific queries to match your strategic direction

When preparing a grant application it might be of interest to analyze, in detail, the past funding activities in this area – even if the potential funder is known already. What have they funded before, and would this putative application be seen as overlapping (and therefore perhaps redundant) or complementary or even novel when the Funder themselves consult their own portfolio? Who has received grants in this type of area before? Where do they work? Which other funders fund this type of research? Would it be useful to include their funded projects in the application to explain the differences and synergies in detail? With Dimensions for Universities this becomes an easy task – on top of a global project database!

Where the funding is going, on both an institutional and researcher level

For developing collaborations globally it is useful to understand the scientific expertise of all the researchers in a field (normally by analyzing publications). But knowing where funders have trusted researchers to be able to advance specific areas of science and understanding where funding is going to be turned into results in the coming years is at least as useful as looking into past performance and achievements. With Dimensions you can analyze more than $200 billion of ongoing and future research that is going to be utilized by active research scientists in the coming 5-7 years. By understanding the committed grant funding by funders worldwide, recruitment and collaboration can be based on where the money currently is and will be. This analysis is only available by looking at grant commitments.