PHILADELPHIA – The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration with DataCite, a leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling people to find, share, use, and cite data. The collaboration will promote the discovery of research data sets through the Data Citation IndexSM, a single-point solution providing access to quality research data sets from multi-disciplinary repositories around the world.
This collaboration will connect the Data Citation Index to high quality research data from repositories worldwide that work with DataCite. This will ensure that the valuable content that has been made citable by DataCite is globally discoverable, properly attributed and reusable by other researchers. As part of the Web of ScienceTM—the premier scientific search and discovery platform and industry authority in science, social science, and arts & humanities citation indexes—inclusion within the Data Citation Index will also further DataCite’s mission of increasing acceptance of research data as citable contributions to the scholarly record.
“We are excited to be working with Thomson Reuters to enhance the ways that people can find and use data,” said Adam Farquhar, president of DataCite. “With global research output rapidly increasing and citable datasets becoming legitimate contributions to the scholarly record, it is imperative that researchers around the globe can efficiently access, cite and measure data-intensive research.”
Since creating the Data Citation Index, Thomson Reuters has worked closely with global industry leaders to expand the breadth of research discovery by capturing bibliographic records and cited references for digital research, as well as literature describing research which cites or uses the data, stewarding the accurate identification, attribution and measurement of this growing body of scholarship. The Data Citation Index allows users to gain a comprehensive view of the genesis of research projects and influence the future paths they may take, while minimizing the duplication of work and speeding the scientific research process to keep pace with the changing global research landscape. Through linked content and summary information, this data is displayed within the broader context of the scholarly research ecosystem, enabling users to gain perspective that otherwise would be lost if viewed in isolation.
“We are pleased to be working with DataCite, a leader in providing persistent identifiers to high-value data, to improve access to datasets and accurate scholarly attribution,” said Gordon Macomber, managing director of Thomson Reuters IP & Science. “As the global output of scientific and scholarly research continues to rapidly grow, DataCite’s support of the Data Citation Index raises the importance of identifying prior research to enhance the scientific process.”
DataCite is a global nonprofit membership organization that aims to make research better by enabling people to find, share, use, and cite data through reliable, easy-to-use persistent data identification services underpinned by the DOI system. DataCite engages stakeholders including researchers, scholars, data centers, libraries, publishers and funders through advocacy, guidance and services. For more information, go to www.datacite.org.
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