Thomson Reuters Collaborates with SHEDL to Advance Scotland’s Global Research Impact

    The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a five-year commitment between the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library (SHEDL) and Thomson Reuters to advance  the global impact of Scotland’s research efforts through citation connections within the Web of ScienceTM.  Thomson Reuters Web of Science provides a single destination for the world’s largest collection of research data, publications, proceedings and patents to be utilized from the initial stage of discovery through the application of scholarly research. The unified web-based platform will provide researchers in Scotland with the ability to perform granular and big-picture analyses via a full range of data, tools and technology.

    “Our strategic alliance with Thomson Reuters will provide Scotland’s universities and research institutions with a single unified platform to support and measure all research activities in an efficient manner,” said Richard Parsons, chair of SHEDL and CIO at the University of Dundee. “These tools will be critical in helping extend Scotland’s global research footprint and enabling common access throughout Scotland to ensure that our research collaborations can prosper.”

    The collaboration between Thomson Reuters and SHEDL, a cooperative comprising Scotland’s universities and research institutions, will enable researchers in Scotland to uncover new theories, spot emerging trends and evaluate their work within the global research landscape with a comprehensive view into possible funding opportunities from one platform. Built upon a core collection of journal literature from the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities, the citation connections within Web of Science  build upon its foundation as the world’s most trusted citation index and provide users with access to more  content to advance their workflow:

    ·         Book Citation IndexSM

    ·         Data Citation IndexSM

    ·         Biosis Citation IndexSM

    ·         Zoological Record®

    ·         Derwent Innovations Index®

    ·         Current Contents Connect®

    The Web of Science also enables scholars to apply robust research metrics throughout the entire research process, to pinpoint the most relevant research, improve search, measure collaboration, and track impact of research by integrating data from the leading Thomson Reuters Research Analytics tools: Journal Citation Reports and InCitesTM.

    Jisc Collections, an organization supporting the provision of digital content for education and research in the United Kingdom, worked with Thomson Reuters and SHEDL to facilitate this effective collaboration. “We were happy to work with Thomson Reuters and SHEDL on this exciting agreement,” said Carolyn Alderson, acting head of Licensing at Jisc Collections. “The ability to use the wealth of scholarly content and analytical tools from Thomson Reuters will help Scotland’s institutions expand their global reach and support their significant efforts in scientific research.”

    “The Scottish Higher Education Digital Library, like many academic consortiums and institutions worldwide, recognizes the growing need to approach the research process, from discovery through application, in an efficient, unified manner,” said Gordon Macomber, managing director of Thomson Reuters Scholarly and Scientific Research. “We are pleased to work with this esteemed organization and honored to help Scotland’s universities and research institutions improve their search and discovery efforts.”

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