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April 22, 2024

Digital Science Open principles reaffirm Digital Science's commitment to open research. Digital Science has today launched its Open Principles, a new initiative that commits its research information solutions to open science now and into the future. The Principles are the first step in Digital Science's journey to align more closely with the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information from a global research consortium headed by Leiden University, announced earlier today. They are also a concrete articulation of Digital Science's long-held, core vision of a trusted, frictionless, collaborative research ecosystem that drives progress for all. Open research practices, and the development of open science tools and solutions, have been at the heart of Digital Science since its inception: [Full Announcement].

April 18, 2024

Digital Science Launch of the Dimensions Knowledge Graph, powered by metaphactory. Digital Science solutions metaphacts and Dimensions announced the launch of the Dimensions Knowledge Graph, a large ready-made knowledge graph powering AI solutions in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. The Dimensions Knowledge Graph, powered by metaphactory, is an all-in-one knowledge graph solution, ready-made for easy integration with customers' data infrastructure and existing internal knowledge graphs. At its core is an explicitly defined and flexible semantic model that can be easily extended to include internal data (which can range from domain expert knowledge or data from internal documents) and harness the synergy of global research and internal knowledge to drive business decisions. Through a unified semantic layer, it connects data across all relevant sources and adds richness and context that simplifies and accelerates the generation of actionable insights grounded in evidence. [Full Announcement].

February 28, 2024

Digital Science Digital Science announces innovative new research solutions from Dimensions, delivering insights from ~350 million publications, grants, patents and clinical trials through ChatGPT's conversational interface. Digital Science announced the launch of two new products – Dimensions Research GPT and Dimensions Research GPT Enterprise – bringing the unmatched, trusted research coverage of Dimensions to the ChatGPT platform. Users can get AI-generated answers to research-related questions on the GPT platform informed by Dimensions' huge database, making ChatGPT more research-specific for topic exploration. [Full Announcement].

December 29, 2023

Digital Science Cassyni seminars integrated into Dimensions, further connecting research video into the scholarly ecosystem. Cassyni, the leading platform of research seminars, announced its latest strategic collaboration with Dimensions, among the world's largest linked research databases, to increase the discoverability of research seminars and further connect them to the scholarly ecosystem. Going forward, Cassyni seminars will be indexed in the Dimensions dataset. The inclusion of Cassyni's semantic video knowledge within the Dimensions' platform unlocks the potential to use research video for benchmarking, analytics and evaluation, significantly increasing its utility and relevance in the scholarly context. [Full Announcement].

November 21, 2023

Digital Science AI for academia: Digital Science acquires Writefull to empower researchers and publishers. Digital Science announced it has acquired the AI-based academic language service Writefull, which assists users worldwide with all aspects of their scholarly writing. Writefull's AI language models are trained on billions of sentences taken from millions of journal articles. Matched with a firm commitment to data privacy, this means its models offer unparalleled assistance to users in academic writing, paraphrasing, copy editing and revisions. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2023

Digital Science Cardiff University chooses Figshare as integral part of research data management strategy. Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, is pleased to announce that Cardiff University has chosen Figshare from Digital Science's flagship products to enhance its researcher support services, as it continues its work as a leading research institution. [Full Announcement].

September 20, 2023

Digital Science Digital Science announces brand redesign for ReadCube and Papers. Digital Science announced that ReadCube, a leader in literature management, is unveiling a comprehensive repositioning of the brand. Papers – the longstanding reference manager – will now be a standalone consumer brand as ReadCube rapidly evolves its enterprise-level literature management and document delivery solutions. [Full Announcement].

September 18, 2023

Digital Science University of Sussex connects Figshare to Symplectic Elements to create a joined-up research data management solution. Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, is pleased to announce that the University of Sussex has successfully integrated Figshare and Symplectic Elements from Digital Science's flagship products to create a seamless, interoperable research information and data management solution. [Full Announcement].

August 1, 2023

Digital Science Digital Science announces exclusive rollout of Dimensions AI Assistant beta version. Digital Science announced a limited and exclusive beta launch of Dimensions AI Assistant, a new research tool designed to enhance how users engage with the wealth of knowledge available on Dimensions, among the world's largest linked research databases. Dimensions AI Assistant utilizes advanced AI capabilities to provide users with semantically rich summaries and contextualized results, surpassing traditional keyword-based searches. [Full Announcement].

June 20, 2023

Digital Science Digital Science expands executive team for AI future. Digital Science has expanded its Executive Team to reflect its current steep growth trajectory and further develop its market-leading capabilities in Artificial Intelligence and related technologies. [Full Announcement].

June 14, 2023

Digital Science App uses AI to track Trust Markers across tens of millions of publications. Digital Science company Dimensions has today launched its new Dimensions Research Integrity app, enabling users to ensure the highest standards of research integrity and helping to build global trust in research. The Dimensions Research Integrity app uses AI to track the presence of several Trust Markers across tens of millions of publications worldwide. Developed for universities, funders and publishers, the app's users can analyze these Trust Markers related to their organization, and for any organization of the same type. [Full Announcement].

March 1, 2023

Digital Science Announcing the launch of Dimensions Modules&Apps. Dimensions is launching Dimensions Modules&Apps, the innovative analytical and workflow apps that give Dimensions users a new level of data analysis and discovery. Each one is designed to solve specific research problems, drawing insights from the world's largest linked research information database. With more data than any other provider, and with 70% of publications, for which we have worked with publishers to improve the records by indexing the full-text, Dimensions builds on an already powerful search application, with an app infrastructure that combines visual discovery with search, providing you with answers for a vast range of research challenges and common use cases. [Full Announcement].

February 20, 2023

Digital Science Figshare partners with African Library and Information Associations and Institutions. Figshare, part of Digital Science, has formed a new partnership with the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions, which is committed to open data and information sharing across Africa. The partnership is aimed at promoting open data awareness and participation in Africa, to improve access to and use of open data across the continent. [Full Announcement].

January 24, 2023

Digital Science Leeds Beckett University launches Figshare-powered repository. Leeds Beckett University, in partnership with Figshare, announces the launch of a new institutional repository. The new Thesis and Research Data Repository is supported on a custom domain, ensuring long-term sustainability of the repository. The repository will support the storing and sharing of theses and research data, providing a single place for researchers to make their data citable and discoverable. [Full Announcement].

Digital Science Digital Science acquires knowledge graph and decision intelligence software company metaphacts. Digital Science has completed the acquisition of metaphacts, which has become the newest member of the Digital Science family. Based in Germany, metaphacts is a knowledge graph and decision intelligence software company. Its main product metaphactory is a platform that supports customers in accelerating their adoption of knowledge graphs and driving knowledge democratization. Knowledge graphs are knowledge bases that use graph-structured, semantic data models to interlink data and support intuitive search and exploration of knowledge. [Full Announcement].

January 10, 2023

Digital Science Dr Alison Mitchell joins Digital Science Executive Team. Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, announced that Dr Alison Mitchell is joining the company in the newly established role of Chief of Staff. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 2022

Digital Science Figshare integration is rolled out across further titles in the Nature portfolio, extending Springer Nature's commitment to open science. In a further move to support open research, more journals in the Nature Portfolio – including Nature itself – will now provide authors with the opportunity to openly share their data, thanks to an integration with Figshare. Following the success of the pilot, this streamlined integration is now being extended. Authors submitting to the Nature Portfolio journals, including Nature, in the fields of life, health, chemical and physical sciences will now be able to easily opt into data sharing, via Figshare, as part of one integrated submission process. [Full Announcement].

November 4, 2022

Digital Science Scholastica announces integration with Altmetric Badges for its OA Publishing Platform. Scholastica, a leading software solutions provider for academic journals, announced that its open access publishing platform now includes an Altmetric Badge integration option to help journals, their authors, and readers track alternative impact indicators for articles. Journals subscribed to Scholastica's open access publishing platform with a paid Altmetric account can enable the new integration to have Altmetric Badges automatically displayed on the public metrics page for all the articles they publish via Scholastica. Each Altmetric Badge links to an Altmetric details page that features a breakdown of online attention received by the article. [Full Announcement].

February 28, 2022

Digital Science The University of São Paulo (USP) adopts Dimensions Analytics. The University of São Paulo, the largest and leading research academic university in Latin America and the Caribbean is rolling out university-wide access to Dimensions Analytics. [Full Announcement].

October 15, 2021

Digital Science Introducing Figshare+. Figshare has been helping researchers make their data publicly available for more than 10 years, over which time we have watched data sharing grow across disciplines as funders and publishers require data sharing and researchers seek to get credit for all the products of their research. While we will continue to offer figshare.com as a freely available generalist repository for the research community, we have found that there is an increasing need for sharing larger datasets as well as to have additional flexibility to describe and organize data. We also recognize the importance of open data that is not just openly accessible but that also adheres to the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). To address this, we want to offer a way for researchers to get more support during the data sharing process in making their data well documented so it can be discovered, reused, and ultimately have more impact. [Full Announcement].

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