Measuring Research, Making a Difference
This piece was contributed by Laure Haak of Discovery Logic, a business of Thomson Reuters
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Thomson Reuters supports the entire research lifecycle. We provide our customers—researchers, universities, publishers, governments, funding agencies, and labs—with innovative tools for discovery, collaboration, and strategic decisions. Thomson Reuters has a strong track record in research management and analytics. Within the IP and Science division, the company houses data, software products, and services including Derwent World Patent Index, Web of Knowledge, EndNote, Thomson Reuters Integrity, Scholar One, and ResearcherID. ScienceWire provides a platform for aggregating content and relating people, products, organizations, and outcomes. Our Research Services group pioneered the use of citation data and spearheaded development of bibliometrics, and provides custom publication data sets, the InCites benchmarking system, and the Research In View faculty profile and analysis system for the academic market. Our Evidence business unit provides custom research performance analytics for UK and European research institutions and funding organizations. And our Discovery Logic business focuses on research management analytics and systems development for funding organizations. These developments include an end-to-end grants management system for the National Institutes of Health Division of Loan Repayment, and support for the development of the NIH eSPA system, which provides a web-based interface for NIH staff to search for grants, build portfolios, and link to outcomes including publications, citations, and patents. In addition to systems development, Discovery Logic provides database design, reporting support, and custom program evaluation services to the NIH and other research organizations. Together, this comprehensive collection of scientific content and research management products and services provides an excellent platform from which to launch research analysis activities.