Thomson Reuters Unveils Data Citation Index for Discovering Global Data Sets

Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:32am EDT

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First of Its Kind Data Citation Index Connects Researchers to Data Repositories around the World

 

Philadelphia, PA, June 22, 2012 - The Intellectual Property & Science division of Thomson Reuters announced today that it will preview at the American Library Association Conference (ALA) the Data Citation IndexTM, an upcoming research resource within the Web of KnowledgeSM to facilitate the discovery, use and attribution of data sets and data studies, and link those data to peer-reviewed literature.

This new research resource from Thomson Reuters creates a single source of discovery for scientific, social sciences and arts and humanities information by connecting foundational research within data repositories around the world to related peer-reviewed literature in journals, books, and conference proceedings already indexed in the Web of Knowledge.

The Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index, scheduled for release later this year, makes research within the digital universe discoverable, citable and seamlessly linked to the article detailing the outputs from the original investigation. Thomson Reuters has partnered with data repositories such as the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) to capture bibliographic records and cited references for digital research, facilitating visibility, author attribution, and ultimately the measurement of impact of this growing body of scholarship.

"We are excited to partner with Thomson Reuters in the building of the Data Citation Index," said Mary Vardigan, assistant director of the ICPSR. "By linking publications in the Web of Science to the datasets on which they are based and enhancing the discoverability of data through the Data Citation Index, Thomson Reuters is highlighting the importance of research data in the scientific process."

"The Data Citation Index will revolutionize the way data sets are discovered and utilized," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of Thomson Reuters. "It will enable researchers, institutions and funders to gain a comprehensive view into the origins of research projects and influence the future paths they take, while also eliminating the duplication of work and speeding the scientific research process."

To learn more about the Data Citation Index, visit the Thomson Reuters booth, #1200, at the American Library Association Conference in Anaheim, California, June 22-26.

To learn more about Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge, please visit: http://wokinfo.com/about/whatitis/

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