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CTF Partners with Digital Science to Promote Open Data

The Children’s Tumor Foundation’s commitment to collaboration, open data and transparency is reinforced with a partnership with global technology company Digital Science on a new platform for next-generation research and discovery called Dimensions. This groundbreaking research information database aims to transform scholarly search by linking publications, grants, policy, data, and metrics for the first time.

Developed in partnership with over 100 leading research organizations and funders around the world, Dimensions breaks down barriers to discovery and innovation by providing free search and citation data for 89 million publications, and delivers one-click access to over 9 million Open Access articles.

Dimensions also links those publications to almost 4 million grants (totaling more than $1.4T in funding), over 34 million patents, 360,000 clinical trials and thousands other research documents – providing funders who subscribe to this extended version of the platform with a unique ability to easily and quickly search across the research lifecycle, and explore over 4 billion connections between those documents.

It’s not always clear what organization is funding what projects, and what new research has evolved from existing projects. The Foundation’s partnership with Digital Science will facilitate a more efficient research experience and an enhanced understanding of the broader NF research landscape by listing all the awards in the same place together with NIH, CDMRP and all NF funders. This will enable more informed decisions, provide transparency on what has been funded and is a powerful tool to connect with the community.

If other organizations want to contribute their grant data to Dimensions, contact

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