|Daniel W. Hook (CEO, 2015-present)|
|Products||Altmetric | Global Research Identifier Database | Dimensions|
Number of employees
|Parent||Holtzbrinck Publishing Group|
Digital Science was founded in 2010. It was initially the technical division of Nature Publishing Group/Macmillan and is now is operated as an independent company by Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. They are one of the organizers of Science Foo Camp along with Nature, Google and O'Reilly.
Since 2013, Digital Science has released a number of collaborative reports using data generated from their portfolio companies featured in media outlets. The company worked with HEFCE and Kings College London in 2015, following the inclusion of Research Impact in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), to analyse the results and provide access to the case studies to the public.
Digital Science launched a Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) for identifying research institutions around the world in 2015. Through the Digital Science Catalyst Grant the company has supported a number of early-stage ideas such as Nutonian, TetraScience and Penelope as well as community schemes including Ada Lovelace Day.
On 15 January 2018, Digital Science launched Dimensions, a scholarly search engine that is free to use. The commercial version of the platform differentiates itself from other offerings in the same space by including the ability to search grants, patents and clinical trials.
Catalyst Grant WinnersEdit
|Ricochet by Ripeta||September 2017||The credit score for scientific publications that can detect and predict reproducibility in the trillion-dollar scientific research industry through software and analytics development; improving evidence-based science and fiscal efficiency of research investments.|
|Open Syllabus Project||Software that collates and maps the college and university curriculum, on a global scale.|
|fusemind.org||A search tool that gives students and researchers instant access to millions of research resources, within seconds, all on one platform.|
|Figures||March 2017||A workflow solution to manage figure data including creation, tracking, editing and discussion – all on one platform.|
|HackScience||A platform enabling scientists to create, share and control open and affordable lab automation tools.|
|HipDynamics||A data set interrogation tool in the field of cell and molecular biology.|
|Etalia||September 2016||A platform that offers recommendations for papers and people based on a unique fingerprint generated from a researcher’s reference library.|
|Simiary||A software solution which boosts content discovery via intelligent search.|
|Writefull||An online software application which provides editing and authoring guidance to enhance academic writing.|
|Ada Lovelace Day||September 2015||On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ada Lovelace this year, Ada Lovelace Day and Digital Science will mark women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.|
|Penelope||Automated, online editing tool aims to make it easier to assess and improve scientific research – wins award, backing and shared facilities with Digital Science.|
|TetraScience||January 2015||An open Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform to enhance productivity, safety and reproducibility in research.|
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