May 20, 2022

New Resource to Help Discover Data Sets: Thomson Reuters Begins Previewing Data Citation Index

Thomson Reuters will be providing preview of Data Citation Index (at ALA. Here’s a bit of info about the product that’s scheduled to launch later in 2012.

Data Citation Index will be part of the Web of Knowledge platform.

…Data Citation Index, an upcoming research resource within the Web of Knowledge [is designed] 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 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.

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.”

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