The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced today the launch of the Data Citation IndexTM, a research resource within the Web of KnowledgeSM to facilitate the discovery, use and attribution of data sets and data studies that also link 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. It provides a single access point to discover foundational research within data repositories around the world in the broader context of peer-reviewed literature in journals, books, and conference proceedings already indexed in the Web of Knowledge.
Historically, it has been extremely difficult to discover, attribute and measure the research compiled within data sets. Analysts at Thomson Reuters closely researched this issue and determined that a system was needed to help researchers more easily discover data relevant to their work and attribute it in a way that appropriately acknowledges intellectual debt. The Thomson Reuters white paper, “Collaborative Science : Solving the Issues of Discovery, Attribution and Measurement in Data Sharing,” takes a close look at this analysis and the approach of utilizing the Data Citation Index to bridge the scholarly research gap.