About Digital Science Database

Digital Science is our partner in building this pilot database with a global perspective on Danish research. Digital Science contributes data as well as expertise in order to achieve the best possible result within the time frame of the pilot.
Digital Science contact persons: Brian Lunn Kirkegaard and Kelsey Rosell

Reuse of data from the pilot database is not allowed without permission from Digital Science.

May 2022

  • Beta-2 release of the portal database with Digital Science data, which in this beta version solely includes publication metadata

Imported Data

  • Dimensions publication data with Danish country code from 2011 to date

Data Enhancements

  • Danish affiliation names from the set of Dimensions publication records are mapped to Danish Affiliations in a standardized form (NORA names) and grouped in categories like Universities, Private Research etc. This is an ongoing effort
  • UN SDG Classification is added based on Digital Science’s UN SDG classification from Dimensions as they are tagged on the individual Dimension record
  • AU/NZ FOR Classification is added based on Digital Science’s FOR classification from Dimensions as they are tagged on the individual Dimensions record
  • OECD Classification is added based on a NORA mapping from Digital Science’s FOR Classification as they are tagged on the individual Dimensions record
  • The Danish classification scheme DK Main Research Area is added based on a NORA mapping from Digital Science’s FOR Classification as they are tagged on the individual Dimensions record
  • Collaboration Countries are mapped into Collaboration Regions of analytical interest, like OECD, EU etc. Regions are in standardized form (NORA names)
  • Interlinking across all four databases (Matching Records in) has been implemented based on DOI-matching
  • Digital Science’s Open Access types are mapped to a standardized NORA OA terminology

Filter Functionality

  • Improved filter functionality
  • Updated filter names

Search Functionality

  • Improved versions of basic as well as expert search
  • Updated search codes for basic and expert search
  • Added a simple, Google-like search option

Help and Guides

  • Currently we provide in-context help in the form of mouse-overs and pop-up windows

Analytics Functionality

  • To be added later in 2022

Imported Data

  • When harvesting/importing publication data we rely on the country code(s) Digital Science relates to the publication records – this means:
    • Records that have a Danish affiliation, but no Danish country code are consequently not included in the NORA database
    • Records that have a Danish country code, but do not have an explicit Danish affiliation are included in the NORA database, but are not mapped to any of the Danish Affiliations names in the standardized form, but rather to ‘Other Research’

Danish Affiliation Names

  • Mapping of Danish affiliation names to NORA standard names is solely based on the normalization of these names in the context of the Digital Science’s GRID database. We are working on including Danish affiliations without a GRID

Filter Functionality

  • Groups as a Contributors sub-filter is not available
  • Languages as a filter is not available

Full Record View

  • Keywords are not displayed
  • ISBN is not displayed
  • Reference counts are not displayed

Help and Guides

  • As we move along – and collect user feedback – we’ll add more user guides, PDFs as well as videos

Improving the May 2022 Beta-2 release

  • Processing user feedback

  • Carrying out third party usability testing

  • Fixing bugs and serious usability problems 

  • Extracting and prioritizing ideas for improvements

  • Developing and testing improvements

  • Launching the Beta-3 version

Imported Data

  • Add Digital Science patent data pertaining to Denmark from 2011 to date

  • Add datasets from Digital Science

Data Enhancements

  • Enhance the mapping and normalization of Danish affiliation names, while also including Danish affiliations without a GRID

Search Functionality

  • Improve the discovery and inclusion of person name variants in contributor search

Save Query

  • Add option to save query

Analytics Functionality

  • Add the first analytics module