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 2023

  • Beta-2 release (May 2022) 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 (year and country as defined by the data provider)

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
  • A re-organization of the Danish affiliations and -groupings were implemented in February 2023. New affiliation groupings added are: Artistic Higher Education InstitutionsBusiness AcademiesGovernmental InstitutionsNon-Profit Organizations and GTS Institutes
  • 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 the official ANZSRC 2020 FoR correspondence to FORD 2015 mapping using 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
  • Keywords are based on Digital Science’s Concepts as they are added on the individual Dimension record

Help and Guides

Analytics Functionality

  • Is being developed and will be added at a later stage

Imported Data

  • When harvesting/importing publication data we rely on the country code(s) the data provider relates to the publication records – this means:
    • Records with Danish affiliations, but no Danish country code are consequently not included in the NORA database
    • Records with Denmark as a country code, but without any explicit Danish affiliations are consequently included in the NORA database

Danish Affiliation Names

  • Mapping of Danish affiliation names to NORA standard names are primarily based on the normalization of these names in the context of the Digital Science’s GRID database
  • Danish affiliations without a GRID can be hard to identify as indeed being Danish owing to the way affiliation information is structured on the individual record level. Hence Danish affiliation name variants without a GRID is only in some instances mapped to a NORA name if the name variant occurs in a greater share of the publications
  • Affiliations with country code Denmark, which in the mapping process are identified as falsely classified as Danish, will not be mapped to any Danish affiliation names or groupings

Filter Functionality

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

Full Record View

  • ISBN is not displayed

Help and Guides

  • As we move along – and collect user feedback – more user guides, PDFs as well as videos will be added

Improving the Beta-2 release (May 2022)

  • 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 patents from Digital Science
  • Add datasets from Digital Science

Data Enhancements

  • Enhance the mapping and normalization of Danish affiliation names

Analytics Functionality

  • Add the first analytics module