Dimensions for Universities Update: Improved Search and New Visualisations

We’re happy to announce that our funding analysis and benchmarking tool, Dimensions for Universities, has now been updated to include some very useful new features.

Dimensions for Universities is an analytical tool, built by ÜberResearch, that helps institutions visualise and understand the funding landscape.

Version 2.6 now includes the following improvements:

Extended search options

Previously, Dimensions allowed users to search by title or abstract. User feedback indicated this was not broad enough, and that searching by Grant ID or researcher name would be useful.  In version 2.6, users can search either by just the abstract and title, or by all project fields (title, abstract, organisation, researcher, project ID).


Dimensions for Universities search options


New visualisations

Another feature requested by many users was the ‘geo-bubble’ map. This new visualisation shows the distribution of projects or funding amounts on a global map. This functionality can be found in the Analyse section and is currently available for the US, Canada and Australia (In future, it will cover Europe too). You can now view the geo-bubbles for any search or filter combination.


Dimensions for Universities Geo-map


We hope users find these updates helpful. If you have any questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to contact us. For more information on Dimensions for Universities, see our product page.

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