Thomson Reuters, the authority on research analytics and decision support citation data for more than half a century, has begun working with thousands of institutions and research facilities to produce a one-of-a-kind resource. This initiative, the Global Institutional Profiles Project, will create data-driven portraits of globally significant research institutions – combining peer review, scholarly outputs, citation patterns, funding levels, and faculty characteristics in one comprehensive database.
The dataset can be packaged and analyzed to different specifications, allowing organizations to receive custom information for their specific needs.
The Global Institutional Profiles Project has already begun with a worldwide survey of opinion leaders at key research institutions. The advice they provide will inform the project both in terms of data collected and methodologies used. Thomson Reuters goal is to be fully transparent in approach and verifiable in outcomes, so the results of the opinion survey will be published in Q1 of 2010.