Research Insights

The Research Insights pillar of RES Hub brings together all the on-line tools that you need to search and analyse bibliometric, funding, patent, policy and other data generated by the research community. This is where you can explore and analyse research outputs, understand how your research fits into the broader community and identify opportunities for collaboration and funding.

This pillar brings these tools together into a single access point so that you spend less time looking for them, and more time carrying out your research projects and identifying new opportunities.


0:05 Welcome to the Research Insights pillar of RES Hub.

0:08 This pillar provides tools to support you shaping your research career.

0:13 If you need to find research collaborators, keep track of your outputs, or put together

0:18 track record data for your next grant application, this is the place to go.

0:24 As the complexity and competitive nature of research increases, these tools become more

0:29 and more important in helping you achieve your research goals in the most efficient

0:34 and effective way.

0:35 They are intended to help identify opportunities for building networks and partnerships that

0:40 lead to globally recognized impactful research.

0:44 Here you will find external databases of research outputs, such as journal articles and industry

0:50 reports, that help you explore the research landscape, keep up to date with the latest

0:56 developments, and find new opportunities.

0:58 There are tools to help you manage your own research portfolios and communicate these

1:03 to others for funding or promotion applications.

1:06 For example, My Researcher dashboard contains the details of your research successes in

1:12 a single, easy-to-access location.

1:15 There are analytics tools to help you gain insights into your research networks and see

1:20 the impact your research is creating.

1:23 These tools are a great way to guide the development of your research career and help you identify

1:28 opportunities, as well as understand where you need to grow or develop new partnerships.

1:35 And remember, the RES Hub research ecosystem will evolve as we understand your needs better

1:41 and as we develop more sophisticated tools to support you in research excellence.

1:46 It's a joint venture with the whole UTS community, so give us your feedback and suggestions for

1:51 the future, and keep watching this space.


You can find your Scopus author ID from your Scopus profile. Here are the steps to locate it:

  1. Login to Scopus via the library catalogue
  2. Use Author Search
  3. Select your name from the list of authors
  4. Your author ID will be listed under your name.

If there are multiple author matches for your name, merge them together by clicking on the Request to Merge Authors link.

If there are no matches for your name, try searching with name variants or other options such as ORCID. If your publications have not been indexed by Scopus you will not have an assigned Author ID.

The link on RES Hub takes you to the UTS Library subscription to Scopus, but you will need an account for advanced functionality such as reviewing your Scopus profile, saving searches, setting up email alerts or accessing SciVal. Register using your UTS email address.

You can try different ways of searching such as Author Search' or 'Basic Search' with your article title. If you still can not find your articles, then they may not be indexed in those collections.

IBISWorld creates reports based on demand and they tend to focus on larger companies. For this reason, they are not an exhaustive source for company and industry data. Other sources for company and industry information can be found in the UTS Library Business Guide

The UTS Library subscribes to specific modules within the IBISWorld suite: Australian Industry Reports, Australian Company Reports and Australian Risk Ratings Reports. If you login to IBISWorld via the Library website, you should be able to view and download content from those areas. Other reports will not be accessible via the Library subscription.

Altmetric presents metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. The data can include (but are not limited to) peer reviews, citations on Wikipedia and in any public policy documents, discussions on research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers like Mendeley, and mentions on social networks such as Twitter. Altmetric can tell you a lot about how often journal articles and other scholarly outputs like data sets are discussed and used around the world. It is a good database to measure reach beyond academia.

The Altmetric attention score is a weighted count of all of the mentions Altmetric has tracked for an individual research output, and is designed as an indicator of the amount and reach of the attention an item has received. 

Dimensions is a comprehensive research information platform that links data on publications, grants, patents, clinical trials and policy documents. It provides insights on the performance of various research domains which can inform strategic planning and the development of new collaborations. Global research performance in FoR codes can also be analysed.  'Analytical Views' reveals the additional capability of Dimensions.