Funding News Edition: November 06, 2019 See more articles in this edition
NIH’s Office of Portfolio Analysis (OPA) aggregated over 420 million citation links to create a new resource called the NIH Open Citation Collection (OCC), which OPA created to improve large-scale analyses of citation metrics. OPA also created a new tool called iCite that allows users to access, visualize, and bulk download OCC data.
Check out the iCite User Guide to get started.
In a blog post titled New NIH Resource To Analyze Biomedical Research Citations: The Open Citation Collection, Dr. Michael Lauer, NIH deputy director for extramural research, shows iCite’s capabilities in action. As he relays, OPA used iCite to create a citation network associated with the development of cancer immunotherapy, where each dot represents a scientific paper and the dots’ colors indicate basic (green), translational (yellow), or clinical (red) science. Here’s the resulting map:
To learn about OCC itself—how it was generated, what information it includes—read The NIH Open Citation Collection: A Public Access, Broad Coverage Resource.