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National Institutes of Health Chooses Web of Science(R) to Power electronic Scientific Portfolio Assistant (eSPA)
Date:8/3/2009

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters with Discovery Logic, Inc. today announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has chosen Web of Science((R)) data to power the NIH electronic Scientific Portfolio Assistant (eSPA). eSPA is an information technology system designed to assist NIH grants management officials in creating grant portfolios and tracking research outputs and outcomes, including publications and citations.

"Web of Science was chosen because we have a proven history of supporting customers with superior content, tools and services that are critical to advancing scientific research. The real-time access to grants and output data this platform provides is a powerful interface for analyzing grant portfolios," said Keith MacGregor, Executive Vice President, Scientific & Scholarly Research at Thomson Reuters. "We are proud that Web of Science continues to be chosen by NIH and other leading research organizations."

As the prime contractor on this award, Discovery Logic will link Web of Science data to NIH grants, clinical trials, publications, invention reports, patents and other scientific data sources by providing custom software development services, database services and data analytic services. Michael Pollard, Senior Vice President of Discovery Logic, said, "eSPA uses these powerful resources to create an invaluable data-driven decision support tool for NIH leadership and staff."

Web of Science is the world's largest citation database, providing researchers, administrators, faculty and students access to more than 11,000 actively covered, high impact journals and 110,000 conference proceedings, totaling 45 million documents and more than 1 billion cited references.

About National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- The Nation's Medical Research Agency -- includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

About Discovery Logic

Discovery Logic(R) is a leading provider of systems, data and analytics for real-time portfolio management, decision support, outcomes tracking, and information visualization. The company provides a unique platform for relating people, organizations, ideas, grants, inventions, patents, publications, and products worldwide. For additional information, go to www.discoverylogic.com.

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. For more information, go to thomsonreuters.com.


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