Explorer for Institutions

Monitor and report on the online activity surrounding research published by your faculty, and benefit from access to the full Altmetric database.

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A new way of looking at research

Explorer for Institutions is an intuitive platform that enables you to monitor the online activity surrounding academic research.

Browse by author, group or department for your own institution, benchmark against peer organisations, report on the outcomes of outreach activity, and integrate the insights the data provides into evaluation and review processes.

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Achieve organisational objectives

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Improve grant application success

Evidence the reach and broader influence of your work to funders to help them understand the benefits and intended impacts of your research.

Ensure effective reputation management

See who is talking about your research, where they are, and what they’re saying. Full visibility of the online conversations means you can ensure your work isn’t being misrepresented or misinterpreted.

Track influence as it happens

Understand where and why your research outputs are attracting attention, and use our fully auditable data to identify successes and key channels.

Support your researchers

Enable faculty to easily track the activity surrounding their research, better manage their online reputations, and uncover examples of the broader impacts of their work.

Attract alumni donations

Demonstrate the value and profile of your research programs and faculty to internal and external stakeholders to encourage support.

Inform strategic decision making

Analyse attention data to guide future research, recruitment and outreach program planning. Determine key paths to success and prioritise activities accordingly.

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Explore the research from your institution

View attention data by author, group, department, or across your whole institution. Filter by attention type and monitor patterns in real time.

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Instant access to the entire Altmetric database

Browse and filter attention data for over 4 million research outputs picked up by Altmetric to date.

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Create custom groups

Track attention for a specific project or group by uploading a list of identifiers to create a custom group. Use this functionality to benchmark the online activity surrounding your outputs with those from peer institutions and faculty.

Analyse and report on attention for the research that matters to you

Create custom reports

Easily create new reports based on your preferred search filters, and call up old ones with a single click.

E-mail alerts

Want regular updates or notifications when certain articles are mentioned? Daily, weekly and monthly e-mail alerting will help you stay up-to-date and deliver insights direct to your inbox.

Export to Microsoft Excel

Export sets of research attention data to perform additional analysis or to create further graphs and visualisations.

API output

Already have an internal reporting system and want to add Altmetric data to it? Use the API output to sync the database to suit your needs.

Features checklist

Fully auditable, reliable data

Via the Altmetric details page we show you all of the original shares and mentions of each piece of research, so you can see exactly who is saying what about your work.

The Altmetric score and donut visualisation

When browsing the Explorer you’ll be able to use the score and donut as a way of easily identifying research that has had a high volume or a certain type of attention.

Real-time updates

New mentions and shares are updated as soon as we see them, enabling you to see how the way a piece of research is shared and discussed over time.

Relevant sources

Our data curation process ensures that all of the sources we track are relevant and timely – meaning you get the insight that matters most.

Search and filter

Within the Explorer you can define what research you want to see data for by using our advanced filtering options, or inputting your own PubMed queries.

Export data

Counts of the mentions for each research output can be exported to excel, to a JSON output or via the API. Create custom reports and register to receive regular email alerts and updates to stay up-to-date with the latest activity.

How are other institutions using it?

University of Cambridge

Head of Research Information Juergen Wastl shares Cambridge's experience of integrating the Altmetric Explorer for Institutions.

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Biodiversity Heritage Library

See how the Biodiversity Heritage Library are using our custom tracking to monitor and showcase the online activity surrounding their content

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Pricing and implementation

Support every step of the way

Populating the Explorer for Institutions is straightforward and easy: our dedicated Implementations Manager will be there to guide you through every step of the way, and we’ll provide training and support to help get you started.

Site license access for all of your faculty

Access to the Explorer for Institutions is made readily available for all of your faculty via site license IP-authentication. Users have the option to just browse, or to create accounts to enable them to save reports, set up alerts, and create custom groups.

Want to find out more?

Our team would be happy to discuss any questions you might have, or work with you to find the solution that best fits your needs. Please fill in the form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible.