Crown Research Institutes of New Zealand Select Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge To Support Their Scientific and Innovation Needs
NEW ZEALAND, March 9, 2012 – The Crown Research Institutes of New Zealand (CRIs) have selected the Web of Knowledge® platform from Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, to enhance the research and analytic capabilities of almost 3,000 researchers from six institutes. The renewal of the agreement represents a key step towards enhancing the national research environment to accelerate research and development, and drive New Zealand’s knowledge economy.
The six CRIs selected Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge to help New Zealand researchers identify the most influential literature in the sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities from around the world. Web of Knowledge contains the world’s largest multidisciplinary citation databases, conference proceedings records and analysis tools from Web of Science®.
Jeroen Prinsen, senior director of New Zealand and Australia, Thomson Reuters, said, “We are extremely pleased and honoured that six Crown Research Institutes have chosen the Web of Knowledge platform again as their main resource for research and analytics to enhance their national R&D workflow and produce world-class research and innovation, particularly in the high value manufacturing and services sector. This demonstrates the value of the depth of research available in the Web of Knowledge. Our continuing partnership with CRI represents our commitment to support the research efforts of the New Zealand community and facilitate their collaboration with peers across Asia Pacific and the globe.”
The six CRIs are the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd (Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research), Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS Science), The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited (Plant & Food Research), Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) and New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited (Scion).
Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge provides access to the world’s largest citation databases, including Web of Science® which covers over 100 years of research in more than 12,000 of the highest impact journals across multiple disciplines, and over 150,000 conference proceedings records from around the world. CRI members can find high-impact articles and proceedings and detect emerging research trends. Journal Citation Reports® extends the capabilities of Web of Science to measure and evaluate journal impact and influence, thereby helping CRIs to understand a journal’s true place in the world of scholarly literature. For more information on Web of Knowledge, please visit http://wokinfo.com
About the Crown Research Institutes of New Zealand
Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) are the science research businesses owned by the New Zealand Government. They were formed in 1992 from existing government-owned research bodies, the largest of which was the DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research) established in 1926. The CRIs are, collectively, the largest dedicated providers of science research in New Zealand. They are also some of New Zealand's most significant commercial users of science and technology, and are often the largest integrated providers in their sectors in the world. Visit
http://www.msi.govt.nz/get-connected/crown-research-institutes/ for more information.
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