Leidos Joins with ÜberResearch to Add Global Research Funding Landscape to OnPAR

March 23, 2017

RESTON, Va., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos welcomes ÜberResearch, Inc. to OnPAR, the Online Partnership to Accelerate Research. OnPAR, originally launched by the Leidos Life Sciences team in March 2016, is a partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It offers a new funding paradigm with the goal of matching highly scored, unfunded grant applications with potential non-government funding organizations. ÜberResearch contributes key capabilities from its Dimensions platform to provide pertinent global funding landscape data and its unique natural language processing (NLP) matching tool that routes relevant grant applications to funders.

"ÜberResearch provides critical information for funding organizations, and it is a natural partner for OnPAR," says Martin Dueñas, Director, Health Research Management Practice, Leidos Life Sciences.

ÜberResearch's Dimensions is a decision support system that analyzes strategic research investments by funders, universities, and other stakeholders throughout the research ecosystem. The platform provides insight into the international funding landscape, covering over $1 trillion in awards from millions of research projects funded by hundreds of government, non-profit, and private funding organizations. Dimensions offers a single platform to examine research funding and outputs alike using the very best decision support tools available.

"We are thrilled to partner with Leidos in support of the OnPAR effort. Dimensions will provide additional information including a broad view of the global research landscape to facilitate more informed research investment decisions," says Dr. Duane Williams, Vice President of ÜberResearch, Inc.

OnPAR with Dimensions will provide a global research knowledge management platform that will empower funding organizations and private industry to make more informed strategic investments. In addition, the data mining tools and analytics within OnPAR with Dimensions will facilitate greater perspective, and insight previously unavailable, by linking research projects and literature that were never before recognized as relevant, ultimately furthering advances in research discovery and development.

OnPAR is increasing its enrollment and will announce new members in spring 2017, including additional foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and other life sciences funding organizations across varied disease areas.

Any funding organization interested in becoming a member can find more information on the OnPAR website at https://onpar.leidosweb.com. Leidos welcomes both new partners and members to participate in this effort. Please visit OnPAR frequently for further announcements and join the team to accelerate research and find cures and treatments for the many diseases affecting our communities.

About UberResearch

ÜberResearch, a member of the Digital Science family with Altmetric, Figshare, Readcube, and Symplectic, focuses on building Portfolio Analysis, Reviewer Identification, Categorization, and Search and Discovery systems for Research Funders. The ÜberResearch team has worked for over 15 years producing solutions that apply analytical technology like NLP to science content including publications, grants, patents, clinical trials, and more. Clients range from the largest funding agencies and most prestigious scientific publishers to the smallest foundations and non-profits. For more information, visit uberresearch.com.

About Leidos

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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