Mendeley Data Roadmap

See what we have planned for Mendeley Data over the coming months

Mendeley Data does not sit still. We continually invest in improving our cloud-based platform to fully support researchers, librarians and research administrators with integrated tools to manage the entire lifecycle of research data.

We want to keep you informed of all the exciting and innovative features and functions which we are in the process of developing.

*As with all roadmaps it is an outline of future plans, and thus features and timings may change. Some of the new functionalities and benefits outlined below are only available as part of the institutional subscription.

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Q3 Roadmap

Mendeley Data Monitor

    For institutions

  • Further enhancements to the Mendeley Data Monitor corpus enrichment process, including adding additional institutions and authors IDs

    For librarians and research officers

  • Improvements to tracking and organizing information about public research datasets and their associated articles. This will include adding additional filters and curation capabilities

Mendeley Data Repository

    For institutions

  • Adding the ability for researchers to publish datasets under restricted-asset, so that files which can’t be made openly available, can still be safely deposited within a data repository. To request access to a restricted dataset, researchers will need to provide a specific reason within their request which will then be sent to the dataset author who can choose whether access can be approved or rejected

    For institutions

  • Further improvements to admin and reporting capabilities

Mendeley Data Manager

    For principal investigators and researchers

  • The ability to add project members with appropriate roles and permissions to manage and edit project data
  • Capabilities for project owners to send invitation emails to invite non-Mendeley users to sign up

Later Roadmap

Mendeley Data Monitor

    For Librarians and Research Officers:

  • Continually increasing and enriching the corpus of 22+ million research data records, thereby making it easier for institutions to track datasets produced by their researchers

Mendeley Data Repository

    For Administrators:

  • Support institutions’ preferred archiving solutions, so that institutions can archive data in their preferred solution
  • Admins can carry out bulk actions on datasets, including file format preservation, via the API.

    For Librarians and Data Stewards:

  • Powerful, flexible reporting on content and usage of the repository, including reporting per faculty and department
  • Institutional custom metadata template editor, to manage additional metadata collected for the institution’s datasets
  • Manage data and users by faculty and department, to enable department-level showcases and reporting; organizational structure can be pulled automatically from Pure and/or Scival.

    For Researchers:

  • Expand the direct Integration with Editorial Manager submission system, to allow authors for a wide range of journals to share data linked to their article.
  • Expanded Keywords for flexible description, categorization and discovery of datasets
  • Publish datasets automatically via Git integration to enable efficient code publishing
  • Improvement to management of Private share links for better control of data release: Revoke, expire, etc
  • Ongoing usability improvements

Mendeley Data Manager

    For Principal Investigators and Researchers:

  • Configurable project team workflows, to control data release and access to the right team members at the right stages
  • Project custom metadata templates, for better data description and discoverability
  • Invite non-Mendeley users to join Projects, for easy project team setup
  • View project activity stream, to see the progress of the project

    For Administrators:

  • Manage the institution’s projects, including the ability to manage members and transfer ownership
  • Reporting on project activity and collaboration