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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2020 Roadmap

We will be updating the platform, as well as making changes and upgrades to existing functionality.

For the latest developments, and an overview of the plans for the year see our jam-packed roadmap.

Mendeley Data Repository

    For Administrators:

  • Introduction of institutional domain and branding, so that you can have a fully owned and controlled repository on your own domain with your own branding
  • A sandbox environment so that customers can try out Mendeley Data platform capabilities and preview new features without affecting production data
  • The complete audit record of dataset actions and system configuration changes, so that you can more easily track and ensure compliance
  • Downloadable reports on data content creation, engagement and storage usage, as CSV files for offline analysis and reporting

    For Librarians and Data Stewards:

  • Ability to select Featured Collections to appear on your institutional showcase page, so that you can easily highlight the most relevant content to others
  • New capabilities to edit dataset metadata post-publication, for example to correct typos or to alter licence or categorization
  • Carry out preservation actions, such as updating file formats, so that your library team can ensure data files are preserved in accessible formats

    For Researchers:

  • Deposit confidential datasets, so that sensitive files can be added to the repository safely but with restricted access to others
  • Add metadata-only records, so that records can be created, discovered and cited for data held offline
  • Support for ORCIDs in dataset metadata so that as an author you can claim a datasets on you ORCID profile and maintain a comprehensive publishing record
  • Further improvements to the look and feel and overall performance of the public dataset pages to make it easier to share and reuse research data

Mendeley Data Search

    For Researchers:

  • Ability to export search results as citations
  • Continual enhancements to the data search experience

Mendeley Data Manager

    For Principal Investigators and Researchers:

  • Add project members with the appropriate roles and permissions to manage and edit project data
  • Ability for project owners to send invitation emails to invite non-Mendeley users to sign up

Mendeley Data Monitor

    For librarians and research officers:

  • Improvements to the environment to track and organize information about public research datasets and their associated articles such as: filtering and metadata curation options

    For Pure admins:

  • Further improvements to the integration between Data Monitor and Pure, including increasing the number of datasets that are automatically matched and imported into Pure

Later in 2020

Mendeley Data Search

    For Researchers

  • Continually increasing the 20+ million datasets held in our search engine to make it easier and faster to find relevant data
  • Further enhance the advanced search experience

Mendeley Data Repository

    For Administrators:

  • Ability to transfer dataset ownership so that data ownership within the institution can be preserved when researchers leave
  • Support institutions’ preferred archiving and preservation solutions, so that institutions can preserve data in their preferred solution

    For Librarians and Data Stewards:

  • Powerful, flexible reporting on content and usage of the repository, including reporting per faculty and department
  • Ability to add specific licenses other than the commonly used licenses, to support their preferred licensing schemes
  • An Institutional custom metadata template editor, to manage additional metadata collected for the institution’s datasets
  • Integration with Make Data Count metrics, for standardized data metrics and for data citations tracking
  • Enabling the management of 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:

  • View Plum Analytics to track dataset social media and news mentions and find the most talked-about datasets
  • Publish datasets automatically via Git integration to enable efficient code publishing
  • 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
  • Additional Keywords for flexible description, categorization and discovery of datasets
  • Ongoing usability improvements
  • Improvement to the management of private share links for better control of data release: revoke, expire, etc

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
  • View a project activity stream, to see the progress of the project
  • Introduction of project custom metadata templates, for better data description and discoverability
  • Invite non-Mendeley users to join Projects, for easy project team setup
  • Ability to finalize a private dataset without publishing it, to improve patentability and improve versioning of private data

    For Administrators:

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

Mendeley Data Monitor

    For librarians and research officers:

  • Continually increasing the enriched corpus of 13+ million research data records, thereby making it easier for institutions to track datasets produced by their researchers
  • Tools for metadata curation (edit, delete, add new metadata records) and analysis of results via a set of integrated dashboards
  • Reporting dashboards and means for comparison of public research data outputs with other institutions
  • New was to engage with researchers through automated e-mails to collect information about data location and encourage research data sharing