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. Later in the year we will also launch Mendeley Data Monitor, a new module that helps librarians improve the adoption of data sharing, and thus better comply with new mandates and funder regulations.

*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.


In Q1 we are planning to introduce various capabilities that will enhance existing modules. We are also adding a new module, Data Monitor, to our institutional offering. Data Monitor gives librarians full visibility of public data from researchers in their institution, regardless of which repository researchers have published their datasets in.

Mendeley Data Search

  • For Researchers: improvements to the search experience.
  • For Institutions: further improvements to the Data Search Pure integration to increase the number of datasets that are automatically matched and imported into Pure.

Mendeley Data Repository

  • For Institutions: provide customers an institutional-branded repository by supporting custom domains and visual branding.

Mendeley Data Manager

  • For Researchers: invite project members with the appropriate roles and permissions to manage and edit project data.

Mendeley Data Monitor (new module)

  • For Librarians: an environment to track and organize information about public research datasets and their associated articles.

Later in 2020

Mendeley Data Search

For Researchers:

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

Mendeley Data Repository

For Administrators:

  • Enhancements to the degree to which institutions can have a fully customizable repository
  • Complete audit record through internal audit logging of dataset edit and access actions
  • An enhanced dataset management experience including the ability to transfer ownership and remove a dataset.
  • Datasets are retrievable using OAI-PMH protocol, for easy harvesting of records

For Librariansand Data Stewards:

  • Enhancements to the degree to which custom licenses can be selected for datasets
  • Correct errors or make changes to a datasets metadata post publication
  • Improvements to the ability to create custom reports regarding the content and usage of the repository
  • Carry out dataset preservation actions, such as reviewing and updating file formats.

For Researchers:

  • The ability to deposit confidential datasets, so that sensitive files can be added to the repository safely but with restricted access
  • Support ORCIDs in dataset metadata so authors can claim their datasets on their ORCID profile
  • Access 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
  • Integration with Editorial Manager submission system, to allow authors for a wide range of journals to share data linked to their article.

Mendeley Data Manager

For Principal Investigators and Researchers:

  • Manage active research data files in one place so it becomes effortless to share and publish
  • Configure projects to suit your research data collaboration and curation workflow
  • View a project activity stream to see who is working on a project and its status.

For Administrators:

  • Manage projects within an institution, including the ability to manage members and transfer ownership
  • Gain visibility on project activity and collaboration

Mendeley Data Monitor

For Librarians and Institutions:

  • Continually increasing the 1+ million datasets with an institutional association in our data corpus, thereby making it easier for institutions to track datasets produced by their researchers
  • Tools for metadata curation (edit, delete, add new metadata record) and the ability to analyze results via a set of integrated dashboards
  • Engagement with researchers through automated e-mails to collect information about data location and encourage research data sharing
  • Benchmarking RDM metrics against other institutions

Key benefits:

  • Automatically tracks datasets, provided the repository can be tracked.
  • Reach out to researchers through automated e-mails to encourage research data sharing.
  • Accumulate information about various data points including; descriptions, file formats and ownership of research datasets.
  • Link article bibliographic information in Scopus to relevant datasets to facilitate data discoverability, re-use and citations.