In March, 2021, Harvard University and Elsevier have signed a Master Data Use Agreement (DUA) that will facilitate access by Harvard researchers to a large multidisciplinary and multimodal collection of Elsevier owned or managed datasets, including full-text article content, citation data, and curated data from different domains, including pharmacology and engineering. Under the terms of the Agreement, Harvard researchers will have the opportunity to access these datasets for research purposes at no cost.
The DUA is part of a broader relationship between the Harvard Data Science Initiative and Elsevier that aims to facilitate engagement between Harvard researchers and Elsevier data scientists around areas of mutual interest. The DUA builds on a Master Sponsored Research Agreement (MRA) signed by Harvard and Elsevier in March 2018. Harvard researchers are not required to have a sponsored relationship with Elsevier in order to access data under the DUA.
As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Elsevier, an HDSI Corporate Member, has been a generous supporter and collaborator of the Harvard Data Science Initiative since its launch in 2017.
In the coming months, experts from Elsevier will give overviews and “tours” of the datasets along with information about how to access the data.
The first of such events was held May 19 and featured a general overview. Harvard affiliates can view the video here, with slides from the presentation located here and the overviews on the event page.