Tool tip: simplify the NWO registration of your research output

Published on
August 18, 2022

When you receive funding from NWO, you have to add your research output to the NWO ISAAC database. This registration process can be very time-consuming. A new tool, the ISAAC Chrome extension reduces this administrative burden.

ISAAC Chrome extension

The ISAAC Chrome extension helps to add your research output to the NWO ISAAC database in a less time-consuming way. The extension can automatically fill in the correct metadata of your publications. It collects the metadata from several databases (Crossref, DataCite, and mEDRA (DOI), Google Books, OpenLibrary (ISBN), PubMed (PubMed identifiers) and Unpaywall (OA status)). You only need to add a DOI, PubMed identifier, or ISBN yourself.

Independent, open source tool

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This browser extension is not built or supported by NWO. It has been independently created by Egon & Lars Willighagen. The use of the extension is at your own risk. The plug-in was launched in March 2022 and is still in development. The programmers welcome your feedback (Twitter).

Workflow tip and contact

To facilitate the workflow, you can create a list of the DOIs of your publications with your Scopus profile. You can then export your publications as a csv and filter on NWO grant mentions in the funding text field. If you need assistance with this, please contact the Library, team Research Support.

In the series of Tool tips, Library staff review handy research tools. Think of tools that can help you with publishing your research, accessing literature, and managing data. Interested in other tool tips? You can find them on the right-side of this page. Please let us know if you have a research tool that others might find handy.