Nature Index map visualises MIPS' contribution to Melbourne’s biomedical research network

June 2017

Nature Index’s new online interactive research map showcases Melbourne’s biomedical research network.

The map highlights research outputs and collaborations between institutions in the greater Melbourne region and is based on data from the Nature Index.  

The Nature Index tracks high-quality research publications and collaborations by measuring the contribution of institutions and, by extension, cities and countries, to a set of preeminent journals in the natural sciences.

The map is a great way to visualise the significant contribution that the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences makes to one of the world’s most vibrant areas for biomedical research, Melbourne. It shows Melbourne’s top 44 research institutions, charts the links between them, and allows you to dive in, explore the networks, and see the impact of each institution’s research.

With a total population of approximately 24.5 million, Australia is home to around only 0.3% of the world's population - but it produces 2.6% of the high-quality research, with a particular focus on biomedicine.

“In biomedical research, only two cities in the world, Boston and London, would compare to Melbourne,” said Ian Smith, Vice-Provost for Research and Research Infrastructure at Monash. Australia's weightiest contributor to biomedical research is Melbourne. Two of the country's top three universities for life science, Monash University and the University of Melbourne, are based here.

The online map has been launched in association with a NatureJobs Career Guide Melbourne.

Explore the map