Thomson Scientific To Honor Australia's Top Researchers With Dedicated Australian Research Day

    Thomson Research Award Ceremony Celebrates the Best in Australian Research
    During an Event to be Held at the National Press Club on 2 April

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Feb. 28 /CNW/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of The
Thomson Corporation (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information
solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced
it will honor Australia's preeminent researchers at the National Press Club in
Canberra on Wednesday, 2 April, 2008.
    "These Global Research Days are hosted by Thomson Scientific to recognize
research excellence in countries and regions that have demonstrated they are
leading the world through innovation in their respective fields," said Jeroen
Prinsen, Australia sales director, Thomson Scientific. "Thomson is a major
supporter of the Australian research community. In 2007, our data shows
Australia ranked among the top ten nations for the influence of its scientific
papers.  That's an incredible achievement."
    Thomson will invite the most prominent Australian researchers across
disciplines.  The Thomson Research Award is presented based on a quantitative
selection process which identifies the number of citations that an academic
research paper has, thus reflecting its impact and influence on the given
subject and importance attributed to it by subsequent research.
    Australian Research Day will provide an opportunity for the research
community, peak councils, business and industry, and government agencies to
discuss moves by the new Government to overhaul innovation and research
systems. The morning's agenda is being developed with the participation of key
industry specialists and will include a presentation to a number of
outstanding Australian researchers based on the quality of their research
    The session will conclude with a lunch time keynote address from
Professor Alan Robson, Chair of the Group of Eight and Vice Chancellor of The
University of Western Australia. His talk will focus on Australia's innovation
strengths, emphasising the importance of basic research and exploring new
options for assessing research quality.
    Mr. Mark Garlinghouse, Thomson Scientific's vice president of Asia
Pacific, said: "We are glad to facilitate an occasion whereby the research
community can meet to consider the issues associated with the assessment and
measurement of research quality. Our company is part of the research
community, and it is important to us that our systems best meet the needs of
the Government and the tertiary sector."
    Representatives from leading research and policy organizations in
Australia will attend this one-of-a-kind event. The Thomson Scientific
Research Awards are presented globally, with previous presentations held in
Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, India, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan and
    About The Thomson Corporation
    The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in providing
essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional
customers.  With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides
value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in
the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research
and healthcare.  The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York
and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC).
    Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation.  Its
information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and
development-from discovery to analysis to product development and
distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at

For further information:

For further information: Susan Besaw, PR Manager of Thomson Scientific, 
+1-215-823-1840,; Jeroen Prinsen, Director, Australia 
Sales of Thomson Scientific, +61 2 85877948, Web

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