On a project-level, like for a grant application, or the alignment to locally relevant research or your department’s, or even to the Dutch research agenda, or UNESCO’s Sustainability goals (SDG’s).

The alignment of articles, books and chapters to the SDGs in Scopus are available on the document details pages, in InCites when an article or article set is analysed by the Sustainable Development Goals schema. When analysed by the Citation Topic schema (Meso or Micro) in InCites, the displayed topics can indicate the alignment with the national, regional, or departmental research themes. Keywords on the document details pages in Scopus and the Web of Science can indicate the alignment as well.

The alignment of datasets to SDGs, check Dimensions by filtering on Sustainable Development Goals,   under Research Categories. However, this filter is only available for a set of datasets and only useful when your dataset in included. To uncover to which SDG your dataset is assigned you need to filter on the SDGs displayed to check if your dataset is included under one (or more) of the SDGs.

Note that the algorithms used to assign SDGs to specific outputs are not flawless, or even outright wrong.

The alignment of research outputs to national, regional, or European research themes – when your research was funded – can also be indicated by mentioning the specific research themes of the funders themselves.  Funder information is an indicator of the (potential) relevance of your research: to advance scientific knowledge or to solve a societal need.