Stanford University has recently released a list that represents the top 2 per cent of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. In an acknowledgment of the high standard of research being undertaken at the National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), the Stanford University has included seven scientists from NUK to its annual list of top 2% scientists in the world. Out of seven scientists who figure on the list are two from NUK’s Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering including Prof. Chien Hsin Yang (楊乾信) and Prof. Wen Fu Ho (何文福), and one each from the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Prof. Tzung-Pei Hong (洪宗貝), and Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Prof. Tsung Fang Wu (吳宗芳), and Dept. of Information Management, Prof. Ying-Feng Kuo (郭英峰), and Dept. of Applied Chemistry, Prof. F.-K. Liu(劉福鯤). The report was prepared by a team of experts led by Prof. John Ioannidis, the eminent Professor at the Stanford University. The database was created to provide updated analyses and a publicly available database of top scientists. Updated databases and code are freely available in Mendeley (https://dx.doi.org/10.17632/btchxktzyw). The database provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.