TechValidate Research on Elsevier SciVal

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156 Customers Surveyed

783 Data Points Collected

205 Published TechFacts

6 Published Charts

26 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Elsevier's SciVal Customer Testimonial

Describe a situation, problem, or project where you benefited from using SciVal

When comparing the outputs of the department’s research themes and research clusters.

Professor, Educational Institution

Elsevier's SciVal Customer Fact

A Global 500 consumer products company strongly agrees that SciVal is intuitive and easy to use.

Elsevier's SciVal Customer Research

How often do American users use SciVal?

Daily: 11%
Weekly: 22%
Monthly / Project-Based: 44%
Often, for making reports: 11%
All the time if I am drafting a report: 11%

Elsevier's SciVal Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on a November 2016 survey of Elsevier’s SciVal customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“SciVal helps benchmark their institution, department, and/or researcher(s) against peers.”

“SciVal provides an evidence-based understanding of research collaboration patterns.”

“My SciVal gives me the ability to replicate organizational structures and research groups.”

“With SciVal, we are able to use citations and collaboration metrics to evidence the impact of research outputs. Context was an EPSRC mid-term review for a large £5m grant involving five partner institutions.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier’s SciVal:

  • Would gather information on their institution’s research output via the following methods if they did not have access to SciVal:
    • A personal collection of resources (e.g. internal spreadsheets)
    • Scopus or similar citation databases

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier’s SciVal that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Uses SciVal monthly or project-based.

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Elsevier’s SciVal:

  • Uses SciVal to achieve the following outcomes and objectives for their academic institution:
    • Help benchmark their institution, department, and/or researcher(s) against peers
    • Provide an evidence-based understanding of research collaboration patterns
    • Help measure the impact of their institution’s research
    • Validation of candidate track record for reserach grant applications
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • SciVal saves time and effort: strongly agree
    • SciVal provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have: agree
    • SciVal is intuitive and easy to use: strongly agree
    • SciVal helps with setting their research management strategy: agree
    • SciVal improves the quality and success of their grant applications: agree
    • SciVal helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: strongly agree
    • SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners: agree

Elsevier's SciVal Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on a November 2016 survey of Elsevier’s SciVal customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“SciVal provides us with good information when preparing metrics analysis for researchers, particularly when depending on subject disciplines.”

“We have benefited from SciVal when writing grant applications.”

“SciVal has a great range of metrics.”

“SciVal helps us with grant applications.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier’s SciVal:

  • Would gather information on their institution’s research output via the following methods if they did not have access to SciVal:
    • Researcher CVs
    • Scopus or similar citation databases

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier’s SciVal that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Uses SciVal monthly or project-based.

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Elsevier’s SciVal:

  • Uses SciVal to achieve the following outcomes and objectives for their academic institution:
    • Help benchmark their institution, department, and/or researcher(s) against peers
    • Give insights into their institution’s research strengths and weaknesses
    • Save time and effort in compiling data for internal and external reports
    • Provide an evidence-based understanding of research collaboration patterns
    • Help measure the impact of their institution’s research
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • SciVal saves time and effort: agree
    • SciVal provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have: agree
    • SciVal is intuitive and easy to use: agree
    • SciVal improves the quality and success of their grant applications: agree
    • SciVal helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: agree
    • SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners: agree

Elsevier's SciVal Customer Research

Research Managers and Researchers

How often do you use SciVal?

Daily: 14%
Weekly: 18%
Monthly / Project-Based: 27%
Often, for making reports: 14%
All the time if I am drafting a report: 14%
Other: 14%


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About Elsevier SciVal

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