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 Case Study

University of Oulu

Introduction

This case study of a 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.

“With SciVal, I don’t have to use excel so much.”

“Metrics.”

“Evaluation of research groups of our own and competing groups.”

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)
    • Internet searches
    • Scopus or similar citation databases

Use Case

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

  • Uses SciVal weekly.

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
    • Help measure the impact of their institution’s research
  • 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: 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: agree
    • SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners: agree

Elsevier's SciVal Customer Fact

SciVal helps corporate R&D companies

A global 500 consumer products company uses SciVal on a monthly basis.

Elsevier's SciVal Customer Testimonial

What is the best feature of SciVal?

The visualization tool is great for graphic representation.

Librarian, Educational Institution

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%

Elsevier's SciVal Case Study

Global 500 Consumer Products Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 consumer products company is based on a November 2016 survey of Elsevier’s SciVal customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The simplicity and ease that we can identify institution.”

“All of these reasons produce a graphic representation that our senior managers like. Typically they are not bothered by detail, but they do need to be assured the information is reliable and robust.”

“We performed a benchmarking exercise within our organization between department and sites and compared the overall company with several competitors.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company 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:
    • Internet searches
    • Scopus or similar citation databases
    • Other publishers websites that support institution search (this is getting less)

Use Case

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

  • Uses SciVal often, for making reports.

Results

The surveyed company 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
  • 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: 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

Indicate your level of agreement with the following statements:

Strongly agree Agree Disagree
SciVal saves me time and effort

36%

58%

6%

SciVal provides me with new insights I wouldn’t otherwise have

34%

63%

3%

SciVal is intuitive and easy to use

27%

59%

14%

SciVal helps with setting our research management strategy

17%

68%

15%

SciVal helps me provide answers to my internal stakeholders

24%

66%

10%

SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners

15%

72%

13%



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About Elsevier SciVal

A ready-to-use solution with unparalleled power and flexibility, SciVal enables you to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyze research trends.

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