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

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’s easy to use interface makes this data accessible and manipulable.”

“We use SciVal to gather metrics (FWCI, top % in top journals) by school.”

“SciVal provides research deans in each of our colleges and departments summaries of their department.”

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:
    • 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 often, for making reports.

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
    • 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
    • Identify the rising stars, as well as support recruitment and tenure decisions
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • SciVal saves time and effort: strongly agree
    • SciVal provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have: strongly agree
    • SciVal is intuitive and easy to use: strongly agree
    • SciVal helps with setting their research management strategy: strongly 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 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.

“Greatly saved time and made reporting flexible to meet our reporting requirements.”

“We’ve been able to populate our own database and reporting requirements with SciVal generated reports.”

“We’re new to SciVal and people are still getting their first hand experience on it.”

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
    • Internet searches
    • Scopus or similar citation databases
    • University database and repository

Use Case

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

  • Uses SciVal daily.

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
    • Identify the rising stars, as well as support recruitment and tenure decisions
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • SciVal saves time and effort: strongly agree
    • SciVal provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have: strongly 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: agree
    • SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners: agree

Elsevier's SciVal Customer Testimonial

The best features of SciVal are the visualisation tools and the range of metrics.

Research Director, Educational Institution

Elsevier's SciVal Customer Research

Librarians

How often do you use SciVal?

Daily: 10%
Weekly: 19%
Monthly / Project-Based: 52%
Often, for making reports: 6%
All the time if I am drafting a report: 2%
Other: 10%

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 Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Research Director of an educational institution would be very likely to recommend Elsevier’s SciVal for this reason:

It’s a very useful site to evaluate the group’s former achievements and future competitiveness in a very short time.



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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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