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26 Case Studies


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 quick and easy access which helps us identify strengths and weaknesses in potential partner institutions. It provides quick and easy data access on the performance of different departments in addition to benchmarking information."

“SciVal is user-friendly. It is a very comprehensive product which links to Pure and Scopus. It is a reputable company and we therefore feel confident that the data is as reliable as possible."

“SciVal has a good range of metrics, Snowball metrics, and user friendliness. SciVal works with Scopus and Pure and helps us define our own research groups."

“We provided the management team with data on the performance of an overseas partner institution ahead of a visit so that areas for collaboration (or not) could be immediately identified."

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 feature and functionality 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
  • 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: 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.

“I am able to use SciVal to compile data on individual researchers. I also use it to find information on collaborating institutions. It is useful when preparing reports and providing academics with their performance metrics to use for grant applications or promotions.”

“SciVal provides a lovely graphical representation of results plus it has a terrific benchmarking feature.”

“We regularly use SciVal to create metrics reports to assist us in giving academics the information they need to apply for grants or promotions.”

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
    • A personal collection of resources (e.g. internal spreadsheets)
    • Internet searches
    • Scopus or similar citation databases
    • Altmetric tools

Use Case

The key feature and functionality 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
    • 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 provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have: agree
    • SciVal helps with setting their research management strategy: agree
    • SciVal improves the quality and success of their grant applications: strongly agree
    • SciVal helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: strongly agree
    • SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners: strongly agree

Elsevier's SciVal Case Study

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

Introduction

This case study of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore is based on a November 2016 survey of Elsevier’s SciVal customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

""My SciVal" is worth to use and showcases institutions out-put. It gives us the opportunity to make groups the way we need."

“With My SciVal, we get data from Scopus but manipulated in the way we need.”

“SciVal helps us find top researchers, suitable journals, collaboration outside the country, and patient information. It opened the eyes of researchers – enabling them to look at their publications, out-put, and merge author ID’s to a single Scopus ID.”

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 feature and functionality 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
    • Find better collaborators, suitable journals, inspired to start up interdisciplinary research
  • 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: strongly agree
    • SciVal helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: strongly agree
    • SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners: strongly 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 Case Study

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Introduction

This case study of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research is based on a November 2016 survey of Elsevier’s SciVal customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SciVal helps us identify suitable research work and publications.”

“With SciVal, we are able to provide market research projects and concepts to public and private organizations.”

“SciVal is widely used by researchers these days in research and academic activities.”

“SciVal has a wide range of metrics.”

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:
    • Researcher CVs
    • A personal collection of resources (e.g. internal spreadsheets)
    • Scopus or similar citation databases

Use Case

The key feature and functionality 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
    • 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: strongly 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 identify industry and academic collaboration partners: disagree

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.

“The overview shows all information on research performance for each university. We can benchmark others university performances easily through SciVal and will get the information immediately.”

“SciVal’s visualization tools are easy to use and user-friendly.”

“We use SciVal to get information from others libraries especially in research performance and publications. With SciVal we can get the information that we need.”

“While doing the training from SciVal, the academician asked “why we didn’t have these tools before?”, meaning that SciVal will make it easier for us to get the information about others university’s research performance."

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 when users need information and advise from us.

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

“I can collect credible data from SciVal which saves me a lot of time.”

“With SciVal, I can compare and evaluate the strength and weakness of my group and institutions with other groups. I am able to search data such as the number of papers, their impact score and so on.”

“SciVal has a wide range of metrics.”

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

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
    • 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 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: 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’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

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 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 Case Study

Peoples Friendship University Of Russia

Introduction

This case study of Peoples Friendship University Of Russia is based on a November 2016 survey of Elsevier’s SciVal customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“I economize my time and efforts with SciVal, find the necessary information very quickly, and exchange the information with my colleagues.”

“A personal collection of resources, wide range of metrics.”

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 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:
    • Give insights into their institution’s research strengths and weaknesses
    • Save time and effort in compiling data for internal and external reports
  • 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: strongly agree
    • SciVal helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: strongly agree
    • SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners: strongly 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.

“It provides easy answers to faculty members on how to gather this data rather than having to compile it through a variety of means.”

“The access to a variety of metrics.”

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
    • 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
    • Give insights into their institution’s research strengths and weaknesses
    • I don’t compile reports but provide it as a suggestion for tenure and promotion.
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • SciVal saves time and effort: agree
    • SciVal provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have: 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.

“It’s a good tool for assessing research productivity, it’s connected to Scopus, and it’s easy to use.”

“The most useful aspect is being able to find researchers to develop collaborations.”

“The best feature of SciVal is the connection to Scopus.”

“Our head of the research office has used it to discover top performers at our university so that he can involve them in grant-writing.”

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
    • A personal collection of resources (e.g. internal spreadsheets)
    • Internet searches
    • Anecdotal evidence and examples
    • Scopus or similar citation databases
    • InCites (works with Web of Science)

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
    • 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: 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: strongly agree

Elsevier's SciVal Case Study

University Of South Africa

Introduction

This case study of University of South Africa is based on a November 2016 survey of Elsevier’s SciVal customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With SciVal, I easily identified experts in the field for review purposes for one of our researchers.”

“Collaborative partnerships.”

“It was encouraging to know that SciVal could have assisted me to identify any reviewer in minutes if our subscription was covering this feature but because of budget constraints we missed out. "

Challenges

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

  • Had no other method to gather information on their institution’s research output if they did not have access to SciVal

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
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • SciVal saves time and effort: agree
    • SciVal provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have: strongly 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 Case Study

MEPHI (Moscow Engineering Physical Institute)

Introduction

This case study of MEPHI (Moscow Engineering PhysicalInstitute) is based on a November 2016 survey of Elsevier’s SciVal customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

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
    • Anecdotal evidence and examples
    • Scopus or similar citation databases
    • No other method

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:
    • Give insights into their institution’s research strengths and weaknesses
    • 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 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

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.

“With an easy to use interface, I can find whatever I want effortlessly.”

“SciVal is easy to use and provides a wide range of metrics.”

“SciVal is a practical tool for me to monitor valuable data.”

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:
    • 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
    • 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: strongly agree
    • SciVal helps with setting their research management strategy: agree
    • SciVal improves the quality and success of their grant applications: disagree
    • SciVal helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: 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.

“To locate partners in various disciplines to encourage collaborating with international, national and African universities.”

“Libraries advised Research Office and Dean of Research on possible collaboration and existing research collaboration in Germany, Africa, and the USA.”

“Assist with individual and corporate (institutional) measurements.”

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:
    • 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
    • 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 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 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 has a more extensive database.”

“Has a wide range of metrics.”

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:
    • 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 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 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.

“SciVal is wide-ranging, easy to use and easy to digest.”

“It provides instant comparison of institutions for benchmarking.”

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
    • No other method

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
    • Provide an evidence-based understanding of research collaboration patterns
  • 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: 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

Loreus

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.

“SciVal has enabled me to provide quick research intelligence from a robust data source.”

“SciVal has great ease of use, FWCI, and good collaboration modules.”

“SciVal helped me identify research strengths.”

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:
    • Scopus or similar citation databases

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
    • 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 helps with setting their research management strategy: agree
    • SciVal improves the quality and success of their grant applications: disagree
    • SciVal helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: agree
    • SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners: agree

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 Case Study

Koc University

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.

“I love SciVal because the visualization tools are easy to use and there is a wide range of metrics. It must be better than all of the other search motors.”

“I love Elsevier. It is perfect.”

“It is very nice to have SciVal”

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
    • A personal collection of resources (e.g. internal spreadsheets)
    • Internet searches
    • Scopus or similar citation databases

Use Case

The key feature and functionality 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
  • 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: 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: agree
    • SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners: disagree

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 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.

“SciVal provides us with easy to access, aggregated data.”

“Data provided by SciVal is helpful and easy to navigate.”

Challenges

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

  • Without SciVal, this institution would gather information on their institution’s research output via
    • A personal collection of resources (e.g. internal spreadsheets)

Use Case

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

  • 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

Results

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

  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • SciVal saves time and effort
    • SciVal provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have
    • SciVal is intuitive and easy to use
    • SciVal helps with setting their research management strategy
    • SciVal improves the quality and success of their grant applications
    • SciVal helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders
    • SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners

Elsevier's SciVal Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of a small business professional services 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.

“SciVal is easy to use and has an understandable interface.”

Challenges

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

  • Without SciVal, this institution would gather information on their institution’s research output via
    • Internet searches

Use Case

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

  • Measure the impact of their institution’s research
  • This institution uses SciVal all the time if they are drafting a report.

Results

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

  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • SciVal saves time and effort
    • SciVal provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have
    • SciVal is intuitive and easy to use
    • SciVal helps with setting their research management strategy
    • SciVal improves the quality and success of their grant applications
    • SciVal helps identify industry and academic collaboration partners

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.

“SciVal provides access to reliable data with a variety of analyses possible.”

Challenges

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

*Without SciVal, this institution would gather information on their institution’s research output via:

  • Researcher CVs
  • A personal collection of resources (e.g. internal spreadsheets)

Use Case

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

  • 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

Results

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

“I use SciVal to help with research planning and staff appraisal. It is also used to generate data for internal reports.”

  • Uses SciVal often for making reports
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • SciVal helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders
    • SciVal saves time and effort
    • SciVal provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have
    • SciVal is intuitive and easy to use
    • SciVal helps with setting their research management strategy
    • SciVal improves the quality and success of their grant applications



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