The Library has arranged trial access to SciVal from 24 August to 22 September 2017.
SciVal is a research analytics system that uses data from Scopus and Science Direct to give researchers access to the bibliometric research performance of their own research, research institutions and individual researchers worldwide.
SciVal enables researchers and admin to visualise research performance, benchmark using a number of metrics and develop collaborative partnerships.
The system is useful for:
- Staff working to support research and partnerships
- Marketing and communications staff
SciVal can be used to:
- Understand the performance of research outputs for a group
- Gather information and analysis to support funding bids and PBRF
- Analyse research strengths and trends and to benchmark against other research groups, universities etc
- Gather information about current partnerships and potential partners
How well does it do all of these things? How easy is it to use? These are the questions we hope to answer by holding a trial of the product.
SciVal training and sign-up
A SciVal Metrics workshop, led by Cassandra Sims from Elsevier, will be held on 28 August from 9am-12pm in the Library. Please register here. The registration page lists the topics that will be covered in the workshop.
Details about how to access the SciVal trial will appear on the Library’s Electronic Resources Trials webpage in the next few weeks.
SciVal would have to provide exceptional benefits to UC for us to subscribe to it. The trial should help us understand how beneficial SciVal could be, and whether it would be worth making a business case to acquire it.