Elsevier Announces its Collaboration with Qatar University

Access to SciVal Experts connects Qatar University's researchers across disciplines and institutions, locally and internationally

Doha, Qatar, September 30, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced its collaboration with Qatar University by providing access to SciVal Experts, allowing for effective management of researcher profiles and subject area expertise identification for future collaboration projects.

SciVal Experts, a product of Elsevier's SciVal research management solutions, is a researcher networking tool which helps locate researchers within and across disciplines and institutions. Built on publication history data from Scopus – the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature – SciVal Experts provides an overview of researchers' current publication data and grant information, making it easier to find subject area experts and form research teams within but also across organizations and institutions, locally and internationally.

"With access to SciVal Experts Qatar University will be able to more efficiently manage its constantly evolving database of faculty and researcher profiles," said Dr. Moumen O. Hasnah, Director of Academic Research at Qatar University. "In our aim to stimulate and develop a more collaborative approach to research, we are pleased to provide our researchers with access to SciVal Experts, driven by data from Scopus, to help advance the research community at Qatar University."

"Elsevier is honored to work together with Qatar University by providing them access to SciVal Experts," said Nick Fowler, Elsevier's Managing Director Academic & Government Institutional Markets. "We believe that it will enhance the effectiveness of their research performance, stimulating effective and efficient collaboration initiatives not only among researchers at the University, but also globally."

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About Qatar University
In 1973, Qatar's first national College of Education was founded following a decree by the Emir of Qatar in his vision to place education as a priority in the country's expansion. Among a small population, the college admitted a respectable 57 male and 93 female students in its first year. Today, Qatar University comprises seven colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Pharmacy; and Sharia and Islamic Studies.  The university has over the years added a wide range of new programs that are aligned with the growing needs of the labor market and the aspirations of the society it serves. It currently boasts a population of over 8000 students and an alumni body of over 30,000. www.qu.edu.qa

About Elsevier's SciVal
Built on Elsevier's 130-year heritage in the world of research, SciVal helps institutions make more informed decisions to drive research outcomes. Serving research institutions, funders and policy makers, our objective data and trusted solutions enable organizations to build their portfolios, optimize funding flows, assemble collaborative partnerships and manage research activities. Elsevier integrates institutional and external data sources with information from Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database, to provide innovative solutions including  Pure, SciVal Experts, SciVal Funding, SciVal Spotlight, SciVal Strata and SciVal Analytics..

About Scopus
Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Its vast database contains abstracts and references from 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities. Scopus was designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians internationally; and features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and interoperability with applications such as reference management software.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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