Elsevier Matches Funding Opportunities to Researcher Expertise

Unique funding tool integrated into SciVal Experts

Amsterdam - 6 July, 2011 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of a new tool in its expertise management solution SciVal Experts. The tool seamlessly links opportunities within SciVal Funding, Elsevier’s funding intelligence solution, to researcher profiles within SciVal Experts, automating the process of matching expertise with grants.

Powered by the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine™, the tool helps researchers maximize award success by delivering targeted recommendations for funding opportunities and providing suggestions regarding potential collaborators for awards. Administrators and research development professionals can distribute relevant funding opportunities, form teams to pursue awards and keep track of faculty members’ interest in the recommendations by centrally managing the pre-award process.

“Institutions that are able to swiftly identify individual researcher expertise are better poised to navigate a competitive research landscape,” said Jay Katzen, Managing Director of Elsevier Academic and Government Markets. “By taking the guesswork out of the pre-award process, we hope to facilitate a more impactful and efficient funding process that allows faculty to spend their time on what is most important to them – their research.”

With rising competition for funding, researchers need immediate access to relevant opportunities and suggested collaborators to maximize award success, while administrators often struggle to find the right funding opportunities for their faculty or the time to form effective research teams. This new tool within SciVal Experts addresses these dual needs by recommending appropriate funding opportunities and suggested collaborators to researchers and administrators.

SciVal Experts is a directory of researcher expertise that makes it easy for researchers, administrators, research development professionals and senior leadership to find experts and enable collaboration within their institution and across organizations. SciVal Funding is a comprehensive funding intelligence tool, which optimizes the pre-award stage of the research cycle. SciVal Funding leads researchers, administrators and research development professionals to grants with the greatest potential for success by integrating current funding opportunities with publication information and historical award data.

The new tool within SciVal Experts is available to institutions that have access to both SciVal Experts and SciVal Funding. For more information, please visit http://www.info.scival.com/experts/funding.

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About the Elsevier SciVal® Suite
Elsevier’s SciVal suite of services supports academic and government leadership in evaluating, establishing and executing research strategies that optimize the performance of existing assets and maximize investments to enhance near and long-term productivity. SciVal tools leverage Scopus® data, Elsevier’s trusted source of bibliometric data, to offer innovative yet authoritative solutions. Current suite offerings include: SciVal Spotlight™, a strategic tool that generates unique institutional and country maps of existing and emerging strengths based on an interdisciplinary perspective of current performance; SciVal Funding™, an online solution that provides targeted recommendations on grants to pursue based on pre-populated research profiles and historical awards; SciVal Strata, a web-based research performance tool that offers users the flexibility to construct relevant contextual data to evaluate research teams or individual researchers, using a range of indicators based on Scopus data; SciVal Experts, a semantic technology-based application that enables researchers to identify and locate sources of expertise at an individual or departmental level within and across institutions.

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 over 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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