Scopus and Thailand Research Fund Announce 2009 Nominations for TRF-CHE Researcher Awards

Bangkok, 3 September 2009 – Scopus®, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, announced today that in joint partnership with the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and Commission on Higher Education (CHE) Thailand it will present the TRF-CHE Researcher Awards, to recognize outstanding and exemplary new researchers and mid-career researchers who have received grants from TRF and CHE.

Recognizing the critical importance of using clear and transparent indicators to evaluate outstanding research performance, Scopus citation data and Scopus H-index were used to provide the measurement of the applicants’ research performance, thereby determining their influence in the discipline.

The TRF-CHE Researcher Awards will be given out on two levels – Distinguished Researcher Award for recipients of mid-career researcher grants co-funded by TRF and CHE, and Distinguished Young Researcher Award for recipients of the New Researcher Grants that are co-funded by TRF and CHE or TRF alone. They will be presented in six major categories: Life Science, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Multidisciplinary Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences.

Roy Jakobs, Managing Director, Academic & Government Sales and Customer Marketing, Elsevier, remarked, "Its with great pleasure that we will be able to support the efforts of the TRF and CHE to recognize and acknowledge the significant efforts of Thai researchers towards their contribution to the advancement of science through our high quality Scopus data base and resources.

"By recognizing the important contribution of these outstanding researchers, we want to reinforce our commitment to grooming and promoting the careers of researchers who have played a role in the scientific and educational progress of Thailand", added Professor Vichai Boonsaeng, representative from the Thailand Research Fund.

Presented by Prime Minister, His Excellency Abhisit Vejjajiva, the awards will be given out at the 2009 TRF-CHE Annual Congress on 15th October 2009. For more details on the awards, please visit http://asia.elsevier.com

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About TRF
The Thailand Research Fund is the main funding agency that provides support for basic research, and one of its aims is to nurture the research capability and build career path for young and mid-career researchers. For more information, please visit http://www.trf.or.th

About CHE
The Commission on Higher Education is a division in Ministry of Education that oversees the development and quality control of human resource development in higher education. For more information, please visit http://inter.mua.go.th/main/index.php

About Scopus
Covering the world’s research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources with smart tools to track analyze and visualize research. Scopus was designed and developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from 4,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also directly integrates Web and patent searches. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool. For more information about Scopus please visit www.info.scopus.com.

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.

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