Research Initiatives

Elsevier partners with research institutions, funders and policy makers worldwide to address research management challenges.

 

Elsevier partners with research institutions, funders and policy makers worldwide to address research management challenges. Through Elsevier Research Intelligence, extensive data sources such as Scopus® and our bibliometric expertise, Elsevier helps organizations:

  • Enhance Research Performance:
    Enabling institutions to engage in data-driven strategic planning and benchmark performance to maximize efficiency and impact of their research enterprises

  • Support Data Standards:
    Facilitating organizations to share data across systems and increase productivity throughout the research community

  • Investigate Grand Challenges:
    Collaborating with institutions to address major societal challenges such as food and water security, alternative energy and breast cancer

Read further to learn more about specific research initiatives supported by Elsevier.

Enhance Research Performance 

 

International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base – 2013

An analysis commissioned by the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

The second report written by Elsevier to assesses the performance of the UK’s research base when compared to seven other research intensive countries.

Comparative Benchmarking of European and US Research Collaboration and Researcher Mobility

A report prepared in collaboration between Science Europe and Elsevier's SciVal Analytics

This report provides a comprehensive view of the European and US research mobility and collaboration landscapes.

International Comparative Performance of the Welsh Research Base 2013

An analysis commissioned by Higher Education Wales, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Welsh Government

A report written by Elsevier to assess the performance of the Welsh research base, when compared to the other UK constituent countries and research countries of comparable size.

Improving Your Research Management

A freely available guidebook published by Elsevier

This guidebook by Professor Alan M. Johnson offers valuable counsel to help academic leaders optimize the research productivity of the teams they lead.

International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base – 2011

An analysis commissioned by the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Elsevier's report explores the UK's comparative position in terms of research inputs and outputs, human capital, collaboration, productivity and knowledge transfer.

The Research Universities Futures Consortium

A community driven effort involving 29 research universities to understand the current US research landscape, identify common challenges and develop solutions

With support from Elsevier, the Consortium released a study, "The Current Health and Future Well-Being of the American Research University," which indicates a need for institutional collaboration, shared metrics and a required shift of focus to productivity, rather than size.

Support Data Standards 

FundRef

A collaborative project providing a standard way of reporting funding sources for published scholarly research

FundRef will help standardize how authors indicate the funding sources of their research, enabling funders to more clearly track the results of their investments and communicate the impact of R&D spending to the public.

Snowball Metrics

Metrics that support institutional strategic decision making, which have been defined and agreed by research-focused universities and Elsevier

The aspiration is for these metrics to become global standards that enable universities to compare themselves against their peers, support their decision making, and cover the entire spectrum of research and enterprise activities. All interested organizations are invited to apply the framework free of charge.

Join VIVO quickly and easily with Pure

A semantic network that can help your institution showcase researcher expertise and enable collaboration

Institutions can participate in VIVO through Pure, which is fully compatible with the VIVO ontology. Enrich your researcher profiles with Scopus data, your institutions own content and individual researcher updates, and save the time and resources necessary to launch and maintain your own system.

Investigate Grand Challenges 

Stem Cell Research

A joint report by Elsevier, EuroStemCell and Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) including scientists' and other stakeholders' views on current progress and future expectations for the field

This report analyzes the growth and development of the stem cell field as a whole, then more closely examines embryonic stem (ES) cell and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell research outputs looking into leading nations’ research output, citation impact and collaboration behavior, as well as assessing each nation’s difference in focus and its growth.

The Water and Food Nexus: Trends and Development of the Research Landscape

A joint report by Elsevier and Stockholm International Water Institute that examines the dynamics of global water research between 2007 and 2011 at international, national and institutional levels

This report discusses the dramatic growth of water research in recent years and the increase in international collaboration to address water problems.

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