Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland (CTSC) Chooses Elsevier’s SciVal Experts

Enhancing CTSC Researchers’ ability to develop local research collaborations and connections with the Global Collaborative Network

Amsterdam, 23 October 2012 – Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced that the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland (CTSC) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has launched their SciVal Experts community. SciVal Experts is Elsevier’s networking tool designed to foster collaboration between investigators and promote multi-disciplinary clinical and translational research.

SciVal Experts will provide CTSC institutions with access to a constantly evolving database of faculty and researcher profiles. The researcher profiles identify and compile researchers’ areas of expertise and position alongside a searchable list of researchers’ current publication data and grant information. This aggregated information provides users with valuable intelligence to engage in knowledge transfer and to identify opportunities for research collaboration.

CTSC’s SciVal Experts implementation will enable researchers to locate sources of expertise and identify collaboration opportunities at an individual and/or departmental level across CTSC institutions and throughout the SciVal Experts research community of more than 20 research institutions nationwide. This new collaborative technology will provide stakeholders and potential partners from academia, government, media and industry with easy access to view and engage CTSC researchers working on relevant projects.

“We see this cooperation as a valuable opportunity for Cleveland-area research institutions to increase the outcomes of their research processes,” said Niels Weertman, Vice President, SciVal at Elsevier, “Collaboration is key in scientific research and providing access to like minds and expertise is a crucial resource to research professionals. We are proud to provide such a service and help advance the research community in Cleveland.” 

Cleveland area research institutions in this SciVal Experts implementation include: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Systems, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. SciVal Experts will serve a key role in supporting the CTSC’s mission to accelerate discoveries toward better health.

The CTSC is committed to employing innovative research and collaboration tools and technologies. For further information visit:

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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 research 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 global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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