Elsevier Integrates Collexis Expert Profiling into SciVal Suite

SciVal Experts enhances Elsevier performance, planning and funding tools with a customizable networking and knowledge management solution

Amsterdam, 15 December, 2010 – Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the integration of Collexis Expert Profiling, a product of the recently acquired leading developer of semantic technology Collexis, into the SciVal suite as SciVal Experts (www.info.scival.com/experts). The offering enables institutions to find experts while fostering collaboration within the organization.

SciVal Experts provides institutions with a customizable faculty information system based on content from SciVerse® Scopus®, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. By generating Fingerprints of individual researcher's expertise and exposing connections among authors, SciVal Experts enables researchers, research administrators and senior leadership to identify experts within and across institutions for all disciplines. SciVal Experts visualizes network connections within an organization to help facilitate further collaboration and provides links to download publication data for deeper analysis.

“The addition of SciVal Experts to our suite of performance, planning and funding solutions accelerates our ability to help researchers and decision-makers establish, execute, and evaluate research strategies as well as improve their return on investment,” said Niels Weertman, Vice President SciVal, Elsevier. “By combining Elsevier’s content with Collexis’ semantic technology, Elsevier will provide institutions and researchers with new ways to collaborate, showcase accomplishments and improve grant-related workflow efficiencies.”

Institutions can customize SciVal Experts beyond the application’s standard functionality to help meet their specific needs. Elsevier can connect the organization’s systems to SciVal Experts via web services, integrating internal data sources such as CVs, awarded grants and course information. SciVal Experts can serve as the backbone of an institution’s academic information system, enabling the customer to consolidate multiple solutions into a single flexible framework.

The product development of SciVal Experts will be driven by a high level of customer involvement, which was a key principle in the development of Collexis Expert Profiling.

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About the Elsevier SciVal® Suite 
Elsevier’s SciVal suite (http://www.info.scival.com) 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 SciVerse Scopus®, Elsevier’s comprehensive scientific research database and a 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; and SciVal Experts, a semantic technology-based application that enables researchers, research administrators and senior leadership to identify expertise within an institution and enable collaboration.

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. www.elsevier.com

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