Research solutions for U.S. government agencies
Tools and resources to enhance capabilities for advancing science, technology and health
Elsevier for U.S. government agencies
Elsevier is proud to help government agencies and professionals advance healthcare, foster open science discoverability and improve research performance for the benefit of humanity. Combining authoritative, peer-reviewed content with robust technology, we turn information into actionable knowledge that empowers decision makers.
Today, Elsevier is engaging next-generation and experimental AI-based semantic analytical technologies. These include a comprehensive, multi-layered ontology called Omniscience and a technique for analyzing the entire corpus of research using semantics and direct citation analysis. The results are calculations of approximately 100,000 scientific topic clusters on specific research questions from around the world.
In addition to being the largest publisher of STM peer-reviewed literature, our analytics and digital tools support strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education through:
Research impact, engagement and collaboration
Identify and analyze existing and potential collaboration opportunities based on publication output and citation impact with a balanced, multi-dimensional view for assessing published research.A comprehensive suite of research metrics at the journal, article, author and institutional levels is embedded throughout Elsevier’s Research Intelligence portfolio to help facilitate evaluation and provide a better view of research outcomes.
Funding impact and assessment
Profile research activities and performance and evaluate the impact of the research produced by the researchers and institutions that you are funding.Perform in-depth analyses to meet your specific objectives by selecting any combination of subject areas and metrics. Benefit from a high-level overview of the research performance of your institution, other institutions, countries and groups of researchers. Identify your relative strengths and weaknesses to optimize your strategy.
Access standardized reports and comprehensive research performance summaries of any research entity. Identify its unique research strengths and multidisciplinary research areas.
Perform in-depth analyses to meet your specific objectives by selecting any combination of subject areas and metrics. Benefit from a high-level overview of the research performance of your institution, other institutions, countries and groups of researchers. Identify your relative strengths and weaknesses to optimize your strategy.
Our technology teams have incorporated scientific disciplines and technological enablers, including:
natural language processing (NLP): parsing, annotation, translation, natural language generation and more
data mining and machine learning: classification, regression, clustering, deep learning, model validity/stability and more
text mining: topic identification, relation & fact extraction, word embeddings, entity disambiguation, entity linking and more
information retrieval: semantic indexing, semantic query parsing, topic-based vector space models, generalized vector space models and more
Data assets and research support
In addition to providing high-quality content and data, Elsevier designs, develops and implements source-neutral, interoperable, transparent information systems that put researchers in control. ScienceDirect Government Edition is a cost-effective way for small government organizations to provide access to a broad range of trusted peer-reviewed journals so your organization can improve its own productivity and research output.
Analytical & custom solutions
Elsevier’s analytical services provide bespoke support to our customers based on deep expertise and decades of prior experience in compiling, maintaining and enhancing research-oriented ontologies. Create your own customized reports from across modules by combining a selection of analyses. Save your most utilized reports in SciVal to export and share whenever you need them.
Tools to support agency compliance
Manage and showcase everything your agency produces to increase visibility and impact.
Digital Commons is the only platform that combines Inst7tutional Repository (IR) functionality, commercial-grade open access publishing, and seamlessly integrated faculty profiles—all fully hosted, with unlimited storage and unlimited support.
Benefits for research managers
Pure collects and validates research information in one place and in real time. Research managers, research administrators and research development professionals are often required to track and analyze this information. Pure makes it easy for them to do so through flexible reporting and dashboards.
Track, monitor and manage the grant lifecycle.
Get the complete picture of individual projects. with user-specific overview screens
Get a panoramic view of research collaboration.
Help achieve performance goals by defining targets and tracking research progress over time.
Save time preparing returns for national assessment exercises.
Build tailored reports to analyze the achievements of researchers, teams, departments or custom-defined groups.
The Pure community module:
helps boost regional economic growth by facilitating strategic partnerships between local universities and between businesses and local universities
promotes the research, assets and expertise within the region to attract R&D-driven businesses
provides businesses with an easy way to locate academic expertise for innovative research
Increase agency visibility of - and access to - other resources
Compile the latest data and research on the environment, health & safety, defense, the economy and others - all in a single source.
Engineering Village uses controlled indexing and classification so researchers can retrieve relevant results, providing a vital resource for identifying the latest government developments and research trends from conference proceedings, dissertations, technical standards, trade magazines and others. It is ideal for supporting any engineering research initiative at academic institutions, corporations and government agencies.
Subscribers access 12 valuable engineering databases to advance their research, influence stakeholders and keep abreast of breakthroughs most relevant to their critical initiatives.
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) database is the premier source of unclassified reports from US and international government agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Department of Energy and Defense, the Japan Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the United Kingdom Department of Trade.
Reaxys provides rapid and easy access to experimental facts to empower chemistry research, chemical discovery. It is also the leading database for bioactivity data.
Find state-of-the-art routes to synthesize molecules with superior properties and discover novel molecules with improved activities against specified targets.
Stay current with updates on new chemistry publications and patents
Find the most reliable vendors of starting materials and intermediates
Search integrated in-house and external data
We can help you mine text from scientific documents—including publication abstracts, funding announcements and awards, project summaries, technical papers, patent abstracts, proposals, applications and other sources—to create an index of weighted terms.
Elsevier offers an intelligent, AI-driven semantic search and categorization platform based on the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine® (FPE), a text-mining toolkit that successfully powers projects at both Government agencies and Elsevier itself, including Expert Lookup and Pure. The Fingerprint technology applies a variety of natural language processing (NLP) techniques to mine text from scientific documents and create an index of weighted terms - the “Fingerprint Index” - which defines that text. These representations are ideal for visualization, semantic search, ranking and recommendations and categorization, all of which help to optimize information processes across an institution or government organization. Recent releases of Elsevier’s Fingerprint technology have featured improved processing speed and machine learning techniques to accurately mine increasing volumes of text.
By combining Elsevier’s Fingerprint technology with state-of-the art supervised machine-learning algorithms, Elsevier offers a platform that automates the assignment of various categories to text assets. This includes research grant descriptions or publications with categories from the Common Alzheimer Disease Research Ontology (CADRO). This platform embraces existing labeled datasets to produce fingerprints and infer a classification model. This model can be used to categorize subsequent content correction and training modules, which enables users to improve performance or to build a text classification capability for a specific use-case from scratch.
Author workshops and virtual STEM researcher workshops
Publishing events for researchers, covering all of the basics of scholarly publishing. All workshops are now online webinars. Keep your constituents engaged and connect with experts in the publishing world.
The workshops are designed for everyone working in STEM, from early career researchers to postdocs and advanced career researchers, to share best practices in discovering scientific literature, getting their work published in journals and becoming a peer reviewer. We can tailor any course or courses to specific groups of people and focus on only topics relevant to them.
What are journals and why are they important to STEM?
Identifying reliable scientific literature
Peer-reviewed content versus preprint or other online content
Tips to writing a great paper, section by section
Finding the right journals
Understanding Open Access and predatory publishing
Understanding the peer review process and what editors look for
How to handle reviewer comments
Publishing ethics and responsible sharing
Publishing your data
Promoting your work
Getting involved as an editor or reviewer
Upcoming and past events & collaborations
National Laboratories Information Technologies (NLIT 2021(opens in new tab/window)) Conference June 24–Nov 8. Presentation: Making research collaboration and data sharing work across the lab infrastructure.
The International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts (AlgalBBB2021), supported by Los Alamos National Lab: June 14–16, 2021.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA2020(opens in new tab/window)) October 14–16, 2020. Collaborative Presentation with Sandia National Lab: Using Scopus/SciVal to analyze research at a national lab.
Support for your research needs
Our government sales and support teams include dedicated solutions managers, customer consultants, and a high-skilled technical team ensuring rapid response and dedicated support for technology, product, and content specialists.