UK SciVal Program 2019

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The UK SciVal Program is a series of events tailored to meet the needs of existing UK SciVal users. It comprises the annual SciVal User Group Meeting and regional SciVal Adviser Workshops. The events include trainings, presentations and workshops enabling users to learn from product experts, share best practice and network with peers.

5th UK SciVal User Group Meeting 2019 — Nottingham Trent University, September 11th & 12th

We are pleased to announce that the 5th UK SciVal User Group Meeting will take place at Nottingham Trent University on the Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th of September. Meet other users in the UK to hear how they take full advantage of SciVal. The focus of these meetings is to share best practice, learning from each other and meet and network with your peers from other institutions face-to-face.

Attendees include members of the research office, planning office or academic libraries, as well as from industry. Product experts from the SciVal, Scopus and Metrics teams at Elsevier are available to provide insights about the latest product developments and answer your questions.

This meeting is free to attend for existing UK customers, but registration is required.


FRINGE PROGRAMME*: Wednesday 11th September

14:00 - 17:00 Office Hours (room N38) 12 x15min slots
Research Intelligence Customer Consultants, Elsevier
 Parallel sessions:
14:00 - 15:15 WORKSHOP 1A (room N34)
Rankings Workshop - how Elsevier data are used in university rankings? How can customers answer
questions from their senior leaders about the rankings, approaches to improve citation performance
and try and replicate the results?
Michiel Schotten (National Research Assessments Manager, Elsevier)
14:30 – 15:15 WORKSHOP 1B (room N35)
‘Scopus data’ exploration/elaboration session
Iana Tsandev (Head of Product Management, Content and Capabilities, Elsevier)
15:15 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 17:00 WORKSHOP 2 (room N35)
SciVal Product Enhancement Workshop
Chris James (Senior Product Manager SciVal, Elsevier)
17:30 - 20:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION AND DINNER (Arkwright building, Old Chemistry Theatre)

*The Fringe Programme is optional to attend. These workshops and trainings are included as part of discussion with the SciVal User Group Steering Committee.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME: Thursday 12th September

*All sessions of the Conference Programme take place in Newton building, room LT6

09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome Address by Nottingham Trent University  10min
Hans Pohl (Programme Director STINT) 30min + 10min questions
Kirsty Wallis (Scholarly Communications Manager, University of Greenwich) 15min + 5min questions
11:10 - 11:40 Coffee Break 30min
11:40 - 12:40 SESSION THEME

USING SciVal AND Scopus FOR REPOSITORY 15min + 5 min questions
Silvia Dobre (Research Information Manager, University of Kent)

Teresa Patten (Research Policy and Information Officer, University of Bristol)

Scott Taylor (Research Services Manager, University of Manchester)
12:40 - 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 SciVal ROADMAP - 2019 AND BEYOND 35min + 10 min questions
Chris James (Senior Product Manager SciVal, Elsevier)
International Center for the Study of Research (ICSR) 20min + 5min questions
Andrew Plume (Senior Director Research Evaluation, Elsevier)
Followed by insights from the University of Derby
Emma Butler
(Research Liaison Manager, University of Derby)
15:45 - 16:00 Feedback session and thanks
16:00 Close and depart

Special thanks to:
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Impressions from previous meetings:

UK SciVal User Group Meeting Glasgow 2018


UK SciVal User Group Meeting Bath 2016

Travel & Venue


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Newton building
Goldsmith Street

Sessions of the Fringe Programme (11th September) take place in rooms N34, N35 and N38.
Sessions of the Conference Programme (12th September) take place in room LT6.

How to get there?

By train

Nottingham Station is the mainline train station close to Nottingham city centre. The train station is a 15 minute walk from Nottingham Conference Centre, but for those new to the city it might be easier to take a taxi or use Nottingham’s tram NET (Nottingham Express Transit) system. Directions to the station tram stop are signposted throughout the train station building. The Conference Centre is located between the Royal Centre and Nottingham Trent University tram stop. Take a tram heading to either Phoenix Park or Hucknall. Exit the tram at the Royal Centre, continue down Goldsmith Street until you find the Nottingham Conference Centre entrance on the right.

Please enter Nottingham Conference Centre (Newton building) via the Goldsmith Street entrance.

By coach

National Express coach services operate from Station Street, beside the railway station.

By car

From the north, exit the M1 at junction 26 and follow the signs for the A610 towards Nottingham city centre.
From the south, exit the M1 at junction 24 and follow the signs for the A453 to Nottingham city centre.

Car parking

Car parks in the city centre are clearly signposted from all major approach routes. The UK SciVal User Group Meeting delegates are advised to park at Talbot Street car park which is close to Nottingham Conference Centre. Discounts for Talbot Street car park are offered on a full day rate (between 4-8 hours) at £8.50, or a 24 hour rate at £10.50. Payment can be made at Reception on the day of the event. Please make sure that you make the payment at Reception before 17:30.

For satellite navigation systems please use the following information:

Talbot Street car park: postcode NG1 5GG
co-ordinates 52.956143,-1.154433

For more travel information please follow this link.

View and download Nottingham City Campus map.

UK SciVal Adviser Workshops

The SciVal Adviser workshops are a mix of presentations, discussions and hands on trainings designed to help improve the skills of existing SciVal users.

Why should you attend?

The UK SciVal program includes sessions and workshops that help users take full advantage of SciVal’s features and functionalities. The opportunity to network with peers is a key element of both activities.

  • SciVal User Group – gain insights into latest SciVal developments. Learn from experts about best practices in using SciVal to support internationalization, partnering strategies and responsible use of metrics. Get tips from your peers on how SciVal helps developing bids for external funding.
  • SciVal Adviser Workshops – ask experts for advice on how SciVal can help answer your questions. Get to grips with Topics of Prominence and building your organizational structure in the tool.