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Research Intelligence customer hub France

Empowering professionals in the academic and research world in France.

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To support academic and research professionals in France, our team created this hub which features articles, upcoming events and webinars, and much other information.


Visit us to meet our specialists and benefit from world-class content at one of the events that Elsevier organizes or participates in each year.​

Upcoming events

The fourth edition of Les Rencontres SciVal - Scopus France

Date & Time: Thursday, June 27, 2024, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Venue: Université PSL, 14bis rue de l'Estrapade, 75005 Paris Register hereopens in new tab/window


We regularly organize webinars to help you solve problems, present new information or share success stories. Find out more about our upcoming webinars and access recordings of previous sessions.

Upcoming webinars

A list of our webinars for 2024 will be announced soon.

European digital event hub

Discover a calendar of upcoming live presentations and a library of on-demand webinars in English, ranging in topics from ScienceDirect search tips to assessing research impacts on society.

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Online certification

Certification Scopus

In French

  • The six-week online certification program includes six modules: thematic research, author profiles, indicators, Scopus APIs, institutional profiles and user outreach.

  • The program is free, but your institution must have a Scopus subscription.

  • You will need approximately six hours to complete this route in total. One hour per week, and one module each week. As the program is online, you can participate on the day or time that suits you.

  • As a Scopus certified librarian or documentalist, you will have the opportunity:

    • to develop in-depth knowledge of solutions to conduct research, identify collaborations, and have key indicators

    • to establish and develop internal training programs to support your users

    • to develop in-depth know-how and skills in monitoring and evaluating research

    • to share your experience in order to develop best practices and guide relay people in their developments


More than 150 users of Scopus across France have already obtained Scopus certification, an online program of 6 modules spread over 6 weeks. Here is an article that presents the training offered: Library Connect article.

This year, several cohorts are planned again in French, with the program reflecting recent changes in functionality and user interface:

  • Cohort 2024.1: March 11th to April 22nd, 2024

  • Cohort 2024.2: October 14th to November 25th, 2024

SciVal Certification

Offered in English

The six-week online certification program consists of six modules:

  1. Getting started with SciVal

  2. Measurement and Indicators

  3. Institutional Profiles

  4. Working with researchers and groups of researchers

  5. Reporting

  6. User awareness and deployment

The program is free of charge, and is an integral part of your institution's subscription to SciVal. In total, it will take you approximately six hours to complete the program at a rate of one hour per week, and one module per week. You can choose the time that suits you best.

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Explain how to get started with SciVal

  • Discuss indicators and the information that can be derived from them

  • Work with researchers and groups of researchers

  • Build reports and explain how to deploy SciVal in your institution


Nearly 50 French users are now SciVal certified. New cohorts are of course being organised this year. The format is also organised over 6 weeks and allows participants to acquire a solid knowledge base of SciVal functionalities, while offering them the opportunity to network with SciVal users from other institutions. For more information, click here: SciVal Certification Program.

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SciVal Graduate School

Offered in English

Are you already SciVal certified and would like to take further training to expand your skills? The SciVal Graduate School is specifically designed for users who have successfully completed the SciVal Certification Program. It is based on the six initial modules of the certification program and includes optional modules:

  • Module 7: Mapping the Research Landscape (completed)

  • Module 8: Working with Researchers and Research Groups 2.0

  • Module 9: International Collaboration and Partnership

  • Module 10: Open access analysis

  • Module 11: Interoperability solutions (Scopus-SciVal-Pure-Data Monitor)

  • Module 12: SciVal API

  • Module 13: Rankings

If you are interested in organizing such sessions, contact your Customer Success Manager.

Research Data Management Librarians Academy (RDMLA)

Offered in English

The RDMLA, a free online professional development program for librarians, information professionals and others, is now available and offers individuals the opportunity to develop skills in research data management.

RDMLA is aimed primarily at librarians, but is also relevant to researchers. The program consists of eight modules, which you can attend one after the other, or independently, as you wish. Each module lasts an average of one hour and consists of videos, slides, demonstrations, reading resources and self-assessments.

The RDMLA and general information about it can be found here.

Training sessions

Available in French

In consultation with its consultant, each institution can determine its own training program, for progressive learning according to its needs and priorities, throughout the subscription to the solution.

These sessions can be adjusted to suit the target audience, e.g. lecturers, librarians and documentalists, members of the research department, etc.

The sessions focus on themes that are important to you. For example, they may cover searches in Scopus, research visibility, relevant indicators for monitoring the impact of publications, monitoring trends, the visibility of your institution and its laboratories, etc. These training courses are subject to change as the functionality of the solutions develops.

If you are interested in organising such sessions, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

News and articles

Elsevier took part in Think Education 2024: Performance in higher education and research: a paradigm shift?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are revolutionizing the scientific landscape, reshaping information systems and knowledge creation tools. Researchers have been quick to adapt, embracing generative AI (GenAI), which promises to rapidly translate scientific discoveries into practical solutions. In the short term, GenAI models ingest large quantities of data to produce scientific papers, grant proposals and codes, demonstrating their transformative potential. However, the OECD notes that the potential of AI in science is not being fully exploited, and calls on policymakers to deepen its integration. Growing awareness of the risks associated with GenAI, including inaccuracies, misinterpretations and concerns about relevance to all research activities, also prompts the development of guidelines and policies to set limits to it, and ensure an approach geared towards beneficial outcomes.

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 IA générative : un atout pour les chercheurs ? le 6 février à 11h

Generative AI: an asset for researchers? February 6 at 11 a.m

Research evaluation as seen by Anne-Catherine Rota (Elsevier)

Interview by News Tank TV. Published on 03/04/2023

Anne-Catherine Rota, head of institutional affairs and research intelligence at Elsevier, talks to News Tank TV. The News Tank TV program, hosted by Gilbert Azoulay, is made possible by a partnership between News Tank and the ISCPA, which welcomes us to its studios and edits the programs.

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Aiming for zero net emissions: how is French research positioning itself?

What is the role of French research in the ecological transition? How can it initiate societal and ecological change? These were the issues addressed by the speakers at this webinar organised by Campus Matin and its partner Elsevier on 31 May 2022.

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Research mobilises to meet the challenge of a zero-carbon future

Article in Campus Matin

Research into clean energy is growing fast, rising from 1% of all publications in 2001 to 5% in 2020. But this progress must not mask the challenges that lie ahead. Elsevier's new report, "Pathways to Net Zero", aims to provide a better understanding of clean energy research and innovation and how they are contributing to achieving a "net zero" future.

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