Customer hub Spain
Empowering professionals in the academic and research world in Spain.
In order to support professionals in the academic and research world in Spain, our team has created this centre with articles, events, webinars and much more.
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.
Date and time
SciVal user day 2024
Dates will be shared soon
We regularly host webinars to help you with different goals, introduce you to new information or share success stories. Learn about our upcoming webinars and access recordings of previous sessions.
Upcoming online seminars
Tuesday, November 21, 12:00 p.m., author workshop for the Complutense University of Madrid: “Peer review from the perspective of the author and the reviewer”
Tuesday, November 21, 5:00 p.m., author workshop for the Complutense University of Madrid: “Peer review from the perspective of the author and the reviewer”
Wednesday, December 13, 12:00 p.m., author workshop for Alfonso X University: “Mendeley Reference Manager and Associated Tools”
Upcoming in-person seminars
Tuesday, November 28, 12:00 p.m., author workshop for UDIT: “Guidelines for preparing your scientific article and increasing the chances of its publication”
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.
Scopus Certification Program
For librarians and documentary filmmakersIn Spanish, online
The online Scopus Certification Program takes place over six weeks and consists of six modules:
There is no associated cost to participate in the program, but it is necessary for your institution to have a Scopus subscription. The total duration of the course is approximately six hours* – one hour per week as modules are released over the six weeks. You can take the course on a day or time that is most convenient for you.
Registration is now open for the next cohort starting October 10.
This certification program has been well received and valued by previous participants.
In this regard, you can find out more by reading the University of Derby experience on Library Connect.
As a Scopus Certified Librarian, you will have the opportunity to:
Learn about research sources, collaboration, and metrics
Establish and develop user-specific programs for your Library users.
Develop new skills and competencies in the process and evaluation of scientific research.
Share your knowledge and learning to promote the development and opportunities of librarians.
*Please note that the course may require additional time if you are new to Scopus or have not used this tool recently.
SciVal Certification Program
In English, online
The six-week online certification program covers six modules:
Introduction to SciVal
Metrics and Indicators
Work with Researchers
Preparation of Reports, Dissemination and Outreach for users.
There is no cost associated with participating in this program, but it is necessary that your institution has a SciVal subscription. The total time commitment to complete the program is approximately six hours* – one hour per week as modules are released over the six weeks. You can take the course on a day or time that is most convenient for you. If you are interested in this program, please contact your consultant.
*Please note that the course may require additional time if you are new to SciVal or have not used this tool recently.
Research Data Management for Librarians (RDMLA) Program
In english, online
The RDMLA, a free online professional development program for librarians, information professionals, and other professionals, is now available and will provide opportunities for individuals to develop skills related to research data management. The RDMLA is intended primarily for librarians, but may also be useful to researchers. The program consists of eight units, which can be followed consecutively or separately, alternately, at the user's discretion. Each unit requires an average of one hour and has video material, slides, practical cases, reading resources and self-assessments. The RDMLA and all information related to this program that accompanies it can be found below.
Trainings and certifications in person
Scopus for researchers
Elsevier together with FECYT and organizes in-person training during the current year. These training sessions are open and free of charge for all centers subscribing to the databases. These courses are taught by specialized trainers with the aim of:
Present and explain the content of the databases.
Train the research community of each center in the use and functionalities of the tool.
Perform practical exercises from the taught syllabus to establish the theoretical concepts learned.
Solve live any doubts that may arise.
Date and time
University of Alicante
Wednesday 8 November, 10:00h
University of Valencia
Thursday 9 November, 13:30h
University of Islas Baleares
Friday 17 November, 12:00h
University Rovira i Virgili
Friday 24 November, TBD
University of Castilla La Mancha
Wednesday 29 November, 12:30h
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canarias
Thursday 30 November, 10:30h
Sessions are free but registration is required. Registration for each session opens 2 weeks before the date the session will take place.
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