2019 North American SciVal user group meetings

October 8, 2019, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
October 10 2019, McGill University Montreal, Canada

The meetings were held on campus at Arizona State University and McGill University and aimed to help attendees to take full advantage of SciVal’s features and functionality by sharing and learning about best practices from other users face-to-face. Attendees included current users from libraries, research offices, planning offices, industry and government from across the US and Canada and members of the SciVal product team.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn from other SciVal users and your peers – How are they using SciVal? Share tips for using SciVal to help develop bids for external funding. How can SciVal support internationalization and partnering strategies? How can SciVal be used with other tools as part of your reporting workflows?
  • Have your say – User Group Meetings are a chance to share your experiences of using SciVal and what’s being asked of you by your academic leaders and senior decision-makers. Plus, provide input and feedback on the product with an opportunity to share your ideas.
  • Ask an expert – There will be time to ask for help and advice on how SciVal can help answer your questions.
  • Responsible metrics – Which journal metrics are being using for internal reporting? How are you spreading the message about the responsible Usage of metrics?
  • Network – With so many like-minded peers in one place, there has never been a better time to expand your network!

Agenda and topics

We’re excited to bring you a program filled with insight user presentations, an overview of Topic Prominence in Science, what’s coming up on the SciVal Roadmap as well as SciVal lunch clinics.

Agenda*

*agenda is subject to change

West Coast - Arizona State University:

Monday, October 7th 
Pre Session:
1:30 – 3:00pm - SciVal User Testing and Product Feedback Session – Chris James, Product Manager
3:15 – 4:15pm – Rankings Workshop – Linda Galloway

Rankings Workshop – We will discuss how data are used in university rankings systems. Attendees will learn how to answer questions from their senior leaders about the rankings, how research impact data influences the rankings, and approaches to improve citation performance.

Reception:

5:00 – 9:00 - Networking Reception (cocktails and light fare) (Pitchforks and Forks restaurant and bar, located on 2nd floor of building)

Tuesday: 
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM - (registration opens at 8:30 AM)
A light breakfast, lunch and coffee/beverages will be provided Reception:
5:00 – 9:00 - Networking Reception (cocktails and light fare) (Pitchforks and Forks restaurant and bar, located on 2nd floor of building)

East Coast - McGill University

Post Session: Friday, October 11th
9:00 – 10:30am - SciVal User Testing and Product Feedback Session – Chris James
10:45 – 11:45am – Rankings Workshop – Guillaume Warnan

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?

Full Day meeting Agenda is forthcoming

Topics will include:

  • SciVal Roadmap: learn about upcoming and future enhancements to SciVal and share your feedback.
  • Topics of Prominence: a special session on the latest addition to SciVal, Topics of Prominence in Science.
  • Responsible Use of Metrics: with hundreds of metrics in SciVal to choose from, how do you combine both quantitative and qualitative measures to understand research impact?
  • Use Cases, Best Practices, and Tips & Tricks: share how your institution is using SciVal.


Previous SciVal meetings