SciVal provides strategic insights to help your research programs thrive
Visualize your organization’s research performance, benchmark it against peers, and identify emerging research trends with SciVal. Our modular solution offers insights to enrich local knowledge, support research strategy, evaluation, and funding success.
Gain new insights on global research with power and flexibility
A flexible, modular solution
SciVal's modular solution provides access to research performance data of over 24,000 research institutions and their associated researchers based across more than 230 nations worldwide. You can tailor the platform to suit your institution's specific needs, selecting the modules that are most relevant to your research objectives.
We have enhanced our ability to help you can understand and build effective narratives to demonstrate your broader research impact. With the addition of data from 43 patent offices into the Impact module, you can now identify, analyze and benchmark your technological outcomes and impact.
We understand the importance of keeping up with the changing needs of our users. That's why we are continually improving SciVal to provide you with the best possible experience. Our roadmap provides a snapshot of our recent releases and a sneak peek at what's to come for SciVal.
SciVal's key benefits that contribute to research success
Gain access to the research performance of global research institutions and their affiliated researchers, allowing you to perform simple or more complex analyses
Based on Scopus data
SciVal relies on the curated, comprehensive and authoritative data source that is Scopus ® using an array of simple and more sophisticated metrics.
Generate customized reports effortlessly using the user-friendly interface. These reports help keep stakeholders informed, track progress, and inform management choices.
Sustainable Development Goals research benchmarking
Use SDG search strings in pre-defined Research Areas to benchmark your SDG research against other institutions and identify top researchers in a particular SDG.
Bibliometrics, rankings and transparency
The Ranking analysis in SciVal provides transparency into the bibliometrics used in the Times Higher Education and QS World University Ranking for ranked universities.
In-depth research performance overview
Perform analysis and scenario modeling for any researcher or groups in the world, based on full publication history through our Scopus Author Profiles.
Frequently asked questions
Scopus® is an expertly curated database featuring abstracts and citations, offering enriched data and interlinked scholarly literature from over 7000 publishers across disciplines.
SciVal is an advanced analytics solution, built on a core of Scopus® data, that enables the flexible evaluation of any research field as well as the research performance of individuals, research groups, departments, institutions, and countries. SciVal applies advanced data science and techniques such as machine learning to provide meaningful insights from research information to support decision making.
SciVal can support decision making across a broad range of use cases from informing strategic research planning, to identifying outstanding partners and evaluating research performance. Some common questions that SciVal can help answer include:
Strategic research planning: What are our emerging, growing and niche areas of research expertise?
University Rankings: How do we benchmark with peers across the bibliometric data used in major university rankings?
Collaboration and partnerships: Which individuals and organizations globally, and across sectors, represent potential outstanding partners in research fields of interest?
Research evaluation: What metrics can we use to help us evaluate and benchmark researcher, department, faculty and institutional performance?
Research excellence: How can we demonstrateresearch excellence in a way that shows our unique strengths to secure funding and attract the necessary research expertise?
Research Impact: What is the broader impact of our research programs on society?
Team building and talent identification: Who are the key contributors globally, and across sectors, to our priority research fields?
UN SDGs: How can I showcase and benchmark my institutions expertise, outputs, impact, influence and overall contribution to specific fields such as the UN SDGs?
The core of SciVal is based on output and usage data from Scopus®, a source-neutral abstract and citation database curated by independent subject matter experts. In addition to the bibliometric data from Scopus®, SciVal also includes policy, patent, mass media and awarded grants data.
SciVal uses Scopus data from 1996 to current date, which covers over 60 million records. SciVal receives a weekly update of new data from Scopus and due to processing times this means SciVal is typically 1-2 weeks behind Scopus.
SciVal offers an extensive array of simple and more sophisticated metrics to enable their confident and appropriate use in strategic decision making and benchmarking. There are more than 30 metrics available to use as part of your evidence base, including the bibliometrics used by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE) in their World University Rankings and THE Impact Rankings. Metrics are available in the following areas: