Customer stories

Institutions around the world use Research Intelligence tools to answer the most pressing challenges that their researchers and research managers face.

Here are some of their stories.

SciVal case studies

In their words - Jae Sung Lee, Vice President

Jae Sung Lee, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology explains how SciVal helps the institute generate its annual report and motivate faculty to become better researchers.

In their words - Sansanee Chaiyaroj, Mahidol University

Sansanee Chaiyaroj, Vice President for Research and International Relations at Mahidol University, explains how SciVal allows them to monitor research trends.

In their words – Jaiyong Lee, Yonsei University

Jayiong Lee, Provost at Yonsei University, explains how SciVal plays an integral part in shaping their research strategies and policies.

In their words - Ian Rowlands, King's College London

Ian Rowlands, Research Services Manager & Bibliometrician, shares how SciVal, powered by Scopus, helps them identify and evaluate their international partnerships.

In their words - Vitaly Bagan, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Vitaly Bagan, Head of the Strategic Development Office, explains how Elsevier's Research Intelligence solutions empowers their researchers with rich data.

In their words - Ellen Fest, Wageningen University and Research

Ellen Fest, Information Specialist, shares how Elsevier's Research Intelligence solutions allows them to evaluate their collaborative partnerships.

SciVal in their words - Yao-Ting Sung, National Taiwan Normal University

National Taiwan Normal University's Executive Vice President, Yao-Ting Sung, shares how SciVal helps the university broaden its strategic vision.

SciVal in their words – Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, Asia University

Asia University President Jeffrey J.P. Tsai shares how SciVal helps the university promote international collaboration.

SciVal in their words – Tao-ming Cheng, Chaoyang University of Technology

Chaoyang University of Technology's President, Tao-ming Cheng,  shares how his university is using SciVal to improve its institutional rankings.

SciVal in their words – Katie Evans

Katie Evans from the University of Bath shares how they use SciVal to showcase research strengths.

SciVal in their words – Kirsty Collinge

Kirsty Collinge from Heriot-Watt University shares how they are using SciVal to characterize and profile research excellence.

SciVal in their words – Masud Khokhar

Masud Khokhar from Lancaster University shares how they are using SciVal to benchmark their performance against competitors.

SciVal in their words – Liam Cleere

Liam Cleere from University College Dublin shares how they are using SciVal to monitor their research strategy.

SciVal in their words – Shota Fujii

Shota Fujii from Osaka University shares how they are using SciVal to benchmark research performance against other institutions.

SciVal in their words – Alison Lloyd

Alison Lloyd from Hong Kong Polytechnic University shares how they are using SciVal to measure and manage research performance.

SciVal in their words – Kris Angkanaporn

Kris Angkanaporn from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand shares how they are using SciVal to benchmark and analyze research performance.

SciVal in their words – Daichi Kohmoto

Daichi Kohmoto from Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA) shares how they are using SciVal to improve their research strategy and enhance collaboration.

SciVal in their words – Michael Khor

Michael Khor from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore shares how they use SciVal to monitor research performance.

SciVal in their words – Anna Grey

Anna Grey from the University of York explains how they are using SciVal to help develop collaborative partnerships.

SciVal in their words – Jonathan Greer

Jonathan Greer from Queen's University Belfast talks about why they chose SciVal and how it can help researchers embrace research metrics.

SciVal in their words – Sam Gray

Sam Gray from Manchester Metropolitan University shares how they are using SciVal in a drive for research excellence.

How Unilever uses SciVal to help accelerate innovation

Learn how a major multinational consumer goods company has been using SciVal to help find technology partners, measure themselves against the competition, identify emerging technology areas and more.

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SciVal economic impact indicators – guest speakers

Guest speakers from University of Queensland and Penn State share their experiences using the new data in SciVal.

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Charting an effective research roadmap with deeper insights - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

In the face of dynamic changes in the research landscape, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University used SciVal® to continuously innovate its research policies. The Australian university has since gained a better understanding of its research performance and is today, directing its efforts with more clarity whilst encouraging collaboration.

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The role of research metrics at a top-ranked global university: The University of Queensland

SciVal® is one of the tools used at The University of Queensland to assess and benchmark its research output. The solution works with the university’s repository UQ eSpace to generate detailed reports that support various research evaluation activities. The data derived using SciVal has enabled a more meaningful analysis of research performance.

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Aarhus University - Creating more competitive submissions for funding application success

Aarhus University sought to further improve the quality of its funding applications. To achieve this, the Research Support Office needed to assess its research teams accurately and match them with the appropriate funding and grants. Find out how the department used to Elsevier's SciVal® for better visibility and management of its research data and insights into their faculties' capabilities.

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STINT works with Elsevier to create an internationalization metric

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) worked with Elsevier to create a new metric – the Field-Weighted Internationalization Score (FWIS). The metric allowed STINT to improve its understanding of international collaboration carried out by Swedish universities and was made globally available in SciVal.

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Embracing the REF – Supporting research excellence in the UK and beyond

This paper looks at the role played by Elsevier over the past decade as data provider and partner in a number of prestigious rankings, customized reports and national assessment exercises.

It examines Elsevier's role in supporting the REF submission and assessment process, and also draws on the testimony of some of the information specialists, administrators and researchers who occupied the "trenches" of the assessment and whose efforts helped make the exercise happen.

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Objectively evaluating Researchers for further funding at Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

Kiel University, in northern Germany, sought to enhance its research strengths in its four principal areas of excellence in research.

Find out how the institution used SciVal® Spotlight to objectively evaluate the visibility and stature of its researchers and their papers to help aid in the recruitment, retention and funding decisions that were made.

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Driving the country as innovation powerhouse: National Research Foundation of Korea

The use of SciVal has become integral to the National Research Foundation of Korea in meeting its mandate to drive research and development (R&D) excellence, and to reinforce South Korea’s standing as a global innovation leader.

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In their words - Richard Masterman, University of Nottingham

Richard Masterman, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research Strategy and Performance explains how they used Elsevier's Research Intelligence solutions, to help secure institutional funding.


University of Johannesburg - Research in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Today’s disruptive technological advances present many challenges—and opportunities. In support of its efforts to expand into a globally-recognized, innovative research enterprise, the University of Johannesburg is using SciVal to benchmark their research activities, examine university rankings, keep track of how they compare to peer institutions and departments and evaluate potential collaborators.

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Pure case studies

In their words – Christian Wagner, City University of Hong Kong

Christian Wagner, Chief Information Officer at the City University of Hong Kong, shares how having Pure as one single source of data improved reporting.

Pure in their words - Anne Thorst Melbye

Anne Thorst Meylbye from the University of Southern Denmark shares how Pure benefits her University.

Pure in their words - Yvonne Fox, Lancaster University

Yvonne Fox from Lancaster University discusses how Pure made her life easier.

Pure in their words - Jane Holt, Monash University

Jane Holt from Monash University talks about the implementation of Pure and future plans.

In their words - Sadayoshi Ito, Tohoku University

Vice-President Ito presents Tohoku University and discusses the stakes of successful international collaboration.

Pure in their words - Nicolaj Veje Pedersen, Aarhus University, Denmark

Nicolaj Veje Pedersen, System Administrator from the Aarhus University, shares how Pure has helped the university’s researchers promote their work to the world.

Pure in their words - Steven Van den Berghe, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Steven Van den Berghe, Research Information Systems Manager from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, shares how Pure made it possible to standardize reports and easily generate researcher CVs.

Pure in their words - Bernard Detrembleur, University of Namur, Belgium

Bernard Detrembleur, University of Namur’s Research Information System Manager, shares his experience with Pure explaining the ease-of-use and the variety of useful features.

Pure in their words - Jan Fransen, University of Minnesota, US

Jan Fransen, University of Minnesota’s Service Lead for Researcher and Discovery Systems and founding member of the Pure North American User Group, explains how Pure reduced administrative burden while stimulating collaboration between researchers due to the simplified publication tracking.

Pure in their words - Mark Cox, King’s College London, UK

Dr. Mark Cox, Head of Research Information Systems from King’s College London, shares Pure’s simple out-of-the box implementation and interconnectivity features.

Pure in their words - President Dr. Yun Yen, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Dr. Yun Yen, president of Taiwan’s highly ranked Taipei Medical University (TMU), explains how Pure has contributed towards building TMU’s excellence in research performance and global collaboration.


Steering Research into the Next Era of Growth – City University of Hong Kong

Bogged down by data silos and administrative inefficiency–including researchers with multiple profiles that are not reconciled, City University of Hong Kong sought a better way to collect and analyze its institutional research data. Discover why they chose Pure over other options.

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Pure in their words - Tiago Guedes, Nova University, Lisbon, Portugal

Pure in their words - Mark Nijland, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA

Pure in their words - Michelle Hutnik, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Pure in their words - Bonnie Nelson, RTI International, USA

Taipei Medical University

Case Study Taipei Medical University: How Elsevier’s Pure supports growth ambitions

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University of Vienna

Case Study: University of Vienna A researcher-centric approach to research reporting and evaluation

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University of Rosario

Case study: The University of Rosario: Raising the global visibility of non-English, non-STEM research.

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