SciVal® Experts is an expertise profiling and research networking tool that helps users find researchers with specific areas of expertise for collaboration and enables researchers in your institution to demonstrate their activities to the global research community. Pre-populated with deep publication histories from Elsevier’s Scopus® – the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature – SciVal Experts makes it easier to find experts and form teams within your institution and across organizations.
SciVal Experts helps researchers at your institution
Demonstrate their activities and accomplishments to attract potential collaborators
Every researcher profile delivers a comprehensive list of publications, coauthor and institutional networks, a list of similar experts and a semantic index, or Fingerprint™ visualization, of the researcher’s distinctive expertise.
- SciVal Experts can integrate institutional content such as HR data, grants, publications and patents
- Individual users can also enter a variety of content including publications, intellectual property, teaching, creative works, awards and honors, and professional information
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Identify other researchers’ distinctive expertise and find potential partners
Powered by the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine™, SciVal Experts uses semantic technology and field-of-research specific vocabularies to help researchers identify their peers’ expertise – down to the most precise terms.
- Search by concept or last name, or enter free text such as an abstract or funding opportunity, and SciVal Experts provides a targeted list of researchers within the institution who have authored articles or received grants related to the search criteria.
- Researchers can also form partnerships with experts at other institutions by searching across the SciVal Experts Community, an international network of organizations that have adopted SciVal Experts, and DIRECT2experts, a network of additional research profile systems.
SciVal Experts helps research managers, research administrators and research development professionals at your institution
Facilitate collaborations by exposing publishing connections and make researchers’ accomplishments more discoverable
SciVal Experts makes it easy to demonstrate researchers’ activities to the research community, government agencies, industry, media and the public.
- Institutions can choose to make their implementation available to the public in order to facilitate cross-institutional collaborations, economic development initiatives and other external partnerships.
- Connect and collaborate: Users can identify potential collaborators by accessing a list of researchers with expertise similar to the profiled researcher.
Reduce administrative burdens and manage research data efficiently
An in-house profiling system can take at least one to two years; SciVal produces an in-depth database in little time.
- Web services allow you to download SciVal Experts data for further analysis, and upload institutional data into SciVal Experts.
- Use SciVal Experts data for a wide range of purposes such as routing funding opportunities to researchers, forming teams, onboarding new faculty and identifying organizational research strengths.
- With interactive coauthor network and research trends visualizations, SciVal Experts makes it easy to see opportunities within and across departments.
How it works
Author Profile Refinement
We recognize the importance of data quality to your institution. In order to create precise, current and reliable publication lists for each profile in SciVal Experts, Elsevier applies both automatic author name disambiguation and manual data review by the SciVal Profiles Team.
Elsevier Fingerprint Engine
Unlike competing tools that merely return lists of abstracts, SciVal Experts applies the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine to produce a visual semantic index, or Fingerprint visualization, of relevant concepts that instantly exposes a researcher’s distinctive expertise. By generating Fingerprints at the researcher and department level, and linking researchers across common concepts within their Fingerprints, SciVal Experts provides users with incredible opportunities for knowledge exploration and collaboration. For more information, visit www.info.scival.com/fingerprint
Vocabularies across the research spectrum
SciVal Experts applies 10 different field-of-research specific vocabularies, or thesauri, to deliver precise terms representing each researcher’s unique expertise, whether the researcher specializes in the life sciences, engineering, physics, the arts and humanities or another domain.
Vocabularies supported by SciVal Experts cover the following areas of research, and more thesauri will be added over time:
SciVal Experts Modules
Three optional modules are avalible in SciVal Experts:
|Funding Recommendation Module||Recommends targeted funding opportunities from SciVal Funding to profiled researchers in SciVal Experts based on their publications and suggests potential collaborators for individual opportunities, while enabling research administrators to track the opportunities and help form effective research teams. This module is available to institutions with both SciVal Experts and SciVal Funding.|
|Profile Enhancer||Enables researchers or proxy users to enter additional content into SciVal Experts profiles including details on scholarly activity, funding, intellectual property, creative works and professional information.|
|VIVO Module||Join VIVO quickly and easily with SciVal Experts, which is fully compatible with the VIVO ontology. SciVal Experts shares your institution’s profile information as linked data, saving you substantial time and resources necessary to launch and maintain your own system.|
"We needed an easy-to-use system that enables us to know 'who' in the organization is working on 'what,' which can help us form collaborative teams and foster productive research relationships. Faculty at Einstein use the application every day to make significant connections with other researchers, and administrators use the solution to enhance their ability to support research."
Harry Shamoon MD, Associate Dean and Director
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine