"By adopting SciVal and participating in the VIVO network, we are making it easier for investigators throughout Northwestern University to form research teams, find reviewers for grant applications and become more competitive in securing funding," said Ruth Reingold, Senior Business Systems Analyst, Northwestern University, who has led the implementation of the system. "We are sharing a wide range of expertise data across VIVO so that other institutions can discover the research and scholarship at Northwestern."
Niels Weertman, Vice President, SciVal, at Elsevier, said, "As the competitiveness of the funding landscape continues to increase, research institutions must look for smart tools and initiatives like SciVal Experts and VIVO that support the partnerships that can secure collaborative extramural research funding, Elsevier is an avid supporter of VIVO and is pleased to partner with Northwestern University to enable its research community to become more accessible to scholars and the public."
SciVal Experts uses the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine™, an advanced semantic technology, to identify investigators' specific areas of expertise. This makes it easier to find collaborators and build an intellectual inventory of the university. Now available to all institutions, SciVal Experts' VIVO integration can save organizations the substantial time and resources required to launch and maintain their own research networking system.
About Northwestern University
Founded in 1851, Northwestern University is one of the country's leading private research and teaching universities with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 full-time undergraduate st
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