Amsterdam - 6 July, 2011 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of a new tool in its expertise management solution SciVal Experts. The tool seamlessly links opportunities within SciVal Funding, Elsevier's funding intelligence solution, to researcher profiles within SciVal Experts, automating the process of matching expertise with grants.
Powered by the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine, the tool helps researchers maximize award success by delivering targeted recommendations for funding opportunities and providing suggestions regarding potential collaborators for awards. Administrators and research development professionals can distribute relevant funding opportunities, form teams to pursue awards and keep track of faculty members' interest in the recommendations by centrally managing the pre-award process.
"Institutions that are able to swiftly identify individual researcher expertise are better poised to navigate a competitive research landscape," said Jay Katzen, Managing Director of Elsevier Academic and Government Markets. "By taking the guesswork out of the pre-award process, we hope to facilitate a more impactful and efficient funding process that allows faculty to spend their time on what is most important to them their research."
With rising competition for funding, researchers need immediate access to relevant opportunities and suggested collaborators to maximize award success, while administrators often struggle to find the right funding opportunities for their faculty or the time to form effective research teams. This new tool within SciVal Experts addresses these dual needs by recommending appropriate funding opportunities and suggested collaborators to researchers and administrators.
SciVal Experts is a directory of researcher expertise that makes it easy for researchers, administrators, research development professionals and senior leadership to find experts and enable collaboration within their institution and across organizations. SciVal Funding is a comprehensive funding intelligence tool, which optimizes the pre-award stage of the research cycle. SciVal Funding leads researchers, administrators and research development professionals to grants with the greatest potential for success by integrating current funding opportunities with publication information and historical award data.
The new tool within SciVal Experts is available to institutions that have access to both SciVal Experts and SciVal Funding. For more information, please visit http://www.info.scival.com/experts/funding
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