July 6, 2011

Elsevier Matches Funding Opportunities to Researcher Expertise

AMSTERDAM, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- Unique Funding Tool Integrated into SciVal Experts

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(TM), 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

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

About the Elsevier SciVal(R) Suite

Elsevier's SciVal suite [http://www.info.scival.com ] (
http://www.info.scival.com) of services supports academic and government
leadership in evaluating, establishing and executing research strategies
that optimize the performance of existing assets and maximize investments to
enhance near and long-term productivity. SciVal tools leverage Scopus(R)
data, Elsevier's trusted source of bibliometric data, to offer innovative
yet authoritative solutions. Current suite offerings include: SciVal
Spotlight(TM), a strategic tool that generates unique institutional and
country maps of existing and emerging strengths based on an
interdisciplinary perspective of current performance; SciVal Funding(TM), an
online solution that provides targeted recommendations on grants to pursue
based on pre-populated research profiles and historical awards; SciVal
Strata, a web-based research performance tool that offers users the
flexibility to construct relevant contextual data to evaluate research teams
or individual researchers, using a range of indicators based on Scopus data;
SciVal Experts, a semantic technology-based application that enables
researchers to identify and locate sources of expertise at an individual or
departmental level within and across institutions.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in partnership
with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet [http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell
[http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
SciVerse ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], SciVerse Scopus
[http://www.scopus.nl ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], MD Consult
[http://www.mdconsult.com ] and Nursing Consult
[http://www.nursingconsult.com ], which enhance the productivity of science
and health professionals, and the SciVal suite [http://www.scival.com ] and
MEDai's Pinpoint Review [http://www.medai.com ], which help research and

health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively. A
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group
PLC [http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a world-leading publisher and information
provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV.
The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock
Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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