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Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland (CTSC) Chooses Elsevier’s SciVal Experts

October 23, 2012

AMSTERDAM, October 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Enhancing CTSC Researchers’ ability to develop local research collaborations

and connections with the Global Collaborative Network

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading publisher of scientific,
technical and medical information products and services, announced that the Clinical and
Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland [http://casemed.case.edu/ctsc ] (CTSC) at
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has launched their SciVal Experts
[http://www.info.scival.com/experts ] community. SciVal Experts is Elsevier’s networking
tool designed to foster collaboration between investigators and promote multi-disciplinary
clinical and translational research.

SciVal Experts will provide CTSC institutions with access to a constantly evolving
database of faculty and researcher profiles. The researcher profiles identify and compile
researchers’ areas of expertise and position alongside a searchable list of researchers’
current publication data and grant information. This aggregated information provides users
with valuable intelligence to engage in knowledge transfer and to identify opportunities
for research collaboration.

CTSC’s SciVal Experts implementation will enable researchers to locate sources of
expertise and identify collaboration opportunities at an individual and/or departmental
level across CTSC institutions and throughout the SciVal Experts research community of
more than 20 research institutions nationwide. This new collaborative technology will
provide stakeholders and potential partners from academia, government, media and industry
with easy access to view and engage CTSC researchers working on relevant projects.

“We see this cooperation as a valuable opportunity for Cleveland-area research
institutions to increase the outcomes of their research processes,” said Niels Weertman,
Vice President, SciVal at Elsevier, “Collaboration is key in scientific research and
providing access to like minds and expertise is a crucial resource to research
professionals. We are proud to provide such a service and help advance the research
community in Cleveland.”

Cleveland area research institutions in this SciVal Experts implementation include:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Systems,
University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
SciVal Experts will serve a key role in supporting the CTSC’s mission to accelerate
discoveries toward better health.

The CTSC is committed to employing innovative research and collaboration tools and
technologies. For further information visit:


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About the Elsevier SciVal Suite

Elsevier’s SciVal(R) suite [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 [http://www.info.scival.com/spotlight ],
a strategic tool that generates unique institutional and country maps of existing and
emerging research strengths based on an interdisciplinary perspective of current
performance; SciVal Funding [http://www.info.scival.com/funding ], an online solution that
provides targeted recommendations on grants to pursue based on pre-populated research
profiles and historical awards; SciVal Strata [http://www.info.scival.com/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 [http://info.scival.com/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

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 ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], MD Consult
[http://www.mdconsult.com ] and Mosby’s Nursing Suite [http://www.confidenceconnected.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 global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
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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