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Elsevier’s Pure Launches New Modules to Make Grant Administration More Efficient and Help Institutions Reach Performance Targets

July 8, 2013

AMSTERDAM, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com/_recache ], a world-leading provider of scientific,
technical and medical information products and services, has announced the launch of two
new modules in Pure [http://www.info.scival.com/pure ], Elsevier’s research information
management system. These modules are: Award Management and Research Intelligence.
[http://www.info.scival.com/pure/release4.16 ]

Pure, one of the latest additions to Elsevier’s SciVal [http://www.info.scival.com ]
research management tools, aggregates an institution’s research and faculty information
and provides customized reports for research administrators, researchers and librarians.
The system facilitates an evidence-based approach to making business decisions, setting
research strategy and performing assessment exercises.

With the Award Management module in Pure, users are now able to track funding
opportunities, structure the grant application process and provide an overview of awarded
grants and related projects. The Research Intelligence module complements this by allowing
users to set departmental targets and display these and other customized metrics, such as
Snowball Metrics [http://www.snowballmetrics.com ], on dashboards that can be easily
shared with members of their organization. Together these modules help Pure extend its
coverage across the research management life cycle, enabling the entire institution to
more successfully track and manage their research effectiveness.

“We’ve developed these modules in close collaboration with our European user groups,
including more than 20 influential UK universities,” says Thomas Jorgensen, Director of
Product Management at Elsevier. “These capabilities will significantly simplify the
usually arduous procedures of pre- and post award management and make the processes
transparent. These enhancements will make our clients more efficient, and help guide them
through the complex logistics of grant administration.”

“Pure frees up time for the research administration office and helps the different
departments throughout the research institution with the grant management process and
record the successes of the research performed,” said Nick Fowler, Elsevier’s Managing
Director of A&G Institutional Markets. “The institution and its departments will be in a
position to provide more information around the impact of their research and thereby
improve their prospects for future funding opportunities.”

About Elsevier’s SciVal suite

Designed to support the many stages of the research planning cycle, Elsevier’s
SciVal(R) suite of solutions provides information about research performance, funding and
expertise to enable informed decision-making and drive successful outcomes. Serving
research institutions, funding agencies and policy bodies, SciVal delivers objective
analytical capabilities that can enhance the performance of individuals, teams and
organizations. SciVal integrates institutional and external data sources with information
from Elsevier’s Scopus(R), the standard for bibliometric research tools, to offer trusted
solutions including SciVal Experts, SciVal Funding, SciVal Spotlight, SciVal Strata,
SciVal Analytics and Pure. http://www.info.scival.com

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.elsevier.com/reaxys ], ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s 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/Pages/Home.aspx ], a world leading provider of professional
information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than
15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies,
Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam
and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam:
REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

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