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Researcher workshops at the library

Author: Michelle Breen
Categories: research
When: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 18:45

The Glucksman Library offers training workshop on a range of research tools and topics. On Tuesday 24th January a SciVal workshop took place. 

SciVal is a new analytical research tool based on the Scopus dataset that offers quick and easy access to the research performance of thousands of institutions and countries worldwide. SciVal can be used to:

Visualise research performance (Overview module)

Benchmark your progress (Benchmarking module)

Develop collaborative partnerships (Collaboration module).

SciVal can assist you in applying for funding or promotion as it can highlight areas where you outperform your peers. SciVal can assist faculties, schools or departments in measuring the impact of publications for institutional reports and in meeting the future research goals of the university as laid out in the strategic plan (Broadening Horizons) and the research and innovation strategy (Excellence & Impact 2020). For example, SciVal can identify potential international collaborators and identify the journals in which higher ranked competitors publish.

To access SciVal go to www.scival.com and either register for a new account or log in using your Scopus/ScienceDirect account login details. Details on getting started with SciVal can be found in this quick reference guide and in the Help sections within SciVal.

The library can also deliver bespoke training or a demonstration for any group on campus. If you are interested, please contact Fintan Bracken to arrange this training.