UAE varsity, Dutch firm in data services tie-up
Abu Dhabi, July 30, 2013
Elsevier, a Netherlands-based provider of scientific and medical information, has partnered with the UAE University and will offer access to its research management solutions as well as its abstract and citation database.
SciVal helps institutions develop their portfolios, optimise funding flows, assemble collaborative partnerships and manage research activities. SciVal Analytics will provide the university with a tailored report on researcher mobility between the UAE and other countries, and how it relates to research productivity.
Scopus, a major abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Its vast database contains abstracts and references from nearly 21,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide.
The research management solutions, which analyze publication data from Scopus, will help UAE University establish, execute and evaluate its strategies to drive research and innovation.
"In an effort to be the nation's engine for research development and innovation, UAE University is committed to use unique tools and information technology to help determine its strategy for research development," said Maryam Amir Khan, director of the Institutional Effectiveness and Planning Support Unit at the university.
"We consider SciVal and Scopus key tools which will help achieve our university mission to catalyze the application of new knowledge and methodology in research. In order to do so, access to high quality, world-class scientific information and accurate evaluation of our research performance is critical," added Khan. - TradeArabia News Service