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Virginia Tech is providing training on three new tools that can analyze and compare research output and impact. The sessions are targeted to specific groups, but interested individuals can attend any of the sessions that fit their schedules. No registration is required.

  • Administrators will learn about reports to compare publications, authors, departments and institutions, and countries 
  • OVPR will learn about reports for research impact, finding funding options, and identifying collaborators
  • Faculty and researchers will learn how to measure the impact of their publication and compare themselves against others in their field, extract data to be use in the promotion and tenure process, and find grants and collaborators
  • Librarians will learn in-depth searching methods, reporting options, and other techniques to assist faculty users of these products

If you attended one of the sessions below, please fill out this survey to let us know if it met your needs and what types of future training you'd like to see. We'll use your feedback to plan more sessions.

Scopus

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with bibliometric tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It contains over 22,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers around the world, covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Scopus has over 55 million records dating back to 1823, 84 percent of which contain references dating from 1996.

Scopus for OVPR

This session  will cover the essentials of Scopus and ScienceDirect, then look at the analytics available in the Scopus interface.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019. 9:00am - 10:00am. 2420 North End Center
Repeats Wednesday. April 3, 219. 3:30pm - 4:30pm. 2420 North End Center

Scopus for faculty and researchers

This session is geared towards faculty and graduate students. It will cover the essentials of Scopus and ScienceDirect, setting up Scopus to receive publication alerts, managing your scholarly profile, integration with ORCID, how to find new collaborators, and reference management.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019. 11:00am - Noon. 1045 Pamplin. Join via Zoom.
​Repeats Wednesday, April 3, 2019. 1:30pm - 2:30pm. 1045 Pamplin. Join via Zoom.

Scopus for graduate students

This session will cover the essentials of Scopus and ScienceDirect, setting up Scopus to receive publication alerts, managing your scholarly profile, integration with ORCID, how to find new collaborators, and reference management. Pizza will be served.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019. 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Graduate Life Center Meeting Room B

Scopus for librarians

This session will cover general and advanced searching; bibliometric functionalities of Scopus: Topics of prominence, Field Weighted Citation Impact, CiteScore, SNIP, SJR; Data sets, cited reference searching, and integration with reference management.

Thursday, April 4, 2019. 9:00am - 10:00am. 3310 Torgersen
Repeats Thursday, April 4, 2019. 10:30am - 11:30am. 3310 Torgersen
Repeats Thursday, April 4, 2019. 1:30pm - 2:30pm. 3310 Torgersen

SciVal

SciVal provides metrics based on publications by country, institution, department or author. Users can compare any of these groups, find collaborators based on similar publications and identify trends in the metrics. More than 12,500 research institutions and their associated researchers from over 230 nations worldwide are indexed.

SciVal for OVPR

This session will cover the basics of SciVal, then take a deep dive into reporting, setting up groups, and exploring collaboration.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019. 11:00am - 12:30pm. 2420 North End Center
Repeats Wednesday, April 3, 2019. 1:30pm - 3:00pm. 2420 North End Center

SciVal for faculty and researchers

This session covers the basics of Scival with a focus of finding and reporting on your own publications, how to use that information to assist with publishing, and becoming more successful in your grant applications.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019. 9:00am - 10:30am. 1045 Pamplin. Join via Zoom.
Repeats Wednesday April 3, 2019, 3:30pm - 5:00pm 1045 Pamplin. Join via Zoom.

SciVal for librarians

This session will cover general and advanced use of SciVal; Advanced reporting, Create and select research entities; Benchmarking Institutional research activity; use of SciVal visual tools; and advanced research trend analysis.

Thursday, April 4, 2019. 3:00pm - 4:30pm. 3310 Torgersen

Funding Institutional

Funding Institutional allows researchers to search for grant opportunities and provides historical data about awards and related publications. This data can be used to select opportunities that are the best fit and tailor proposals based on past success. Additionally, users can track award trends, find potential collaborators, and improve their understanding of the competitive landscape. Searches can be narrowed down by location, special interest (limited submission, amount greater than $1 million, deadline within three months, multidisciplinary, or foundation or private sponsor) and/or by subject area. It includes information on more than 11,000 funding bodies and more than 24,000 active opportunities.

Funding Institutional for OVPR

Thursday, April 4, 2019. 10:30am - 11:30am. 1045 Pamplin. Join via Zoom.

Funding Institutional for faculty and researchers

Thursday, April 4, 2019. 9:00am - 10:00am. 1045 Pamplin. Join via Zoom.

Funding Institutional for librarians

Thursday, April 4, 2019. 1:30pm - 2:30pm. 1045 Pamplin. Join via Zoom.

Benefits of Scopus , SciVal and Funding Institutional

Benefits of Scopus , SciVal and Funding Institutional for administrators

This session will cover the benefits and features of Scopus, SciVal, and Funding Institutional on a macro level for the university. It is intended to introduce university leadership to these products, but will be useful for anyone interested in how the products are distinct and how they work together.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019. 12:30pm - 1:30pm. 2420 North End Center
Repeats Thursday, April 4, 2019. Noon - 1:00pm. 1045 Pamplin
​Repeats Friday, April 5, 2019. 9:00am - 10:00am. 207A Newman Library

Scopus, SciVal, and Funding Institutional Panel Discussion

This session will provide an opportunity to discuss benefits and features of Scopus, SciVal, and Funding Institutional for the university, as well as plans for future training, workshops, and onsite events. It is geared towards university leadership and administrators.

Friday, April 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am. 207A Newman Library