SciVal offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 7,500 research institutions and 220 nationals worldwide. Researchers can use SciVal to track and visualize an individual's research performance for assessment & funding purposes, benchmark an individual relative to peers, compare groups of individuals, track collaboration patterns & find new potential collaborators, analyze research trends and produce reports on analyses.
The default SciVal displays author and institutional metrics using institutional information as listed in the publication.
There are currently 5 modules in SciVal:
The SciVal default view shows data from all institutions and groups whose works have been published in Scopus.
1. Select institution - click on the Institution and Groups heading on the left
2. Select dates - several pre-set date ranges to search
3. Select classification code - generally opt for
4. Select a Module
5. Each Module will provide different options, such as:
The intention of the ECU institutional hierarchy in SciVal is to allow reporting at the level of the organisational unit. For analyses made at the level of a School, Centre, or Institute, all of a staff member’s publications will be included in the assessment, not just those affiliated with ECU.
1. Once logged on to SciVal, go to the MySciVal tab.
2. To find the ECU Hierarchy for the School
2. To find the ECU Hierarchy for a Researcher or to create a group of ECU researchers
3. Search for your name or click on ECU > then Your School/Centre > then select your Name by checking the box next to your name
4. Next click on the icon to add your name to the researchers name panel. Example as below
5. Once a name has been "added" it will appear under the "Researchers and Groups" in various SciVal modules.
6. Check the button to select the name. Once selected, the selected researcher's research performance profile will be displayed.
The Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) is the ratio of citations received relative to the expected world average for the subject field, publication type and publication year. This metric is available in the SciVal database.
Edith Cowan University has worked with Elsevier to add its institutional hierarchy into SciVal.
This document showcases how this additional feature of SciVal allows users to benchmark ECU’s research performance for individual Schools, Research Institutes, and Research Centres.
Availability of the hierarchy structure in SciVal
The ECU hierarchy can be viewed only in the “Overview” or “Benchmarking” modules within the SciVal interface.
Details of the staff included in the institutional hierarchy
The intention of creating the ECU institutional hierarchy in SciVal is to allow reporting at the level of an organisational unit. Each School, Research Centre or Research Institute is comprised of the group of researchers assigned to or affiliated with that unit, and includes all research publications by these researchers irrespective of institutional affiliation. If an analysis at the School, Research Centre or Research Institute level needs to be restricted only to publications affiliated with ECU, it is important to remember to apply the ‘home institution filter’.
As part of creating and updating the institutional hierarchy in 2017, Elsevier undertook profile ‘cleaning’, such as identifying duplicate profiles. Although some profile ‘cleaning’ activities were undertaken by the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) prior to the launch of the latest update to the hierarchy in October 2018, it is the responsibility of the individual researcher to maintain their Scopus profile.
Adjunct staff members were not included in ECU’s organisational hierarchy within SciVal because they generally have an association with another institution.
For staff to be included in the institutional hierarchy in SciVal they need to be
How was the institutional hierarchy created in SciVal?
ORI compiles the list of staff associated with each School, Research Centre and Research Institute. The organisational structure created within SciVal represents a snapshot of the staff composition at a point in time, but it is recognised that the staff membership within each organisational unit is dynamic. Staff can belong to more than one organisational unit, and this is reflected in the hierarchy within SciVal e.g. an individual researcher can be listed within a School and a Research Centre/Institute.
The initial setup of the ECU organisational structure drew on data collected in late 2016. The latest update to the ECU institutional hierarchy was completed in September 2018 by drawing on HR data as well as from consultation with Research Institutes and Research Centres. For any questions regarding the included researchers and/or the structure, please liaise with ORI.
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In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Nyoongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.