SciVal Experts: Finding Research Expertise at NAU and across Arizona’s Higher Education Expertise
The Arizona research community now has access to SciVal Experts, an online research database that is expected to facilitate collaboration across the three public Arizona universities and between the three universities and the private sector. The NAU-specific (http://www.experts.scival.com/nau/) and tri-university (http://www.experts.scival.com/aus/) research catalogs were funded by the Arizona Board of Regents and the Arizona Commerce Authority.
SciVal Experts mines data from the Scopus dataset to present a variety of publishing trends across the Arizona university system, colleges, departments, or research centers and institutions. Each expert profile provides information about the researcher’s recent publications, most frequent coauthors, and preferred journals for publications. In addition to browsing by department or institution, interested parties can search the user-friendly database for relevant researcher profiles by concept, last name, or free text (i.e., abstracts of journals, book chapters, or funding announcements).
Anyone with an internet connection can use SciVal Experts to access the information across all three state universities.
Because of the limited number of ‘slots’ to be shared between the three universities, not all NAU faculty are included in SciVal at this time. However, NAU faculty with existing profiles are encouraged to create accounts in order to update their expert profiles with relevant information (such as research interests and CVs) to increase the efficiency of the system.
If you have questions about SciVal Experts or profile eligibility, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at (928) 523-4340.