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Research Assessment & Impact

This guide provides information about crafting impact statements and using metrics or other evidence to showcase research performance.

What is SciVal?

SciVal database is useful for analysing and benchmarking research performance at the levels of individual researchers, research groups, institutions and countries and is based on Scopus data.

SciVal consists of six modules:

  1. Overview: presents a high-level analysis of the research performance of an entity in relation to other institutions, countries and groups of researchers.
  2. Benchmarking: benchmark research performance using a variety of metrics against institutions, researchers, publications, countries or research areas.
  3. Collaboration: identify and analyse existing and potential collaboration opportunities, and see who others are collaborating with.
  4. Trends: analyse research areas to find current scientific trends and spot growing or declining topics in a field, collaboration opportunities and rising stars.
  5. My SciVal: manage your entities, add tags, download and share.
  6. Reporting: customise reports for specific purposes.

SciVal at JCU

Groups of JCU researchers have been created within SciVal that will be useful for you to benchmark your research. The groups consist of:

  • colleges
  • research centres
  • major discipline areas
  • academic levels for researchers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) and HASS (humanities, arts, social sciences, business, law) disciplines.

JCU researchers are able to request access to relevant JCU SciVal groups.

Access SciVal from the link below:

SciVal guidance

‚ÄčTo get started in SciVal, download and work through the slides in the following file.

As explained above, one of the first things we recommend you do is to send a request for access to the groups at JCU that will be useful for benchmarking your research.

Topics covered in this file are:

  • Accessing SciVal
  • Define a new researcher
  • Define a new research group
  • Check your own profile
  • Export a publications list

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