BEIJING, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Optimizing governance and management of science and technology funding in China through access to Scopus and SciVal
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services today announced its official collaboration with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the central governing body for science and technology funding in China.
With an official memorandum of understanding (MoU) in place, Elsevier will undertake to provide services to NSFC to help the organization optimize the utilization and disbursement of research funds for projects. This includes:
- Complementary access to Scopus - the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature - restricted to NSFC employees, evaluation experts, fund applicants and selected NSFC funded research institutions. This allows the Scopus database to be more broadly available to the academic community.
- Application program interface (API) or web services interface that is necessary for the successful integration of Scopus with NSFC's system to discover, extract, verify and analyse data for supporting objective funding evaluation.
- A limited-period product trial of Elsevier's SciVal research intelligence tools for the effective and efficient management of NSFC-subsidized projects.
"NSFC is exploring a more objective data and analytical tools to analyse, investigate and improve the process of fund management," said Ruiping Gao, NSFC Vice President.
Elsevier's Managing Director of Academic and Government Institutional Markets, Nick Fowler said, "Elsevier is pleased to support NSFC in analysing and evaluating where and how research funds should be allocated using Scopus data, SciVal's research intelligence tools, and Elsevier's expertise."
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About National Natural Science Foundation of China
The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) is an organization directly affiliated to the State Council for the management of the National Natural Science Fund. Founded in February 1986 with the approval of the State Council, NSFC is an institution that oversees the management of the National Natural Science Fund for the promotion and financing of both basic and applied research in China (http://www.nsfc.gov.cn/Portal0/default166.htm).
Scopus, the largest 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 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities. Scopus was designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians internationally; and features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and interoperability with applications such as reference management software.
About Elsevier's SciVal
Built on Elsevier's 130-year heritage in the world of research, SciVal helps institutions make more informed decisions to drive research outcomes. Serving research institutions, funders and policy makers, our objective data and trusted solutions enable organizations to build their portfolios, optimize funding flows, assemble collaborative partnerships and manage research activities. Elsevier integrates institutional and external data sources with information from Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database, to provide innovative solutions including Pure, SciVal Experts, SciVal Funding, SciVal Spotlight, SciVal Strata and SciVal Analytics..
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