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Research Development Essential Skills: Performing Competitive Research Intelligence Using Research Analytics and Funding Tools

Are you interested in learning about research competencies and trends both at Virginia Tech and globally? 

Are you looking for potential collaborators, competitors, or even recruits? 

In this online course, researchers will be introduced to Elsevier's Scival, Dimensions, and Funding Institutional.

Scival is a web-based analytics tool that allows users to evaluate research landscapes and includes 20,000 research institutions globally. Dimensions, a similar tool, includes patents, datasets, and policy documents.  Funding Institutional, a tool most often used to track funding opportunities, also allows for searching who's awarded in topics of interest to you or your unit.  In this session, we will cover the following topics:

  • Navigating tool interfaces
  • Discover research competencies and trends by topic or category
  • Discover potential collaborators, competitors, or potential recruits
  • Understand Field Weighted Citation Impact and Prominence Percentile
  • Discover past awards by subject, keyword, funder, and advanced searching

Research Development Essential Skills: Performing Competitive Research Intelligence Using Research Analytics and Funding Tool

Oct. 26 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Guest Speaker

Connie Stovall

Director, Research Impact and Intelligence

University Libraries

As director for research impact and intelligence, Connie collaborates with campus stakeholders to translate information to insights. 

Her team has taken traditional services of researching, compiling, and delivering information and adapted and transformed services to include intelligence, benchmarking, and analytics. Doing so allows more active participation in supporting Virginia Tech’s strategic research directions.

About this series 

In January 2021, the Office of Research and Innovation launched its Research Development Series to help faculty in their journey to increase the scope and impact of their research, creativity, and innovation portfolio. With events focused on different facets of sponsored research, from sponsor-specific perspectives to how to work with partners, this  series is intended to answer researchers' biggest questions and enlighten scholars at every step in their career.

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