BEIJING, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Optimizing governance and management of science and technology funding in
China through access to Scopus and SciVal
Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], 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 [http://www.nsfc.gov.cn/Portal0/default166.htm ] (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).