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6. Measure Impact: SciVal

What is SciVal?

What is SciVal?

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

Scopus is the data source used in SciVal.

SciVal consists of five modules:

  • Overview: presents high-level pre-defined analyses of the research performance of UC in relation to other institutions, countries and groups of researchers.
  • Benchmarking: create your groups based on institutions, researchers, publications, countries or research areas to benchmark research performance using a variety of metrics, including the metrics in this LibGuide.
  • Collaboration: identify and analyze existing and potential collaboration opportunities, and see who others are collaborating with.
  • Trends: analyze research areas to find current scientific trends and spot growing or declining topics in a field, collaboration opportunities and rising stars.
  • Reporting: customise reports for specific purposes.


Groups of UC researchers have been created within SciVal that will be useful for you to benchmark your research. The groups include each of the following:

  • each Faculty
  • each School (with more than 5 researchers publishing in Scopus indexed journals)
  • each Research Centre


Helpful Recordings




How to Create a Research Report in SciVal

Workshop Recordings

Couldn't make it to one of the workshops? No problem! We've recordings of the sessions available online:



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Kiera Tauro
Subjects: Education, Research

Using SciVal for the first time

You will need to either have a Scopus/Elsevier account already, or if not, create one. When you click on the above link, you should be prompted to login using your normal Canterbury credentials. You will then see this screen:

Type in your email here. Do not click 'Sign in with your institution.'

You will see one of two screens:


If you see the first screen, please create a new account and then you'll be all set to go.

If you see the second, it means you already have an Elsevier account. If you remember your password, great, just sign in! If you don't, click the forgot password button. The email will likely go to your spam emails (and likely not the one in Outlook, you'll have to go to the old PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway login  and find it there. After that, you should be able to change your password and log in.