Elsevier's Pure Launches New Modules to Make Grant Administration More Efficient and Help Institutions Reach Performance

    Elsevier's Pure Launches New Modules to Make Grant Administration More
          Efficient and Help Institutions Reach Performance Targets

  PR Newswire

  AMSTERDAM, July 8, 2013

AMSTERDAM, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, has announced the launch of two new modules
in Pure , Elsevier's research information management system. These modules
are: Award Management and Research Intelligence.

Pure, one of the latest additions to Elsevier's SciVal research management
tools, aggregates an institution's research and faculty information and
provides customized reports for research administrators, researchers and
librarians. The system facilitates an evidence-based approach to making
business decisions, setting research strategy and performing assessment
exercises.

With the Award Management module in Pure, users are now able to track funding
opportunities, structure the grant application process and provide an overview
of awarded grants and related projects. The Research Intelligence module
complements this by allowing users to set departmental targets and display
these and other customized metrics, such as Snowball Metrics , on dashboards
that can be easily shared with members of their organization. Together these
modules help Pure extend its coverage across the research management life
cycle, enabling the entire institution to more successfully track and manage
their research effectiveness.

"We've developed these modules in close collaboration with our European user
groups, including more than 20 influential UK universities," says Thomas
Jorgensen, Director of Product Management at Elsevier. "These capabilities
will significantly simplify the usually arduous procedures of pre- and post
award management and make the processes transparent. These enhancements will
make our clients more efficient, and help guide them through the complex
logistics of grant administration."

"Pure frees up time for the research administration office and helps the
different departments throughout the research institution with the grant
management process and record the successes of the research performed," said
Nick Fowler, Elsevier's Managing Director of A&G Institutional Markets. "The
institution and its departments will be in a position to provide more
information around the impact of their research and thereby improve their
prospects for future funding opportunities."

About Elsevier's SciVal suite

Designed to support the many stages of the research planning cycle, Elsevier's
SciVal® suite of solutions provides information about research performance,
funding and expertise to enable informed decision-making and drive successful
outcomes. Serving research institutions, funding agencies and policy bodies,
SciVal delivers objective analytical capabilities that can enhance the
performance of individuals, teams and organizations. SciVal integrates
institutional and external data sources with information from Elsevier's
Scopus®, the standard for bibliometric research tools, to offer trusted
solutions including SciVal Experts, SciVal Funding, SciVal Spotlight, SciVal
Strata, SciVal Analytics and Pure. http://www.info.scival.com

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions
include ScienceDirect , Scopus , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite ,
which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the
SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review , which help research and health care
institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc , a world leading
provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than
30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier
Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed
Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York
Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam:
REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

Media contact Christopher James Elsevier +31-20-485-3243 cd.james@elsevier.com