SciVal: How do you compare? Benchmarking and Collaboration (Online)
Duration Online
Team UoN Libraries

Course aims

This online webinar (delivered via Microsoft Teams) will introduce the Benchmarking and Collaboration module of SciVal.

Target audience

Researchers or research enabling staff who have some experience with SciVal or have previously attended the ‘Introduction to SciVal’ course.


This session will introduce the Benchmarking and Collaboration module of SciVal. Using benchmarking allows you to compare the research performance of an entity (researcher(s), institution(s), countries etc.) of interest to others. The Collaboration module is useful to identify which institutions are collaborating, this information can be used to scope new potential partnerships on a subject-specific scale. 

Participants in the class will learn how to navigate the Benchmarking and Collaboration modules, then learn how to interpret and extract data using some planned case studies.

Learning outcomes

  • Know how to navigate the SciVal Benchmarking and Collaboration module  
  • Learn how to construct a benchmarking comparative analysis and interpret results 
  • Understand how to view collaboration amongst entities and filter data 
  • Learn how to save searches and export data from SciVal for local use  
  • Appreciate the limitations of SciVal metrics and understand how to use metrics responsibly 


The following list shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course.

  • Access MS Teams
  • Attend the course at the specified date and time
  • Use MS Teams chat box function
  • Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
  • Follow presentation slides during the course

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at


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