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Research Evidence for Grants and Promotion

A 'how to' guide on information and tools for capturing evidence of, and describing, research outputs.

International Collaboration

SciVal allows a researcher to demonstrate through data and visualisation methods the collaboration they have had with other authors at their institution, as well as nationally and internationally.

Example statement

"35% of my publications have co-authors from international institutions across the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Japan and New Zealand." (source: SciVal, 21 May)

How to find International collaboration in SciVal

  1. Go to SciVal
  2. Access the Overview Module
  3. Define a researcher
  4. Select the Collaboration Tab
  5. From the table, note the percentage for International collaboration
  6. Click on the number of publications under Scholarly output
  7. From the results, expand the ‘Countries & regions’ tab to view collaborating countries
  8. Additionally, select 'Top collaborating institutions' to view the name of institutions of the co-authors



Note: The Overview Module will report on the previous five years, the Benchmarking Module can report from 1996 onwards.

Finding collaborators

Demonstrating research collaboration can be beneficial for:

  • applying for an academic position or promotion
  • submitting a research grant application
  • increasing your research engagement and impact
  • increasing your research profile

If trying to locate researchers in your field in which to collaborate on a grant application then discover how the SciVal database can support you. SciVal enables researchers to locate others researching in the same field, for potential collaboration.

Instructions about Research Collaboration and Finding collaborators are available on the library guide for Strategic publishing.