Spotlight on Washington University from SciVal: Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS)

Acknowledging your funding support on publications is a key component of responsible conduct of research but it is also a great tool to use when tracking the impact of your work. Centers and core facilities on campus work with multiple investigators; tracking funding awards can be crucial for getting accurate publication counts and insights to help you convey the impact of your research.

Let’s take the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) as an example.

ICTS is funded by a group of NIH awards and we can search PubMed and Scopus to identify publications that have acknowledged these awards.

We can then import this set of publications into SciVal using lists of PMIDs, DOIs, or EIDs (internal document identifier used by Scopus). Sets can be as large as 20,000 publications.

Using the ICTS publication set in SciVal we can tell:

pie graph384 publications in 2016 acknowledge one or more ICTS award.

These publications have already been cited over 2,641 times.

That’s an average of 6.9 cites per publication.

22.7% of the publications were co-authored with an institution outside of the U.S. The top countries ICTS authors collaborated with include Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia.

The top 10 institutions in the U.S. that have collaborated on these publications include:

  • Harvard University
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Columbia University
  • University of Washington
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of California at San Francisco
  • University of Michigan

Interested in using SciVal for tracking the impact of publications that cite your grant funding support? Contact Cathy Sarli or Amy Suiter. We can prepare a SciVal report for you or your center.

Are you interested in learning more about SciVal? Attend an upcoming training from Becker Medical Library staff.

SciVal Class
Thursday, March 29, 2018
12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Farrell Learning and Teaching Center: Room 213

Do you need to prepare a tenure dossier for review or a report on departmental performance?  If so, SciVal is a resource that can be used to analyze the research performance of individuals, research groups, and other entities. The training session will review the following:

  • Brief introduction to SciVal
  • Modules in SciVal (Overview, Collaboration, Trends and Benchmarking)
  • Using Scopus data for SciVal reports

SciVal Registration Link