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SciVal Funding

The University uses SciVal Funding as its major searchable funding opportunity database. SciVal Funding is available to all investigators at the University of Utah. Investigators may search for funding opportunities directly or, if you are finding it challenging to locate relevant funding sources, you may request assistance from your Sponsored Projects Officer.

We offer in-person training through the Research Administration Training Series on how to use these funding databases. If you would like to arrange a custom training for your department or group, please contact Kathy Christiansen.

For a self-guided training, you can also access several quick-tour SciVal training videos by going through the following steps: 

  1. Go to MediaCORE 
  2. Select the University of Utah link
  3. Enter your CIS uNID and Password
  4. From the menu on the left select 'Search'
  5. In the search field enter 'scival' and hit 'enter 'or 'search'
  6. In the results you will see the 4 SciVal videos:
    1. Registering with SciVal
    2. SciVal Sponsor Searches
    3. SciVal Basic Funding Search
    4. SciVal Award Searches
  7. Click on the link to download the video

If you are not able to access the system for some reason please call 5-5959 or email

Upon request, we can perform a custom search targeted to a general investigative field or a specific project idea and also provide you with training in how to most effectively use the University's databases. To get started with your custom funding search, contact your Sponsored Projects Officer and provide:

  1. A brief abstract detailing the nature of your project;
  2. A timeframe for when you need the funding;
  3. How much funding you need;
  4. Specifics that would be important to know; and
  5. Focused and concise keywords, so that we can best match your research plans with available funding opportunities.

Within 5 business days of your request, OSP will contact you to discuss available opportunities.


Expertise Profiling & Research Networking

PURE (previously SciVal Experts)

PURE Research Profiles is an expertise profiling and research networking tool that makes it easier for researchers and administrators to find expertise and enable collaboration within the University and across institutions by creating profiles for our funded faculty members. Pre-populated with publication histories from the Scopus abstract and citation database, this data is manually reviewed to ensure our researcher's profiles are precise and up-to-date. PURE also produces a visual semantic index, or Fingerprint, of relevant concepts that instantly reveals each researcher's distinctive expertise, and uses this information to expose valuable connections between faculty members.

PURE Research Profiles enables you to:

  • Browse profiles or search by concept, last name or free text to identify collaborators for grant teams, learn about new journals in their field and discover articles to read
  • View researchers' Fingerprints, publication histories and co-author networks to explore their unique expertise as well as their connections to other faculty members and institutions
  • Track and update your profile information to keep your publication histories current and visible
  • Expand your research reach by searching across the PURE Community that connects users to research across PURE institutions, and the DIRECT2 experts network that links users to researchers at organizations with other profile systems

PURE can also help administrators assist researchers connect with other experts to form multidisciplinary teams, introduce new faculty members to potential collaborators and access up-to-date publication lists by researcher and department. Students can use PURE to find mentors, discover articles to read and explore research areas.

User Guide (pdf)

Topics include:

  • The SciVal Experts Interface
  • Navigating your profile
  • Updating your publications
  • Finding experts in a specific concept
  • Identifying similar experts
  • Learning about research activities
  • Finding the right researchers for a funding opportunity
  • Navigating your co-author network
  • Finding experts outside the University
  • Managing recommendations

Part I: How do I navigate my profile?

Learn how to search by last name, access your list of publications and review your unique research Fingerprint.

Easily identify collaborators or mentors within your institituion by searching by concept of interest.

Identify experts within your institution who focus on related research by using the Similar Experts feature.

 

Learn about an author's publication history with just a few steps.

Find potential collaborators for a funding opportunity by conducting a full text search.

Additional User Guidance

If you have a profile and need help with any of the following topics, please see the PURE Research Profiles UserGuide.

  • The SciVal Experts interface
  • Navigating your profile
  • Updating your publications
  • Finding experts in a specific concept
  • Identifying similar experts
  • Learning about research activities
  • Finding the right researchers for a funding opportunity
  • Navigating your co-author network
  • Finding experts outside the University
  • Managing funding recommendations

Research Calendar

Informative Links

About GDS

Phases of Research Development

Grant Readiness Assessment Tool

 

Last Updated: 9/27/16