SciVal & Funding Institutional Quick Guides

Download the full document below for log in instructions, as well as quick instructions on using the basic modules. 

What is SciVal?

SciVal is a research assessment tool that provides data on individuals, institutions, research themes, locations and collaborations. The data is provided by Scopus and ScienceDirect, and covers more than 30 million publications from 1996 through the present.  

What can I do with it?

SciVal is useful for comparing research performance of individuals or institutions, analyzing research trends, creating benchmarking reports and visualizations, or finding someone who is researching in a specific area.

Get an account

1.Visit from the Penn State network, e.g., from your office. (You must be accessing the web from a Penn State IP address to access SciVal.)

2.Click “register now.” (If you do not see the “register now” link, you may not be on the Penn State network.)

3.Add your name and use your Penn State email address. Choose a password unique to SciVal. Click the register button.  (If you receive an error that you already have an account, you may already have a log in for another Elsevier product, such as ScienceDirect. Use the same log in information.)

What is Funding Institutional?

Funding Institutional (Formerly SciVal Funding) provides personalized funding recommendations from more than 11,000 public and private sponsors.

Log in to Funding Institutional 

Please see the guide below for access to Funding Institutional. You must be on a Penn State campus IP address to access FI. If you are physically off-campus, utilize a VPN account to join the PSU network.