Scopus chosen to track european researchers
Elsevier, has announced that the European Research Council (ERC) has selected its SciVerse Scopus database to assist in the tracking and awarding of funding opportunities for researchers throughout the world.
The ERC is the European funding body managing the ‘Ideas Programme’ of the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme.
Over the next four years, the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) will use the data provided by SciVerse Scopus in combination with a Current Research Information System, to track the success of the projects funded by the ERC in terms of publications and citations.
Information provided by SciVerse Scopus will also help the ERC to fund research based on scientific excellence and, in the long term, to substantially strengthen and shape the European research system.
Set up in 2007 by the EU, the European Research Council (ERC) is the first pan-European funding organisation for frontier research. It aims to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by supporting the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age. It funds both senior research leaders (“ERC Advanced Grants”) and younger, early-career top researchers (“ERC Starting Grants”).