VT-ARC is a non-profit, Virginia Tech affiliated corporation that possesses capabilities and expertise in supporting research, technology forecasting, strategy, engineering, and test and evaluation for both government and industry. Underpinning each of VT-ARC’s programs is a data-driven, analytical approach using data mining and machine learning techniques to provide clients with options and insights beyond their normal methods.

The Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) is excited to announce its partnership with Elsevier, a global information and analytics business specialized in science and health, to expand its data and analytics capabilities in support of clients performing a broad range of activities related to advancing science, technology, and research.

Karen Cheng, VT-ARC’s Information Sciences and Analytics Director stated, “After an exhaustive evaluation of numerous scientific research-related databases, we determined that the Scopus database provides the richest content to best support our data analytics capability and machine learning approaches to enable high quality results for our clients. We are impressed with the enthusiasm and support of the Scopus team from Elsevier and believe they align very well with our corporation.”

“Through the multiyear partnership between Elsevier and VT-ARC, we are delighted to help research organizations, government and industry to measure, benchmark, and track research performance. Experts, consultants, developers, and data scientists at VT-ARC can help their stakeholders across the world, make more confident decisions – for example in evaluating collaborative partnerships and discovering relevant cross-disciplinary areas of research” said Maxim Khan, VP Scopus Product Management at Elsevier.

Elsevier’s Scopus database is a source-neutral abstract and citation database, curated by independent subject matter experts. It generates precise citation search results and researcher profiles that are automatically updated, creating richer connections between people, published ideas, and institutions. Scopus is considered a gold standard database for research assessment and evaluation purposes by 5,000 customers worldwide. This includes 150+ leading research organizations such as Times Higher Education, the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the globe. With the inclusion of Scopus as one of the databases and tools employed, VT-ARC anticipates improved quality in the analytics we provide to clients related to research published, citations, technology experts, and technology forecasting. The inclusion of Scopus and Scopus APIs will also enhance VT-ARC’s current capabilities in creating powerful and interactive data visualizations using quality data to meet current and prospective client needs.