(3 June 2019) Information analytics business Elsevier, and Netelabs, a research unit within Net ESolutions Corporation (NETE), have signed an agreement to partner in codeveloping new tools for research evaluation. Through the collaboration, data, digital design and product development from both organizations will be combined into larger and improved information systems supporting researchers, institutions, funders and policymakers.
The driving project for this ambitious partnership is ERNIE (Enhanced Research Network Informatics Environment), a knowledge platform focused on using multidimensional research metadata to document research accomplishments, influence and impact. ERNIE incorporates principles and tools of data science, network analysis and cloud computing to enable large scale studies in research evaluation. ERNIE is presently supported by Phase II of a Fast Track SBIR Award from the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse. Elsevier has committed additional resources to the project.
Going forward, ERNIE will be developed using Elsevier’s Scopus data and Elsevier sister company LexisNexis’ IP Data Direct patent data as its backbone.
The full press release is here.