— New collaboration marks the first time Converis research management system is used across a network of institutions in Germany to advance global research impact
KARLSRUHE, Germany, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration with a consortium of six Hessen universities and universities of applied science (HeFIS) to streamline its institutions’ scholarly information management and workflow. The initiative utilizes Thomson Reuters Converis, a comprehensive research management system providing pre-and-post-award and open-access-repository management to support the entire spectrum of the research lifecycle.
This strategic relationship between Thomson Reuters and the HeFIS, supported by The Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts (HMWK), will provide the six consortium universities with a holistic view of their research activity so they may make better informed decisions that drive the future success of their research strategy, associated activity and programs. HeFIS, the first university consortium in Germany to implement Converis, is managed by the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) and comprises Philipps University Marburg, the University of Kassel, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Geisenheim University and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen – University of Applied Sciences.
Converis supports universities, research institutions and funding agencies in collecting and managing data throughout the research workflow with several highly-configurable insight modules, including pre-and-post-award management, publications management, graduate student management, intellectual property portfolio management, data integration, and research analytics. It collects and curates digital output and streamlines communication between researchers and administrators throughout the research lifecycle.
"We are proud to be Germany’s first university consortium to collaborate with Thomson Reuters to advance the efficacy and global impact of our scientific research with a management support system that will provide a comprehensive view of our efforts," said Peter Winker, professor of statistics and econometrics and vice president of scientific infrastructure at Justus Liebig University Giessen. "Implementing a unified platform throughout the Hessian universities is a strategic investment in the infrastructure of our research information system."
Converis complements and integrates with InCites™, the leading web-based research analytics platform enabling institutions to measure research output and impact, monitor trends and support reporting about research activities at all levels. Designed to meet the needs of research institutions around the globe, the Thomson Reuters Research Analytics suite delivers powerful solutions for connecting investment to impact.
"As one of Germany’s academic leaders, the Hessen University Consortium recognizes the importance of accurate and precise assessment, evaluation and benchmarking as the research workflow evolves and competition increases," said Gordon Macomber, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP & Science. "We are pleased to work with this network to enable its stakeholders to make informed decisions for competitive advantage and to improve the global impact of its research efforts."
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