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Acquisition expands Thomson Reuters scholarly-research analytics

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The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has acquired German-based AVEDAS, which develops and implements current research information systems. AVEDAS will be integrated into the Scientific and Scholarly Research unit of Thomson Reuters.

AVEDAS’ research information system, CONVERIS 5, supports universities, research institutions and funding agencies in collecting and managing data across the research life cycle. CONVERIS is said to complement the Thomson Reuters InCites solution, the company’s research-analytics platform for scholarly benchmarking and analysis, and will become part of that offering. 

'The global research environment is constantly evolving, becoming more collaborative, competitive and complex,' said Gordon Macomber, managing director of Thomson Reuters Scholarly and Scientific Research. 'Research analytics are essential for funders, institutions and tech-transfer partners to understand internal and external performance rankings, comparisons, benchmarks, structural roadmaps and predictive metrics. AVEDAS’ CONVERIS solution, in conjunction with the next generation InCites, will allow Thomson Reuters to provide customers with the most comprehensive and robust resource for streamlining research management workflow and ensuring decisions are informed by the best analytics available.'

AVEDAS was founded in 2005 and has several research management insight modules in CONVERIS. These include graduate student management, pre-and-post award management, research analytics, publications management and data integration.