Collaboration & Research Partners

Elsevier Labs participates in research partnerships, consortia, and other collaborations with teams representing a variety of organizations. The resulting projects and the work that goes into them is an integral part of sharing and learning new technologies while helping foster networks.

THOR is a 30 month project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. It will establish seamless integration between articles, data, and researchers across the research lifecycle. This will create a wealth of open resources and foster a sustainable international e-infrastructure

Data2Semantics aims to provide essential semantic infrastructure for bringing e-Science to the next level. A core task for scientific publishers is to speed up scientific progress by improving the availability of scientific knowledge. This holds both for dissemination of results through traditional publications, as well as through the publication of scientific data.

Linked Data for Professional Educators (LD4PE) is developing a Web-based Linked Data Exploratorium to support discovery of learning resources available online by open educational resource (OER) and commercial providers. The Exploratorium will host competency framework for Linked Data that supports indexing learning resources according to the specific competencies, skills, and knowledge they address. 

ScienceIE at SemEval-2017: Elsevier is a content and resource contributor for the ScienceIE: Machine Reading for Scientists, which includes a task in the International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation 2017. SemEval 2017 Task 10 - Extracting Keyphrases and Relations from Scientific Publications - includes three subtasks: Identification of keyphrases, Classification of identified keyphrases, and Extraction of relationships between two identified keyphrases. The challenge uses a corpus of 500 journal articles built from ScienceDirect open access publications.

Elsevier and HighCharts collaborated to make the SVG and Javascript Web chart library more accessible to people who have visual impairments and use screen readers.  The team presented this work at CSUN 2016, the largest accessibility conference.  Read more about version 5 which includes the accessibility module.  View the chart demo showing example Pie, Line, Complex, Map and Stock plots.   We challenged ourselves to push the limits of SVG accessibility using ARIA (Accessibility of Rich Internet Applications) and tested our concept out with people who were blind and used screen readers.  HighCharts showcases how to use the new accessibility module here.


The DIAGRAM Center is a research and development center whose goal is to dramatically change the way digital content for Accessible Educational Materials is produced and accessed, so that students with disabilities are provided equal access to the general education curriculum, especially science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Mission is to Build New Paths to Accessible Education through Technology. Elsevier participates in the DIAGRAM Center General Advisory Committee, the Technical Advisory Committees such as the Math in EPUB subgroup, and the Strategic Planning Meetings.