Research Toolbox

This section contains tools to help Houston Methodist investigators and affiliates in their global collaboration network find the necessary expertise and skills to complete their research team needs, develop conferences and seminars, publish articles and identify and apply for funding opportunities.
Houston Methodist Scholars

Houston Methodist Scholars is our network of faculty profiles, powered by Elsevier Pure. It aggregates the organization's research information from internal and external sources. Scholars provides our faculty with access to a global network of collaborators and subject matter experts, and information about their publication record and key areas of expertise. 

Scopus Abstract and Citation Database

Our investigators have access to Scopus, a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature that delivers a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology and medicine and provides smart tools you can use to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus brings you more than 22,000 titles (from 5,000 publishers), more than 6 million conference papers, cross-searches of more than 25 million patents, 54 million records (going as far back as 1823) and sophisticated search, discover and analysis tools.

ISI Web of Knowledge

Through the ISI Web of Knowledge™, our faculty have access to  Journal Citation reports and the Web of Science citation database- which provides access to the 12,000 journals and over 160,000 conference proceedings in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

SciVal Funding

Houston Methodist researchers have access to SciVal Funding, a large funding opportunity database that covers grants from around the world, totaling more than 8,000 international sponsors with more than 20,000 active funding opportunities and more than 5 million awarded grants. Using this tool can help you identify interest areas and assess the funding landscape so you can maximize the competitiveness of your proposal. Sign in and link to your Scopus profile to get tailored alerts about funding opportunities you qualify for and match your research interests.


Houston Methodist faculty and staff have access to EndNote for bibliography management. To request installation on your device, contact the IT Help Desk. 

Collaboration Concierge

The Houston Methodist collaboration concierge service is a single point of contact for clinicians and investigators trying to navigate through the extensive resources and wealth of expertise available at Houston Methodist; this service can help if you are looking for specific core facilities, equipment, services, information, administrative support or subject matter experts. For more information, contact us at 713.441.9187 or

Conference, Seminar and Course Planning Services

The events services core offers fee-for-service, temporary expert help for planning conferences, seminars and courses. We can handle anything from finding space and catering, producing brochures and websites, and facilitating offering CME credit to arranging audiovisual support and online paid registration.

Publication and Grant Writing Resources

Houston Methodist offers complimentary support for large cooperative and center grant applications. Contact for more information on these services. Technical writing and editorial support for publications and grant applications is available as a fee-for service from the BioScience Writers on-site office at Houston Methodist. Visit for more information.