TechValidate Research on Elsevier Pure

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381 Customers Surveyed

2,545 Data Points Collected

226 Published TechFacts

6 Published Charts

16 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Elsevier's Pure Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on a November 2016 survey of Elsevier’s Pure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Pure has highlighted the research profiles of my university’s researchers.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier’s Pure:

  • Would gather information on their institution’s academic and research output via the following methods if they did not have access to Pure:
    • Use Scopus database

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier’s Pure that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Uses Pure for the following:
    • To promote their researchers and their expertise to the world
  • Uses the following data sources in Pure:
    • Elsevier’s Profile Refinement Services (PRS)/Pre-build researcher profiles
    • Automatic feeds from Scopus

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Elsevier’s Pure:

  • Uses Pure to achieve the following outcomes and objectives for their institution:
    • Help measure the impact of their institution’s research
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • Pure saves time and effort: Strongly agree
    • Pure provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have: Agree
    • Pure organizes multiple data sources on campus and makes advanced reporting and analytics possible: Disagree
    • Pure helps with setting their research management strategy: Agree
    • Pure helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: Disagree
    • Pure helps showcase their institution’s researchers and output to the world: Strongly agree

Elsevier's Pure Case Study

University Of Namur

Introduction

This case study of University of Namur is based on a November 2016 survey of Elsevier’s Pure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Because it is collaborative, Pure has enabled a global effort (but with minimal personal involvement) to show researcher’s results to the world.”

“Each time we have to provide a report to an equipment’s funding supplier, we have to show research outputs created thanks to the equipment. It is now a question of seconds to give an answer to the funder.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier’s Pure:

  • Would gather information on their institution’s academic and research output via the following methods if they did not have access to Pure:
    • A personal collection of resources (e.g. internal spreadsheets)
    • No other method

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier’s Pure that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Uses Pure for the following:
    • To promote their researchers and their expertise to the world
    • To manage researcher profiles
    • To do faculty and academic activity reporting
  • Uses the following data sources in Pure:
    • HR data (e.g. Departmental structures, researcher CVs, etc.)
    • Finance data related to grants and awards
    • Automatic feeds from Scopus

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Elsevier’s Pure:

  • Uses Pure to achieve the following outcomes and objectives for their institution:
    • Save time and effort in compiling data for internal and external reports
    • Provide an evidence-based understanding of research collaboration patterns
    • Is used for research/results promotion
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • Pure saves time and effort: Strongly agree
    • Pure provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have: Agree
    • Pure organizes multiple data sources on campus and makes advanced reporting and analytics possible: Strongly agree
    • Pure helps with setting their research management strategy: Agree
    • Pure helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: Agree
    • Pure helps showcase their institution’s researchers and output to the world: Strongly agree

Elsevier's Pure Customer Research

Which of the following data sources are you using in Pure?

HR data (e.g. Departmental structures, researcher CVs, etc.)
85%
Automatic feeds from Scopus
70%
Prizes and other esteem measures
44%
Finance data related to grants and awards
43%
Automatic feeds from Web of Science®
41%
Elsevier’s Profile Refinement Services (PRS) / Pre-build researcher profiles
23%
Equipment
19%
Courses taught
7%

Elsevier's Pure Customer Testimonial

What is your favorite feature of Pure?

Researcher centric, strong data model, flexible settings.

Elena Lyashenko, IT Professional, Member of the University Support Team, The Ural Federal University, Russia

Elsevier's Pure Customer Research

How would you gather information on your institution’s academic and research output if you did not have access to Pure?

A personal collection of resources (e.g. internal spreadsheets)
56%
Researcher CVs
41%
Internet searches
36%
Anecdotal evidence and examples
14%
I'm not sure I would find this information without access to Pure
14%
Other
44%

Elsevier Pure Customer Testimonial

Describe your interaction with the Pure community

Very positive and an excellent way of networking with people who do a similar job to mine. Elsevier staff are very much engaged and aware of our needs and concerns.

CRIS Manager, Educational Institution



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About Elsevier Pure

Pure aggregates your organization's research information from numerous internal and external sources, and ensures the data that drives your strategic decisions is trusted, comprehensive and accessible in real time. A highly versatile centralized system, Pure enables your organization to build reports, carry out performance assessments, manage researcher profiles, enable research networking and expertise discovery and more, all while reducing administrative burden for researchers, faculty and staff.

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