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 Pure Case Study

Monash University

Introduction

This case study of Monash University is based on an August 2017 survey of Elsevier Pure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The level of implementation support was great. The focus was on legacy data migration for go live and much of the work in preparation for go-live was on data migrations and integration with our identity management.”

“The Pure user groups have been a great way for us to network and share ideas and solutions to various challenged faced.”

“The Pure Portal has enabled us to have a uniformed approach to showcasing across the whole campus. Previously, various Departments and Faculties would try to do their own websites which resulted in a disjointed view of the institute. All the functionality within Pure for presenting our research activities and benchmarking are bonuses.”

Challenges

Monash University looked at several vendors, but eventually chose Pure because of it’s highly structured data module.

  • Pure’s data module simplifies the process of connecting existing data with Pure during the implementation process
  • Monash could easily work with software updates without worrying about data loss or software compatibility
  • Pure’s data model allows Monash University to get the answers they need quickly through advanced reporting

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Pure that Monash University uses:

  • The ability to showcase their institution’s research output & collaboration network in the Pure Portal
  • The integration with external data sources & existing systems (e.g. Scopus, Web of Science, their HR system, their finance system)
  • The ability to export curated / structured data to other university systems including business intelligence tools
  • The flexible advanced reporting tools

Results

After using Pure for over 2 years, Monash University feels that:

  • Pure has strong open access monitoring & compliance features that make their job easier
  • Pure simplifies faculty & academic activity reporting
  • Pure provides a comprehensive platform to more efficiently promote research achievements
  • Pure & the Pure Portal make it easy for them and their researchers to track current collaborations
  • Pure & the Pure Portal make it easy for them and their researchers to identify potential partners
  • The ability to have fingerprinting tools provide tools for nuanced identification of their researcher’s expertise

Elsevier's Pure Customer Testimonial

What is your favorite feature of Pure?

  • User friendly
  • The possibility to export report data to Excel

Librarian, Educational Institution

Elsevier's Pure Customer Testimonial

How Pure benefits researchers at Queen’s University Belfast:

Reduction in re-entry of data. Easier access to information.

Jonathan Greer, Research Manager, Queen's University Belfast

Elsevier's Pure Customer Research

Educational Institutions in the UK

What do you use Pure for?

To support the REF
83%
To run reports and analytics on research output
79%
To promote your researchers and their expertise to the world
72%
To manage researcher profiles
69%
To do faculty and academic activity reporting
55%

Elsevier's Pure Customer Research

How our customers are using Pure

What do you use Pure for?

To run reports and analytics on research output
83%
To promote your researchers and their expertise to the world
68%
To manage researcher profiles
64%
To do faculty and academic activity reporting
58%
To support a national assessment (e.g. UK REF, Dutch SEP, Australian ERA/HERDC, etc)
49%

Elsevier's Pure Case Study

Aarhus University Library

Introduction

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

“Pure gives visibility to our library and our capabilities in a changing academic world, where researchers have come to rely heavily on Google. It’s a gateway to the researchers and helps us maintain a productive dialog.”

“I deliver roughly 50 internal Pure reports per year, so it’s not so much a specific situation or problem — it’s just the way we do it.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company 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:
    • Researcher CVs
    • A personal collection of resources (e.g. internal spreadsheets)
    • Internet searches

Use Case

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

  • Uses Pure for the following:
    • To run reports and analytics on research output
    • To support a national assessment (e.g. UK REF, Dutch SEP, Australian ERA/HERDC, etc)
    • 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:
    • Automatic feeds from Scopus
    • Automatic feeds from Web of Science

Results

The surveyed company 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
    • Help measure the impact of their institution’s research
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • Pure saves time and effort: 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: Agree


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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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