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 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 Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of a 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 aggregates researcher information to provide an accurate picture of the academic that can be accurately managed and maintained.”

“Pure was excellent for managing compliance with REF 2014 requirements.”

“Highly performant search engine-optimised profiles. Reduced duplication and improved data accuracy. Better analytics on research outputs and journals.”

“The data model is very good, as is the control to govern synchronisations and visibility of data.”

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)

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier’s Pure that the surveyed organization 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
  • Uses the following data sources in Pure:
    • HR data (e.g. Departmental structures, researcher CVs, etc.)
    • Finance data related to grants and awards
    • Prizes and other esteem measures
    • 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
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • Pure saves time and effort: Agree
    • Pure provides them with new insights they wouldn’t otherwise have: Strongly agree
    • Pure organizes multiple data sources on campus and makes advanced reporting and analytics possible: 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 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 Customer Testimonial

At the moment we are using Pure primarily for its repository functionality and to compile and deliver information for the next REF exercise in the UK, scheduled for 2021.

Librarian, Educational Institution

Elsevier's Pure Customer Testimonial

Describe a situation, problem or project in which you benefited from using Pure.

A great advantage was the link between SciVal and Pure for internal assessments.

Thibaut Lery, Department Head, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

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%


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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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