TechValidate Research on Elsevier Pure

16 Case Studies


Elsevier Pure Case Study

Research Triangle Institute

Introduction

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

“The support we received with Pure implementation was amazing and overwhelming. With excellent technical support from Pure and from our in-house ITS, we were able to import the majority of our publications from two different in-house repositories within a 3 month period. Pure’s team was knowledgeable and responsive. They were also creative and willing to suggest solutions and over time have implemented several changes that our use of the system requires. We’ve had two in-house systems, which are great for customization (especially reporting), but none have the power of Pure for data management and enhancement.”

“The Pure support team is great. The North American User Group meeting is empowering because you know you’re not “alone” in trying to administer this large CRIS (Current Research Information System)."

“Our portal is private but it’s been a great help to showcase internally what our researchers are doing. It’s also been great for growing in-house collaboration (and maybe a little bit of in-house competition!).”

“We were very pleased that implementation took less than 3 months.”

Challenges

What features of Pure made it stand out from competitors?

  • Pure’s structured data model simplifies the process of connecting existing data with Pure during the implementation process
  • The strength of the system means we can easily work with software updates without worrying about data loss or software compatibility
  • Pure is CERIF-compliant & consistent across Pure implementations, making it stronger system
  • Pure is an off-the-shelf system, it allows the Pure Support Team to focus on client training rather than learning each individual system and dealing with one-off concerns

Use Case

What are the key features and functionalities of Pure the Research Triangle Institute uses?

  • The ability to showcase the institution’s research output & collaboration network in the Pure Portal
  • The integration with external data sources & existing systems (e.g. Scopus, Web of Science, the HR system, the finance system)
  • The institutional repository functionalities
  • Ease of entry by users

Results

What benefits has Research Triangle Institute seen from Pure?

  • The ease of use and the clear visibility into researcher output through the Pure Portal has been the biggest benefit
  • Pure has strong open access monitoring & compliance features that make research management 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

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 Pure Case Study

The University of Edinburgh

Introduction

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

“Research Management is a complex and broad environment. The user community and the openness with which they share about how they are using Pure is great. You can find out about things before you go through the pain of trying them for yourself. Also sharing best practices is excellent and engaging, particularly in new releases.”

“The REF module is really good. It supports the process for gathering the information needed for the REF. The new dashboard in the 2020 module are very good.”

Challenges

What features in Pure made the University of Edinburgh select Pure:

  • Pure simplifies the process of connecting existing data with Pure during the implementation process
  • The IT team can easily work with software updates without worrying about data loss or software compatibility

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier Pure that The University of Edinburgh uses:

  • The integration with external data sources & existing systems (e.g. Scopus, Web of Science, their HR system, their finance system)
  • The institutional repository functionalities

Results

The University of Edinburgh achieved the following results with Elsevier Pure:

  • Strong open access monitoring & compliance features made their job easier
  • Pure simplified faculty & academic activity reporting
    • Pure provided a comprehensive platform to more efficiently promote research achievements
  • Pure & the Pure Portal made it easy to track research collaborations which benefited their university

Elsevier Pure Case Study

Lancaster University

Introduction

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

“The Pure implementation was challenging because we were connecting to existing university systems but it was made bearable by the level of service we received from the Elsevier team and from other Pure users.”

“There is an excellent Pure community with Pure users being very generous with their knowledge to help others in the community. The user groups and conference each provide a valuable forum to network and share best practice.”

“The REF2014 module was a essential in the last REF and enabled the institutional submission to be built up in one place. The visibility of the whole submission was vital in preparing and managing our submission process and allowed a close degree of monitoring and checking until the final version. "

Challenges

The Pure features that led Lancaster University to select Elsevier Pure:

  • Pure simplified the process of connecting existing databases with Pure during implementation
  • Easy-to-work with software updates reduced the worry about data loss and software compatibility issues
  • Pure is CERIF-compliant & consistent across client sites
  • Pure allows Lancaster to get the answers they need quickly through advanced reporting

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier Pure that the surveyed organization 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 connect funding to publications to impact
  • The support for Open Access monitoring & compliance
  • The ability to build up an institutional REF submission in the REF module

Results

Lancaster University achieved the following results with Elsevier Pure:

  • Strong open access monitoring & compliance features that make their job easier
    *Faculty & academic activity reporting was simplified
  • Pure provided a comprehensive platform to more efficiently promote research achievements
  • Pure & the Pure Portal made it easy for the Lancaster team and their researchers to track collaborations
  • Pure & the Pure Portal make it easier for Lancaster University researchers to identify potential partners

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

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.

“It just works.”

“Where do I start — Pure helps on a daily basis.”

“Assessment exercises provide an institutional big win and academics like their profile information being managed from just one place.”

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:
    • 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 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
    • Manage research data open access compliance; promote our facilities and equipment along with related expertise; support funder reporting
  • 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
    • Equipment
    • Patent info; student thesis; organizations

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
    • Help measure the impact of their institution’s research
    • Help benchmark their institution and/or department against peers
    • Give insights into their institution’s research strengths and weaknesses
    • Identify the emerging research talent, as well as support recruitment and tenure decisions
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • Pure saves time and effort: Strongly 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: Strongly agree
    • Pure helps with setting their research management strategy: Agree
    • Pure helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: Strongly 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 allowed us to collate data easily for the REF [Research Excellence Framework] 2014 submission and provides a platform for continued reporting on research output.”

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:
    • Previously used an in-house CRIS

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 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
    • Prizes and other esteem measures
    • Automatic feeds from Scopus
    • Automatic feeds from Web of Science

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
    • Help measure the impact of their institution’s research
    • Help benchmark their institution and/or department against peers
  • 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: 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

Aalborg University Library

Introduction

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

“Pure puts me in a position to play a central role in research infrastructure when it comes to analysis and research communication and provide management information to all levels of management in the institution.”

“Better [researcher] profiles, better CV’s, better archiving of their data and better opportunities to expose their research activities to the management level.”

“Besides that, Pure also contributes to developing individual publishing strategies.”

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)
    • Internet searches
    • Is sure they’d find only part of the information they’re looking for without access to Pure

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:
    • Elsevier’s Profile Refinement Services (PRS)/Pre-build researcher profiles
    • HR data (e.g. Departmental structures, researcher CVs, etc.)
    • Prizes and other esteem measures
    • Automatic feeds from Scopus
    • Automatic feeds from Web of Science

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
    • Help measure the impact of their institution’s research
    • Help benchmark their institution and/or department against peers
    • Give insights into their institution’s research strengths and weaknesses
    • Promoting researchers and their research through our research portal (Pure portal)
  • 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: 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.

“Speaking as REF Manager it has transformed our REF [Research Excellence Framework] preparation process by bringing data into one place and enabling us to work with it in conjunction with our academic managers. It enables us to deliver Open Access compliance & Research Data compliance. We are just moving into using it to help us understand the broader activities of our staff (Activities module) and will be launching our instance of the Advanced Portal shortly.”

“We have used Pure to report on open access (OA) compliance for RCUK [Research Councils UK] and model our REF OA Compliance, enabling us to refine our support processes to researchers. Reporting is still tricky in this area, but a lot easier than it would be without Pure.”

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:
    • 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 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
    • Automatic feeds from Web of Science

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
    • Help measure the impact of their institution’s research
    • Help benchmark their institution and/or department against peers
  • 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: Agree
    • Pure helps with setting their research management strategy: Disagree
    • Pure helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: Agree
    • Pure helps showcase their institution’s researchers and output to the world: Agree

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

Elsevier's Pure Case Study

Small Business Health Care Company

Introduction

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

“Pure helps me in a time-saving manner to answer reporting demands (from external and internal requests).”

“[Our organization] has to pass regular external evaluations. The institutes have to provide immense amounts of data on staff, promotion of young researchers, gender, output, activities, etc. Pure is very helpful in getting these data.”

“I appreciate that Pure fulfills the current European data standards. Personally, I am impressed by how well-thought-out the data model is.”

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:
    • A personal collection of resources (e.g. internal spreadsheets)

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 do faculty and academic activity reporting

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 benchmark their institution and/or department against peers
    • Give insights into their institution’s research strengths and weaknesses
  • 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: Agree
    • Pure helps with setting their research management strategy: Agree
    • Pure helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: 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 company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We need a reliable, stable and sound system to help us register publications, activities, projects, etc., in a way so we can display, report and reuse the data in any way we need. And Pure does this in many respects!”

“[Researchers] do not need to maintain a publication CV (for applications, accreditation, presentation, etc.) on their own; they can take it from Pure.

“Their contribution is recorded and visible for everyone.”

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
    • Anecdotal evidence and examples
    • We have done research publication/activity registration long before PURE, since the early 1990s.

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
    • Project management, media presence, repository etc
  • Uses the following data sources in Pure:
    • HR data (e.g. Departmental structures, researcher CVs, etc.)
    • Finance data related to grants and awards
    • Some of the sources have just very recently been implemented in PURE – it takes time before you actually take them into use!

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
    • Help benchmark their institution and/or department against peers
    • To me PURE is basically a CRIS
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • Pure saves time and effort: Agree
    • Pure organizes multiple data sources on campus and makes advanced reporting and analytics possible: 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

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Introduction

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

“By implementing Pure we were able to improve our central research data management and provide better reporting tools to our faculties, helping them save time and identify their strengths and weaknesses.”

“I have been able to produce better and more accurate internal reports, in several fields.”

“[Researchers] are now able to manage their personal researcher profile and produce dynamic CVs using Pure.”

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 run reports and analytics on research output
    • 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.)
    • Automatic feeds from Scopus
    • Automatic feeds from Web of Science

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
    • Help measure the impact of their institution’s research
    • Give insights into their institution’s research strengths and weaknesses
  • 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: Agree
    • Pure helps with setting their research management strategy: Strongly agree
    • Pure helps them provide answers to their internal stakeholders: Strongly agree
    • Pure helps showcase their institution’s researchers and output to the world: 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 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 enabled outcome management in a structured and coherent way. It supported data collection and preparation for our research assessment exercise and made submission extremely painless (compared to previous uploads through Excel spreadsheets).”

“It’s a tool that pulls together and holds disparate strands of information, which is great for management and monitoring.”

“Hugely beneficial for our REF [Research Excellence Framework] submission. Increasingly useful in providing evidence/records of activities for individual and departmental research reviews. Helpful for enabling open access in accordance with funders’ requirements.”

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)
    • Institutionally developed publications database (was replaced by Pure)

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
    • To do faculty and academic activity reporting
    • to support postdoctoral progress monitoring
  • 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
    • Automatic feeds from Web of Science
    • Student data from our student records database

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
    • Help measure the impact of their institution’s research
    • Give insights into their institution’s research strengths and weaknesses
    • Identify the emerging research talent, as well as support recruitment and tenure decisions
  • 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



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