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Elsevier Pure Case Study

Monash University


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.”


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


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

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