Pure guide for Researchers

By | July 22, 2020

What is Pure?

Pure is the research information management system of KNAW. It provides a central point of access to the research related information of all KNAW research institutes. It is very efficient to sustainably maintain and manage research information related to all KNAW institutes in one central place for making relevant reports that support decision and to track productivity and impact.

What is Pure used for?

Pure serves as the trusted repository of KNAW and used for:

  • Registering and managing diverse research outputs and activities of all KNAW research institutes;
  • Showcasing research outputs (particularly open access publications) of all KNAW researchers via KNAW Pure portal;
  • Making general report of any KNAW outputs particularly reporting in support of periodical management reports (PBO) and Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP) evaluations and assessments;
  • Meeting funder compliance requirements for making publications open access to wider audience (based on on Plan S).

How to access Pure?

  • For accessing Pure backend, Go to Pure portal, scroll down the page, and click on log into Pure, use your institutional user name and password to be able to log in to Pure.
  • If you don’t have access to the Pure backend, you have access to the public Pure portal without any username/password which is available from here: https://pure.knaw.nl/portal
  • Contact Pure managers of your institute to gain you access if it is needed otherwise they can edit/update the information on the Pure portal for you.

How to find your profile on the Pure portal?

  • in order to check what includes your profile on the Pure portal, go to the portal homepage, click on Profiles, and search your name using Find profiles search box.
  • It is also possible to search your name using the general search box on the homepage.
  • another way is to go to the portal home page, click on Organizational units, then click on Profiles, and use the search box from there and find your profile.
  • Contact Pure managers of your institute to edit/update the information on the Pure portal for you if you don’t have access to the Pure backend.

How to edit/update your profile in Pure?

in order to update your profile, log in to Pure and click on Edit profile, add the following information to your profile:

  • Personal information such as Name (names, name variants, title), IDs (ORCID, ISNI, Scopus Author ID, Researcher ID, Digital Author ID, Mendeley Profile ID, Loop ID, etc.), Links (to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Mendeley, to LinkedIn, Google Scholar, Research Gate, personal web page, CV, Researcher page at the KNAW institute, etc.), Profile Photo, Employment Information.
  • Curriculum and research description: click on Add Profile information, click on Type (about, research interests) and add information, click Create, and then Save. These information will be visible on the Pure portal.
  • Organisational affiliations: complete this section with relevant information and details about your affiliation.
  • Positions outside of the institution: complete with information on ancillary activities (any positions that are not related with the current employment). Click on Add external positions (appointments, external organizations, and dates). click Create, and then Save.
  • Education/Qualification: complete with Education/Academic qualification and Professional qualification.
  • Keywords: add Keywords relevant to your profile form the list.
  • Visibility: set the visibility of your profile (Public, Campus-IP based, or Backend-Pure users).

What to register in Pure?

Pure allows to create records for divers types of Research Outputs (such as journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, PhD thesis, etc.), Activities (such as talk or presentations, workshop, editorial activity, peer review activity, supervision, etc.), Prize/Recognition, Press/Media, Projects, Grants, Applications (proposals), Datasets, Facilities,/Equipment, Impact, and Curricula Vitae (CV).

How to register content types in Pure?

It is possible to register different content types in Pure by using ‘Add new’ button and select the relevant content type. For registering Research Outputs it is also possible to use 3 other options such as: ‘Create from template’ and select the appropriate template and manually fill in the details, ‘Import from online source‘ and search a database to automatically populate any template, or ‘Import from file’ and search upload in bulk the list of publications in BibTex or RIS format.

How to make relations between content types in Pure?

It is very important to make relations between different content types in Pure. For instance linking publications with relevant projects, events, activities, impacts, etc. enables making reports on relevant publications and projects or activities and research outputs. In order to make relations between content types in Pure, open the content type, scroll down to Relations, click on Add button and select the content type to link to and click Save. These relations will be visible on the Pure portal and improve visibility of research outputs.

Go to the Metadata tab from the left side of your profile:

Go to the Portal Profile tab from the left side of your profile:

  • Collaboration Map: set it On or Off. If Off, the Collaboration Map is hidden from both the Overview and Network sections of your profile on the Pure Portal. Note: Only the map is hidden, not the Network section.
  • Show affiliations: Select the organisational unit affiliations to be shown on your profile on the Pure Portal. By default, all your active organisational unit affiliations are shown. If you hide an affiliation it may still be present on the Pure Portal on other pages, but it is not shown on your personal profile.
  • Show metrics: Select the metrics to be shown for your content (where available) on your personal profile on the Pure Portal. By default, all available metrics configured by the administrators at your institution are shown. If you hide metrics, they may still be shown on other pages, such as your co-authors’ profiles.
  • Contact Experts: Enable or disable the contact experts on your profile page.

Go to the Highlighted content tab from the left side of your profile:

  • Highlighted content: Select some of your content (research outputs) to highlight (the newest content is used by default). The list is shown on The Pure Portal (in the overview section of your personal record) and Organisation website.

Go to the Automated search tab from the left side of your profile:

  • Set up automated search for publications in online sources (such as Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, ArXiv, etc.).
  • Note that for sources with ID search enabled, this option searches for all your past publications. For sources with name search enabled, this option will search for your publications in the last 2 years (730 days). New searches are performed every 7 day(s).
  • A message will be send in Pure when a candidate is found.
  • It is also possible to enable Inform me by email when candidates are found to receive an email as well.

Go to the Relations tab from the left side of your profile:

  • check the overview of your content types registered in Pure and update their information if needed.

Go to the Fingerprints tab from the left side of your profile:

  • Decide to keep it on or off; Sort it (A-Z or rank); or Delete some.
  • Note that on Persons, fingerprints are created based on three separate sources: Research interest statement, Prizes, and Research outputs. This may be extended to equipment content and/or related outputs by Elsevier.
  • Elsevier Fingerprint Engine applies a variety of Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to mine the text of scientific documents (including publication abstracts, funding announcements and awards, project summaries, patents, proposals/applications, and other sources); in order to identify key concepts that define the text in thesauri spanning all the major disciplines; and finally to create an index of weighted terms that defines the text, known as a Fingerprint index.

See here for more info on Fingerprints: https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/elsevier-fingerprint-engine