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About Pure

Pure is our new Current Research Information System (CRIS). Currently, key users in the faculties and Library staff are being trained to use Pure. This group will be slowly expanded to all users. Researchers will be informed in more detail about the use of Pure and trained accordingly in due course.  

The main objective of Pure is to maximise the  visibility and accessibility of TU Delft research output to such a degree that researchers worldwide can benefit from the output and build further on it, thus benefitting society.

Main benefits of using Pure:

  • Visibility & Accessibility: Pure offers a good way to enter research into one relational database and make scientific knowledge as widely available as possible online and free of charge to all users via the familiar online channels, including our own WorldCat Discovery. In short, Pure supports one of the main processes of TU Delft: research. Research output entered in Pure is automatically deposited in the TU Delft Institutional Repository, meeting the Open Access policy requirements and giving researchers worldwide the opportunity to benefit from TU Delft research.
  • Harvesting: Research output entered in Pure is harvested by Google Scholar and visible on that platform. Pure harvests from Web of Science and Scopus. Over time more harvesting sources will be added after consultation with users inside and outside TU Delft.
  • Variety of (profile) features: Pure offers, amongst other things, the possibility to enter ‘secondary’ research output (e.g. newspaper articles, radio interviews) and to create and update specified CVs. It’s also very easy to export data from Pure in a word, excel, pdf, html, RIS (RefMan) or a BibTeX file or to export profile information to Linkedin, for example. Also, Pure can visualise networks and relations based on research topics for example, making it easy for researchers to discover and connect with other researchers. 
  • Management information: Pure enables us to build reports and ensure that the data that drives our strategic decisions is trusted, comprehensive and accessible in real time.

Import and export of data

  • There are four ways in which data can be imported in Pure:
    • Harvesting (automated process overnight from Web of Science and Scopus)
    • Import from online source (personal harvesting)
    • File import
    • Manual import
  • More harvesting sources will be added by Elsevier (owner of Pure) after consultation with Pure users inside and outside TU Delft.
  • Research output entered in Pure is harvested by Google Scholar and visible on that platform.
  • It is very easy to export data from Pure in a word, excel, pdf, html, RIS (RefMan) or a BibTeX file.

Basic Pure instruction manuals are available on the Instructions & Support page. If you have any questions about Pure and/or need support, please reach out to the Pure contact person at your faculty

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