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Using Research Information System Pure

In line with the Open Access policy at TU Delft,  research output has to be deposited in the TU Delft Repository. The research information system to be used for this purpose is called Pure. (Co-)authors must register at least their post-print (final accepted author’s version) of a peer-reviewed article with the required metadata in the TU Delft Repository (via Pure). To learn more about post-prints at TU Delft, read this explanatory Post-prints at TU Delft document.

The main objective is to maximise the  visibility and accessibility of TU Delft research output so that researchers worldwide can build further on it, thus benefitting society. There are two ways in which you can enter research output in Pure: directly via the system itself or via a structured email. The Instructions & Support page contains the instructions for both direct entry via the system online and via a structured email.  For general questions, please visit the Q&A page. For queries or remarks, please reach out to the Pure contact person at your faculty.

Benefits of using Pure

  • Visibility & Accessibility: Pure offers a good way to register and enter research into one database and make scientific knowledge as widely available as possible online and free of charge to all users via the familiar online channels. 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 Repository, thus complying with the Open Access policy 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 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 other related research output (e.g. newspaper articles, radio interviews) and to create and update specified CVs. It’s also very easy to export information from Pure in a PDF | Excel | HTML |  RIS (RefMan) | Word |  BibTeX  or even to Linkedin, for example. Also, Pure can visualise networks and relations based on research topics, making it easy to discover and connect with other researchers. 
  • Management information: Pure enables University members to build reports and ensure that the data and information base which drive our strategic decisions are trusted, comprehensive and instantly accessible.

Import and export of data

There are four ways of importing data in Pure:

  • Harvesting (automated process from Scopus)
  • Import from online source (personal harvesting)
  • File import (files created in BibTex, RIS or Cerif can be imported in Pure)
  • Manual input (see Instructions & Support on how to manually register research output in Pure)

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

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