Elsevier and Russia’s Ural Federal University Sign License Agreement for Pure

First Russian university to have access to Elsevier’s research information management system

Moscow, April 22, 2014

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced it has reached an agreement with Russia’s Ural Federal University (UrFU) to provide its researchers, faculty members and management with access to Pure, a research information management system to enable evidence-based decisions, promote collaboration, simplify administration and optimize impact. Pure is part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio of tools and services.

Over the years, UrFU, one of the leading Russian universities, has focused on increasing the quality and quantity of its research output with the aim of increasing its position in the world research rankings. With access to Pure, UrFU researchers, faculty members and management can improve transparency in their research processes, monitor and facilitate collaboration and track the university’s research outcomes, including awarded grants, publications and research output and impact. Furthermore, the customized dashboards and flexible reporting capabilities will help managers make more strategic, evidence-based decisions to improve the university’s performance.

Viktor Koksharov, UrFu’s Rector, said, “Pure will allow us to share our accomplishments with the global scientific community. Centrally collecting research information will give us more insights to enable us to increase the efficiency of research management in the university.”

Igor Osipov, PhD, Regional Director at Elsevier Russia and Belarus, added, “We welcome the innovative approach UrFu is taking for their future development. We are pleased to extend our collaboration with the university and bringing Pure to the Russian market for the first time. We are confident that with access to Pure the university can further optimize their efforts to expand their global reputation.”


About Ural Federal University
Ural Federal University (UrFU) is the oldest higher educational institution in the Ural region. It was founded in Ekaterinburg in 1920. Since 2008 the Ural University has carried the name of Boris Yeltsin, its graduate of 1955, elected by the people in 1991 to be the first President of Russia. UrFU is one of the top ranked scientific centres in Russia, carrying out research in natural, technical, and social sciences, the humanities, and economics. The University includes 17 institutes offering about 350 programs. UrFU research facilities include dozens of research centres, innovation infrastructure, the research library boasting a collection of over three million books, several museums, and specialised collections. The total number of students at UrFU exceeds 28,000.

About Elsevier Research Intelligence
Elsevier Research Intelligence is a comprehensive research information management portfolio which improves the ability to establish, execute, and evaluate research strategies. The portfolio includes the new-generation SciVal tools, the Pure system, and our custom Analytical Services, as well as rich data assets like Scopus, and the reference management technology of Mendeley. Elsevier Research Intelligence enables research organizations, funders, policy-makers, and individual researchers make better decisions, improve collaboration, attract investment, and optimize expenditure - all to enhance research strategy, execution, and performance.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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