Launch of Elsevier’s Pure 5 Provides Enhanced Research Networking and Funding Discovery Capabilities

A new release of Pure helps researchers more efficiently find streams of funding and enables them to further expand their collaboration networks 

Amsterdam, June 16, 2014

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Pure 5, an enhanced version of its leading research information management system, and part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio of tools and services.

The release of Pure 5 improves the system’s research networking capabilities resulting from the integration of SciVal Experts into Pure earlier in the year. Current SciVal Experts customers can at the same time benefit from the advanced reporting, administration and CV modules provided by Pure.

“When Pure joined Elsevier back in 2012 we recognized the synergies between Pure and SciVal Experts,” says Thomas Jorgensen, Director Product Management at Elsevier. “We are extremely excited to deliver the benefits that this combined offering brings to our customers. We are now able to provide anything from a pre-populated research networking and experience discovery system, to a fully integrated research information management tool that can support the full research life cycle.”

The launch of Pure 5 further includes:

  • Increased researcher visibility – semantic searching through Elsevier’s Fingerprint Engine is applied to each researcher’s profile, making it easier to identify subject area expertise for collaboration opportunities. Searches can be run across all participating customer portals, further increasing researcher visibility.
  • Targeted funding opportunities – a Funding Discovery module, streamlines the funding discovery process for researchers through targeted and up to date funding opportunity notifications.
  • Prepopulated researcher profiles – a Profile Refinement Service offered to customers allows customers to launch Pure including deep publication histories for their researchers through manually corrected Scopus author profiles.

“The release of Pure 5 provides us with the ability to help take the burden away from institutions that need the core functionality of a research information system, without requiring lengthy implementation and manpower commitment from them,” Jorgensen added. “It has also set the stage for future integrations with other Elsevier Research Intelligence tools that we are currently working on, including SciVal.”

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About Elsevier Research Intelligence
Elsevier Research Intelligence is a research information management portfolio that improves institutional and individual ability to establish, execute and evaluate research strategy and performance. Combining SciVal tools, the Pure system and custom Analytical Services with the rich data asset Scopus and the reference management technology of Mendeley, Elsevier Research Intelligence equips research institutions, funders, policy-makers and researchers with a wide range of content, tools, and powerful analytics. Elsevier Research Intelligence helps individuals and institutions make better decisions, improve collaboration, attract more investment and optimize expenditure.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. 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, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics to professionals and business customers, in a wide range of industries. www.elsevier.com

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