Faculty Activity Reporting Breakfast Briefing

Association for Institutional Research Forum

Pure Faculty Activity Reporting: Making data-based strategic decisions

Elsevier is pleased to announce the addition of Faculty and Academic Activity Reporting (FAAR) capabilities into Pure. Based on customer feedback, FAAR has been created in order to allow universities to understand the full spectrum of activity on campus, from courses taught to research output in a single system. Pure is a research information system that aggregates and links data from numerous internal and external sources, such as the library, HR, finance and even researcher CVs.  With Pure, uploads can be automatic, reducing tedious data entry exercises and keeping the information up-to-date with little manual work.

In this session, we will introduce Pure’s new Faculty and Academic Activity Reporting and demonstrate the reports you can easily generate around researchers, research centers or departments.  The analytics generated in Pure can support strategic decisions or ease the burden of reporting to funders and accreditors by unifying all your researcher-related data in one system.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 7:00 AM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Room: Celestin BC – Level 3
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

Register here



Networking and Breakfast


Welcome – Kelechi Okere, Global Pure Sales Director


Faculty Activity Reporting Briefing: Making Data-Based Strategic Decisions - Doug Picadio, Pure Product Manager


Q & A

Note: Attendance is for free with breakfast, coffee, tea and other refreshments will be served to registered attendees. Registration closes on Monday, May 30th.

Who should attend?

The session is intended for IR professionals and will be closed to other vendors to promote honest feedback and open discussion.

Why should you attend?

  1. Learn about the rapidly changing developments related to research information management systems like Pure and how institutions can use systems like Pure to ease the burden of reporting and getting better insights into their research performance.
  2. Provide feedback on Pure’s FAAR capabilities directly to the product manager and have a chance to ask  detailed technical questions.
  3. Network with industry colleagues and meet the global team behind Elsevier’s Pure system.
  4. Attend this session and enter the chance to win an Apple Watch!


Douglas PicadioDouglas Picadio profile picture is the Pure Product Manager for North America and the lead on Pure’s new Faculty and Academic Activity Reporting functionality.  He has over 16 years of experience in the information, data and software industries. His roles have included product management and development, consultation, marketing and sales.

Doug has worked with a varied market base including clients within academic, commercial lines insurance, utilities, leasing and financial services sectors.

Kelechi Okere leads the team responsible for the commercial market penetration of Pure as the Global Pure Sales Director based in NYC. Kelechi joined Elsevier in 2002 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in the North America Academic & Government sales department with coverage of ScienceDirect, Mendeley, as well as the Research Management, Life Sciences, and Engineering portfolios. He spent over eight years as a Regional Account Director, where he lead a sales team responsible for managing research-focused academic accounts across Northeast, Mid-Atlantic & Midwestern U.S. & Canada. Kelechi holds a M.A. degree in English and a B.A. degree in psychology, both from Rutgers University.