Pure Community Module

The modern research paradigm is far more inclined to collaboration: Interinstitutional research projects are increasingly common. In fact, 39.1% of papers published between 2010 and 2017 involved authors from more than one institution1.

However, the rise in interinstitutional collaboration presents challenges for research managers and government bodies. For example, how can you best track involvement in a multi-institutional projects or showcase community assets and expertise?  And how can a cluster of closely linked institutions report on the total impact of the groups’ work and the impact of granted funds?

1 www.scival.com Accessed March 1, 2018

Research management support for multi-institutional collaborations

The Pure Community Module facilitates the management of multi-institutional research projects, including data collation, analytics, reporting and showcasing. It provides a shared reporting engine and a multi-institution portal that makes it easy to collate and de-duplicate the data, showcase the research assets and even understand the contributions of each institution.

Whether your Pure Community group consists of the institutions within a geographic region, an academic consortium, or a collective focused on a theme, this is the solution that helps to overcome the challenges in research and information management.

Benefits for community administrators (including government agencies and development authorities)

The Pure Community Module:

  • Helps boost regional economic growth by facilitating strategic partnerships between local universities and between businesses and local universities
  • Promotes the research, assets and expertise within the region to attract R&D-driven businesses
  • Provides businesses with an easy way to locate academic expertise for innovative research

Benefits for research institutions

The Pure Community Module:

  • Showcases the research talent of the university to a larger community to encourage new collaboration opportunities and attract new researchers
  • Overcomes the challenges in reporting on multi-institutional collaboration
  • Helps to formally track and manage the collaboration process

Benefits for researchers

The Pure Community Module:

  • Showcases researchers’ work and areas of expertise to a global audience, helping to attract collaboration partnerships
  • Helps easily identify like-minded researchers for strategic research collaboration

How does the Pure Community Module work?

Each university in a Pure Community group can continue to run their own Pure instance, which enables them to work with data beyond what is shared with the community as well as do local analytics and reporting. There are also optional university-specific portals for individual showcasing of research. A Pure Community group can also include universities that are not running a Pure instance, which covers data harvesting from a single compatible database.

The standardization of data ensures ease of aggregation into the shared Pure instance. There, it becomes straightforward to apply rules for de-duplication, run analyses, and generate reports.

The Community Portal offers configuration options including   the possibility to include custom branding, allowing each Pure Community group to present their desired face to the world.

What makes the Pure Community Module unique?

The Pure Community Module is:

  • Supported by Pure: the only research management solution with a track record of consistent excellence at over 250 client sites
  • System agnostic, with the possibility to include campuses that do not run a Pure instance as their research information management system
  • Capable of combining with Profile Refinement Services (PRS) to allow pre-population of Pure with manually curated researcher profiles based on Scopus data
  • Always up-to-date thanks to automatic harvesting from campus systems, meaning the most current information is always available for showcasing and reporting

How can the Pure Community Module be used?

Use the Pure Community Portal as your user-friendly, searchable showcasing website. The Pure Community Portal features the researchers in your group, shining a spotlight on their expertise. It helps foster partnerships between a community of research institutions and businesses to increase collaboration stimulate economic growth and promote innovation.

User the reporting engine for inter-institutional reporting and benchmarking. With the clarity delivered by the Pure Community Module, the full group membership can easily understand the contributions to collaborative research projects and their impact. Benchmarking tools further support strategic decisions at the institutional and group levels.