Pure Portal - Showcase Researchers and Support Collaboration
The Pure Portal provides a visually appealing, easy-to-use online solution for researcher profiling and research networking capabilities, making it easier for your researchers’ unique strengths to be discovered.
The Value of Collaboration
In today's competitive environment, institutions must increasingly demonstrate the value and impact of their research outputs. Collaboration, both cross-institutional and with industry partners, not only increases researcher and institutional visibility; research has shown that institutions with more partners, and those with more diverse collaborations, have higher citation rates.
Additionally, schools with industry collaborations have more diverse funding streams and their applied research may have greater social impact according to Kyklos International Review for Social Science. An article in Research Policy further found that researchers who collaborate with industry find their collaborations help support more grad students and lab equipment as well as provide their research teams with more novel ideas.
Having your researcher profiles on the open web in an easily searchable form means your researchers will be more discoverable outside their personal networks, opening doors for them and leading to greater prestige for the institution.
Showcasing Your Institution's Expertise
I understand collaboration is important, but how can I support it?
Historically, collaboration networks were based on the personal social networks of researchers. The individuals, whom researchers went to school with or met through professional conferences naturally, became their collaboration partners.
In today's global world, these traditional methods only give part of the picture. It is important for researchers to be able to connect with potential collaborators in other parts of the world or in other disciplines so your institution can enhance industry funding and produce more highly cited research.
The rich functionality of the Pure Portal reduces time spent searching for researchers and accelerates the identification of expert collaborators from across disciplines, thus facilitating more effective and productive partnerships.
The Pure Portal can make your research team globally discoverable. Searchable, open web profiles allow your university to support the entire research team by letting anyone search your researchers' profiles for an expert. The profile is based on Elsevier's Fingerprint technology and Scopus data.
Evaluate Success and Gain Insights on Collaboration Networks
How can we measure collaboration? How can I understand what areas of specializations exist on campus?
Increasingly, administration offices and libraries are being asked for data points around faculty collaboration and output. However, without clear templates, addressing such information requests can get confusing and lead to wasted time generating one-off documents around collaboration and faculty activity.
Pure Portal allows you to gather data in support of easily repeatable, custom reports from an intuitive interface.
With Pure Portal, you can easily create summaries of activity around departments, research groups or individual researchers.
These documents can support promotion and tenure review, help with strategic planning and uncover your research team’s collaboration network.