Part 1: Researchers and research institutes are being evaluated nationally by the Standard Evaluation Protocols (SEP) in the Netherlands, and are asked to demonstrate the impact of their research in applications for funding, promotion, or appointments. Research Impact Services (RISe) has been established in response to the need of the University of Groningen research community to have in-depth insights into the positions of the research fields, and to identify important patterns and trends within different research domains. The overall objective of RISe has been to increase research intelligence expertise and foster the competent use of research analytics tools such as SciVal at all levels of the University of Groningen (UG). Our services are offered to a wide range of end users – such as PhD candidates, researchers, group leaders, university policy makers, and faculty-based support teams. In order to establish the role of RISe in assessments of research excellence at both institutional and individual levels, RIse aim to raise awareness and understanding across all disciplines by offering training and support in various areas tailored to the needs of diverse target groups.
Part 2: The RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences began using SciVal in 2016. The primary users were based in the Library and Institutional Research functions. RCSI has recently established a ‘Research Outputs Ambassador Network’ (ROAN) to engage representatives from across the university in the process of understanding and disseminating metrics and doing so responsibly. This presentation will reflect on the RCSI experience and the impact SciVal has had on institutional planning and performance”.
RecordedOct 16 202050 mins
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We constantly look at how to improve the metrics available to you. Authorship analyses and contribution to the UN SDGs are two such improvements happening in 2020.
In many disciplines, different types of authorship are indicated on the publication and can be used as a proxy of the researcher's contribution in the research done on the publication.
This session will introduce the new authorship metrics on SciVal, along with the SDG Research Mapping Initiative which is currently trying to improve the document to SDG mapping and builds upon last year's presentation.
Katina Toufexis, University of Western Australia, Australia
Funders and publishers increasingly require research data related to publications to be shared openly. The University of Western Australia uses the Pure platform to provide a functional data publishing service to our researchers.
Our team within the University Library migrated research data from the open source DSpace platform to Pure in 2016. We were the first Australian institution to implement the Dataset Module within Pure and the journey has been has been somewhat different to that experienced by perhaps Europe or the United States.
Challenges have included DOI minting, harvesting metadata into Research Data Australia (RDA), bulk importing records via XML and adding externally-published dataset metadata into Pure. We are excited to present how we overcame our challenges including leveraging new developments in Pure (e.g. Data Monitor) to to gain a clear picture of UWA data being produced, enhancing the visibility of staff profiles and via RDA.
2020 will go down as a year to remember! This has forced us all to adapt and change. How do you stay connected while being physically disconnected? The ANZ Community Portal was step-up by Elsevier with this challenge in mind.
Its purpose to is to provide the ANZ community a place where experts can be found, existing research can be discovered, and research institutions can be highlighted. COVID impact is much wider that just the medical aspects, let's combine the individuals, work together and show case them in one location.
This presentation is about the challenges faced in setting this up, how it has been used and next planned steps. Research in its collaborative nature. Developing systems like this can only help to make that process easier.
Traditionally we have relied a lot on "classic reporting" when presenting and disseminating data from Pure to a given recipient or audience. The usual approach has been Excel sheets or .pdf's combined with the standardized way data is presented on the Pure Portal. Now, there's absolutely nothing wrong with an Excel report. Being able to extract data from Pure through reports has great value - but let's face it, it is not necessarily the most interesting way to present the data to people. Same goes for the Pure Portal - it's fast, reliable and requires little attention, but it won't blow the audience away, and invite them to explore or engage with the data.
This presentation will cover some of the new ways we have tried to visualize our data and bring it more to life through services such as Flourish, Google Data Studio, Sway and more. I will show examples of visualizations, and other new ways our Pure data is being put to use in different contexts beyond reporting and portal. Our goal has been to 1: make the data more visually appealing and interesting to explore and 2: make the data interactive, compared to a static webpage or document.
The presentation will also cover some of the challenges we have faced and still face in order to make our data appealing. Hopefully it will inspire others who are interested in visualizations of (Pure) data, and give the Pure team at Elsevier some good ideas for future versions of Pure.
Jeremy Gibson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Research management as a discipline is becoming of increasing importance, as universities focus on growing their research activity. The world of research funding is heavily competitive and the realities of COVID-19 will leave universities struggling to do more with less. Despite the importance of this work, it is often loosely defined, encompassing a number of support activities around research, with inconsistent terminology, sometimes even within the same organisation.
This presentation will showcase the ongoing work at QUT to define a reference model that provides a standardised way to discuss and evaluate these activities. This model has been developed as part of an iterative action design research approach, working with academics from the Business Process Management discipline at QUT. This approach will be detailed in this presentation along with the validation that has now been conducted with research management experts at research organisations across the sector.
The elements of the model will be broken down as well as real world use cases where the model is currently being applied to better manage the field of research management.
Mohan Paturi, Mohan Paturi, US and Andrey Loktev, Elsevier, Netherlands
An overview is provided of how technology and a Quality Management Framework is being employed to measure and further improve data quality in Scopus. Data accuracy (both precision and completeness) is critical in the process of informing institutional research decisions and when one reviews an institutions expertise and capabilities. While Pure supports 20 different direct data source imports, Scopus is the most-used source of data imported into Pure instances across all regions globally. To enable further quality improvements at Scopus and other services, Elsevier recently acquired Parity Computing Inc., a profiling technology provider.
Presenters will share
a Total Quality Measurement & Management (TQM&M) framework employed in the Scopus data teams to think about data quality, to define quality, and measure it
findings of data quality sampled from across the Scopus corpus (and segmented by region), and change over time
further Scopus plans of relevance to RIM/CRIS consumers of Scopus data.
Aim for the stars and make sure your research output is optimized for success!
As a Pure Administrator you can configure multiple research output sources through our Online Import Source functionality...learn how to deploy the newest features of this functionality. Launch our newest addition, Available Updates, a Pure cron job which updates your research output records based on a set of user defined rules.
Released with Pure 5.13.x and refined in subsequent releases the Available Updates job helps clients keep their Publications up to date and decreases necessary administrative overhead.
Lita Denny & Laura Turner (The University of Manchester)
Why let a global pandemic stop a Pure launch? In this presentation we talk about the roll-out of the Pure Awards Management module at The University of Manchester during lockdown; the challenges, the surprising successes and how it's changed the way we support our users.
The talk provides a general overview of the Award Management module, what can you do with its features. We will also explain how we work with you during the assessment process to make it configured to meet your organisation’s specific requirements and get the most value out of it.
We all know the impact this pandemic has/and continues to have on academic institutions globally---the financial implications are uncertain, to say the least. Once the pain of managing COVID-19 at colleges and universities has passed, irrevocably, senior administrator’s thoughts will turn to what to do if there is a “next time” and how do we better prepare for it?
In this talk, Theo will outline ways that customers are relying on their data driven information systems to make well-informed decisions in the era of budget-challenged sustainable model. Theo reviews how Elsevier aims to serve, how we aim to create efficiencies through vendor agnostic cross-product integration, and defines the principles our teams consider and aim to live by as we serve our customers.
Elsevier's portfolio of workflow and analytics solutions support research involved institutions, from research support and library through to specialized field-specific solutions.
Jan Fransen (University of Minnesota) & Farah Karimi (Elsevier)
At the University of Minnesota, we have found the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be a useful lens for understanding our impact at all levels, from local to global.
As we prepare to submit data for the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, we are also looking for ways to illustrate our progress toward each goal and to connect researchers working toward similar goals who don't already know each other.
In this presentation we will discuss our attempts to leverage the Pure Portal's home page and search architecture to show off our researchers' work related to each SDG. We will share our successes, but also some challenges.
David Weindorf, Vice President of Research and Innovation, University of Central Michigan, USA
Keynote: HKeynote: Higher education institutions worldwide face unprecedented challenges in coming years. Competition for financial resources is intense and operations must be optimized to utilize available funding in the most impactful manner possible. To do so, an honest, dispassionate evaluation of university programs is compulsory. Knowledge of institutional strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges is essential in positioning a university for future success. In the United States, public universities are likely to experience continued decline in state appropriations, making them increasingly reliant upon successful external grantsmanship. Concomitantly, more institutions will be going after the same funding, making the competition fiercer than ever. There is a concept that faculty and universities must always do more with less; that is, produce more scholarly output with ever decreasing support to do so. However, faculty morale is an important variable in success. Faculty need to know that their contributions to every output provide tangible progress toward greater university goals of increasing scholarly output and quality. Establishing the research metrics platforms to quantitatively track such is essential. Also, the assessment of unit/university performance relative to competitors (benchmarking) is critical in optimizing resource apportionment and strategic investment. A critical final piece of evolutionary advancement in higher education is establishing and cultivating an aspirational culture with a bold vision for the future. Collectively, faculty must feel empowered to do their best work in a manner that is mutually beneficial to their own academic progression as well as that of the institution. Truly, the success of both are intrinsically linked.
Lieuwe Kool, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Amsterdam Pure Consortium consists of two universities and two UMCs. The UMCs are in the proces of a merger, rising interesting questions about consortium wide administration as well as external web representation.
Though national policy is very much driven by the Open Science agenda, local policy on and implementation of Open Access and FAIR data differ. For both PURE is perceived as a very useful tool.
We will present an overview of solved and unsolved topics and look forward to getting feed back.
At the University of Edinburgh we utilise Pure as a data asset register but deposit datasets themselves in a DSpace instance - called DataShare - https://datashare.is.ed.ac.uk. In order to facilitate the recording of records in Pure for data deposited in DataShare metadata records generated from DSpace are bulk loaded into Pure.
The presentation will discuss how the integration was built and the process of sharing metadata between the two systems.eed every advantage to secure research funding. And with an average of 38 days’ work required to develop a proposal, increasing efficiencies and saving time are optimal. Learn how, working together, Pure and Funding Institutional offer institutions a new solution to the old problem of finding funding opportunities with the best chances for success.
Originally implemented in 2019 to primarily enhance internal collaboration among researchers, Pure is now being utilized by a wide variety of groups at an academic medical center campus to support other types of programs and activities. This presentation will provide an overview of use cases to illustrate creative uses of Pure by not only research units but also clinical, medical education, and administrative groups. The emergence of these unique use cases also underscores the importance of user outreach and education to better understand the needs of these groups and identify opportunities where Pure might enhance their productivity.
Bernardo Salgado, Juan Pablo Salgado, Jorge Galán and Daniel Pulla; Universidad Politécnica Salesiana
PURE has proved to be a breakthrough in the management of research results at the Salesian Polytechnic University (UPS). This intelligent system has enabled the reinvention and improvement of research processes and data driven decision making. PURE characterizes the scientific production of the UPS under novel concepts in bibliometrics and intelligent computer processes for the discovery of new knowledge, in addition it provide the necessary metadata to support a battery of knowledge management indicators developed by our researchers, and which attempts to describe the heterogeneity of the ecosystem of research, entrepreneurship and innovation StartUPS.
Is fundamental for UPS to determine the efficiency and impact of the adopted policies through the diagnosis of the scientific production behaviors of the research groups based on the analysis of the information derived from the publication of articles, the development of research projects, patent applications or other research results. Therefore, the knowledge management at UPS is supported by the PURE platform and the CREAMINKA intelligent system that interoperate to discover knowledge that supports relevant processes such as the valorization of research lines, university accreditation and support for the quantification of research results for the actors of the research ecosystem under scientific production indicators.
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