Q&A

Why should I store my research output in the TU Delft Repository (via Pure)?

TU Delft has an Open Access policy. One of the requirements is that TU Delft (co-)authors must store at least their post-print (final accepted author’s version) of a peer-reviewed article with the required metadata in the TU Delft Repository. This happens via research information system Pure. To learn more about post-prints at TU Delft, read this explanatory Post-prints at TU Delft document.

Storing your research output via Pure has the following benefits:

  • Visibility & Accessibility: Pure offers a good way to store research into one database and make scientific knowledge as widely available as possible online and free of charge to all users via the familiar online channels. In short, Pure supports one of the main processes of TU Delft: research. Research output entered in Pure is automatically deposited in the TU Delft Repository, thus complying with the Open Access policy and giving researchers worldwide the opportunity to benefit from TU Delft research.
  • Harvesting: Research output entered in Pure is harvested by Google Scholar and visible on that platform. Pure harvests from Scopus. Over time more harvesting sources will be added after consultation with users inside and outside TU Delft.
  • Variety of (profile) features: Pure offers, amongst other things, the possibility to enter other related research output (e.g. newspaper articles, radio interviews) and to create and update specified CVs. It’s also very easy to export information from Pure in a PDF | Excel | HTML |  RIS (RefMan) | Word |  BibTeX  or even to Linkedin, for example. Also, Pure can visualise networks and relations based on research topics, making it easy to discover and connect with other researchers. 
  • Management information: Pure enables University members to build reports and ensure that the data and Information base which drive our strategic decisions are trusted, comprehensive and instantly accessible.
How does Pure work?
  • As of 1 May 2016, Pure is TU Delft’s new Current Research Information System (CRIS).
  • Research output entered in Pure is automatically deposited in the TU Delft Repository . The TU Delft Library manages both the Pure system and the TU Delft Repository and offers the necessary support.
  • Every TU Delft researchers can logon to Pure (with netid and password) via the Pure portal. This is the logon page.
  • There are four ways in which data can be imported in Pure:
    1. Harvesting (automated process overnight from Scopus)
    2. Import from online source (personal harvesting)
    3. File import (files created in BibTex, RIS or Cerif can be imported in Pure)
    4. Manual input (see Instructions & Support [Link naar Instructions & Support, zie hierboven] on how to manually store research output in Pure)
  • Pure harvests from Scopus, over time more harvesting sources will be added by Elsevier (owner of Pure) after consultation with Pure users inside and outside TU Delft.
  • Research output entered in Pure is harvested by Google Scholar and visible on that platform.
  • It’s also very easy to export data from Pure in a word, excel, pdf, html, RIS (RefMan) or a BibTeX file. 
What is the definition of a post-print (final accepted author’s version) of a peer-reviewed article?

According to the Open Access policy, (co)authors must publish their post-print (final accepted author’s version) of a peer-reviewed article with the required metadata in the TU Delft Repository (via Pure). To learn more about post-prints at TU Delft, read this explanatory Post-prints at TU Delft document

Is it possible to receive a Pure training?

Yes there is, please reach out to the Pure contact person at your faculty  to discuss possibilities. 

How to create or connect your ORCID iD in Pure?

Your publisher may have asked for an ORCID iD when you submitted a publication or you may have already chosen to set up an ORCID profile to promote your research output. As an increasing number of publishers, research funders, and universities adopt ORCID, having your ORCID iD in Pure will maximize the opportunity for system integrations in the future. Here is How to create and add your ORCID iD in Pure. 

Basic Pure instruction manuals are available on the Instructions & Support page. If you have any questions about Pure and/or need support, please reach out to the Pure contact person at your faculty.