The Pure system is the commercial wing of the Current Research Information System (CRIS), which in Russian means an information management system for scientific work. CRIS is used in most leading universities and scientific institutes around the world. It allows the host institution to maintain accurate, up-to-date, and complete information about scientific research conducted at the institution. Using the most modern level of accounting and information analysis, CRIS helps in the preparation of reports for management and departments as well as publication of scientific results on the web. This contributes to the recognition and promotion of the institution, its researchers and their achievements.
The CRIS Pure system is a product of the Elsevier Company that has been, or is scheduled to be, implemented in more than 200 scientific and educational institutions around the world. Only five of these are in Russia, including Novosibirsk State University.
Sergey Kononov, Project Manager for " Implementation of Pure's automated information management system at NSU " and Senior Lecturer FF NSU talked about what the system will provide, “This system will help ordinary researchers present the results of their work including articles, monographs, biographies, patents, participation in various scientific events, mentions in the press, graduate thesis defense, etc. All of this is periodically required for a variety of reports, competition applications and research work or attestation. For a scientist, collecting this information takes a lot of time, With Pure, some of this information will be automatically collected fr om available electronic resources such as Scopus, Web of Science, EBSCO, imported from Mendeley, or provided by the University wh ere this information already exists in one form or another.”
Throughout the year, Elsevier specialists will provide support for the implementation of the system at NSU. The installation and further maintenance of Pure will require the efforts of not only NSU programmers and system administrators, but the joint participation of several departments. Primary among them is the Department of Scientific Research Organization and Support that will introduce and refine information in the system related to their area of responsibility.
"The more accurate and complete the information included in the Pure system, the more benefits it will bring to the University itself and in relation to its promotion in the international scientific and educational community," said Sergei Kononov.