In May 2011 the College Research Committee approved the policy on the population and maintenance of the Pure research information system. This document lays out the key principles of its organisation and usage as well as explaining the roles and responsibilities for the population and maintenance of data within Pure, including the crucial part played by individual members of academic staff.
Role of individual members of academic staff
As section 4.3 of the policy points out, whilst there is a range of administrative support available, the norm agreed by Research Committee is that information that can only practically be known by academic staff will be the responsibility of academic staff themselves to enter and keep updated within Pure.
In practice, this means that individual members of academic staff should ensure that:
- Pure contains a complete and up-to-date record of research activity encompassing publications, projects, and activities;
- the affiliations and associations between these records are correctly entered and represented.
It is up to individual member of academic staff how often they maintain their Pure profile but the policy recommends, as a minimum, this should be done termly.
However, given that Pure is used to supply data to RCUK's Research Outcomes System, it is essential that academic staff should check the accuracy of their profile and update it where necessary.
PDF file of the policy