Nova SBE Research #3 – Research Information Management



Managing scientific information is one of researchers’ biggest challenges today. Understanding the whole research ecosystem, the different types of documents, the licences, the vocabulary used, as well as the different ways of storing, sharing and disseminating scientific publications can be a difficult task to face alone. For this reason, Teresa e Alexandre Soares dos Santos Library has prepared an explanation of the main platforms in our context, like researcher profiles, the CRIS (Current Research Information System) system and their functional interoperability.

The main value of these systems comes from their interoperability. By employing standardized protocols and data exchange mechanisms, platforms, such as ORCID, for researcher profiles, integrate with systems, like PURE, for CRIS. These systems, in turn, provide data for institutional portals, such as Nova Research Portal, repositories like RUN and national systems, like CIENCIAVITAE. This interoperability ensures that researchers’ achievements are accurately captured, linked, and disseminated across various platforms without disruptions.

To summarise:

1. Research Profiles are digital identities that encapsulate the scholarly achievements, contributions, and affiliations of researchers. These profiles serve as comprehensive representations of researchers’ academic journeys, allowing them to showcase their work, connect with peers, and collaborate on various projects.

2. CRIS Systems, such as Pure, play a pivotal role in aggregating and organizing research-related information. These systems act as central repositories for data about research outputs, activities, grants, and personnel. CRIS systems not only streamline administrative tasks for institutions but also provide researchers with a platform to effectively manage and showcase their accomplishments. The Pure system at Nova SBE is managed by the Library.

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