Pure-Researchfish bulk upload

RCUK and six universities (Universities of Cambridge, Bristol, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Imperial College) are engaged in a pilot to explore the feasibility of transferring publication data from institutional systems (including Pure) to Researchfish. The pilot has produced a bulk upload facility, but continues to explore opportunities for using institutional data. This page describes the bulk upload and other activities related to the pilot.

Pilot success – bulk upload to become an established service

The first two phases of the pilot are now complete. We are pleased to announce that the pilot was successful and that the upload functionality will be developed into a supported service, available by November 2017. The bulk upload facility will allow universities to upload publications data multiple times in advance of the next RCUK submission period in February/March 2018.

Call to action - academic staff

What you need to do: to ensure we maximise the benefit of this service, authors are encouraged link their publications to their projects in Pure. For many authors, the most convenient time to do this will be when they first create their publication in Pure.
Guidelines for creating relations in Pure

What will happen: any valid links in Pure will be uploaded to Researchfish on behalf of the PI. This will be done in late 2017 as soon as the upload facility is available.

Further details about the bulk upload

Researchers will still be required to enter details of other publications and all other research outcomes into Researchfish and to submit their return as complete and accurate during the forthcoming submission period.

Interoperability pilot history

Pilot phase 1 - 2015/16

In the first phase of the pilot (Autumn 2015 - Spring 2016) Only RCUK-funded awards linked to publications with DOIs were valid. We took a snapshot of Pure data at the end of October 2015, and submitted nearly 500 publication-project relations, over a total of 181 awards. 

Pilot phase 2 - 2016/17

In the second phase (Autumn 2016 - Spring 2017) the pilot expanded to include publications with DOIs or PubMed IDs and to include all awards in Researchfish. For Bristol this included awards from 16 funders.  Approximately 950 publication-project relations were uploaded, over a total of 313 awards.

Pilot phase 3 – 2017/18

We are currently discussing the next stage of the pilot which could be expanded to include uploading datasets and monographs. This page will be updated as the details are agreed.