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Pure and ResearchFish

Uploading information from Pure to ResearchFish

Each year, the University is able to upload data held in Pure on grants and their related publications and datasets to ResearchFish.

Researchers are able to link grants (held in Pure as 'Project' records) and publications and datasets directly in Pure throughout the year and the details will be uploaded to ResearchFish ahead of the start of the submission period. 

In order to be included in the upload, publications and datasets must have a DOI (publications can also have a PubMed ID and published date) and related projects must have the grant reference listed.

In the past guidance has been sent to PIs and a copy of that guidance is available to view.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to create grant/publication/dataset links in Pure?

Feedback from users has suggested the need to be able to send data about existing grant/publication/datasets records held in Pure to ResearchFish to reduce the amount of repeated data entry required by researchers.

You do not have to add links in Pure, you can choose continue to enter data directly in ResearchFish during the submission period if you wish. However we would encourage you to make these links in Pure as this information can also be shown on the University's Research Explorer and via your own Pure profile pages. 

How do I create these links in Pure?

 Links can be made either from the publication/dataset or the project. Please see our handy guide on how to do this.

You do not have to add links in Pure, you can choose continue to enter data directly in ResearchFish during the submission period if you wish. However we would encourage you to make these links in Pure as this information can also be shown on the University’s Research Explorer portal and via your own Pure profile pages.

How do I know which projects to update?

ResearchFish will advise PIs which projects require a return.

What happens if I include a publication which has already been submitted?

If you link a publication to an project and these details have already been entered in ResearchFish, the records will be de-duplicated by ResearchFish.

My project isn’t showing in Pure, who do I contact?

For your project to show in Pure it must have been recorded in the University’s Research Management System (RMS). If your project is not visible, you should contact your local RS Team.

Can someone else create these links in Pure on my behalf?

You can choose to grant ‘Trusted User’ access to colleagues to allow them create the links between your projects and publications on your behalf. If you need assistance setting up Trusted User access, please contact the Pure Support Team.

The funding reference on my project is incorrect, who do I contact?

You should contact your local RS Team who can correct this for you.

My publication isn’t showing in Pure, what do I do?

You can add publications to Pure either directly or via the Library’s Open Access Gateway. If you deposit directly to Pure, you can make use of the import tools to assist you.

Why does my publication need a DOI or PubMed ID?

In order to accurately check publication data, ResearchFish require that any record submitted to them has a unique identifier which has to be a DOI or PubMed ID.

Will this export overwrite my data in ResearchFish?

No, any data submitted from Pure will be in addition to any data you have entered previously in ResearchFish.

Can someone create these links on my behalf?

You can choose to grant Trusted User access to colleagues in Pure who can create these links for you.

What happens if I add publication links to Pure after this year's cut-off?

Links added in Pure after the cut-off period (31st Jan 2020) will not be sent to ResearchFish and you will need to manually add these in ResearchFish when the official submission period opens.

How will I know which data has been uploaded by the University?

Records uploaded to ResearchFish by the University are marked as ‘Added by: University of Manchester’

Can I remove links made in ResearchFish?

Yes, you can choose to remove any grant – publication/dataset links in Pure if you wish.