About Local Systems Database

A number of Danish Research Institutions with local systems (CRIS) for registering their publication outputs are data partners in this database of Danish research, observed from the local perspective based on locally curated data. The data partners contribute data as well as expertise in order to achieve the best possible result. To see a list of current as well as potential data partners, read more under Data Partners.

May 2022

  • Beta release of the portal database with data from Danish Local Systems, which in this beta version solely includes publication metadata

Imported Data

  • Publication data 2011 to date from the 8 Danish universities

  • Some data exchange problems have been addressed which, for institutions currently using Pure as CRIS, required an update to version 5.23.1. Currently all universities, except RUC and ITU have upgraded

Data Enhancements

  • Danish affiliation names from the Danish Local Systems’ publication records are mapped to Danish Affiliations in a standardized form (NORA names) and grouped in categories like Universities, Private Research etc. This is an ongoing effort

  • Collaboration Countries are mapped into Collaboration Regions of analytical interest, like OECD, EU etc. Regions are in standardized form (NORA names)

  • Interlinking across all four databases (Matching Records in) has been implemented based on DOI-matching

  • Multi-affiliation is now reflected on a contributor level

  • Group collaborations are now reflected in the data and added as a Contributors sub-filter 

Filter Functionality

  • Improved filter functionality

  • Updated filter names

Search Functionality

  • Improved versions of basic as well as expert search

  • Updated search codes for basic and expert search

  • Added a simple, Google-like, search option

Full Record View

  • Changes to sidebar in order to make the info appear more structured

  • Keywords added

Export Functionality

  • Export of up to 20.000 records have been implemented. Metadata fields derive from the National Exchange Format, DDF-MXD named according to the NORA filters and fields

Help and Guides

  • Currently we provide in-context help in the form of mouse-overs and pop-up windows

Imported Data

  • Only the universities are currently included and a number of issues were discovered in the transfer of data from their local systems to the portal. These have now been corrected in collaboration with the software vendor and will be made available in the early March Pure software update, version 5.23.1. All universities except RUC and ITU have now updated. Data on ‘Author Collaborations’ as well as multi affiliation is hence not yet reflected in the data from RUC and ITU

  • The different institutions have set up their web service/API from their local system in different ways, which means that only some institutions displays unpublished, submitted and in-press records in the NORA database while others do not

  • Some University Hospital publications are registered at the Universities and hence will appear as University publications

  • During 2022 we will begin the integration of data from the Esploro system of Royal Danish Defense College

  • During 2022 we will furthermore begin integration of data from other Danish Research Institutions. See under Data Partners for a full list of research institutions to be included

Danish Affiliation Names

  • We collaborate with the Data Partners in order to keep securing the best possible metadata on Danish affiliation names from the CRIS systems

Help and Guides

  • As we move along – and collect user feedback – we’ll add more user guides, PDFs as well as videos

Improving the May 2022 release

  • Processing user feedback

  • Carrying out third party usability testing

  • Fixing bugs and serious usability problems

  • Extracting and prioritizing ideas for improvements

  • Developing and testing improvements

  • Launching the Beta-2 version

Imported Data

  • Increasing the number of data providers – and the quality of the exported data

  • Add Patent data from the Danish Local Systems

  • Start reviewing the possibility and feasibility of including dataset

  • Start reviewing the possibility and feasibility of including a broader range of content types from the Danish Local Systems

Data Enhancements

  • Enhance the mapping and normalization of Danish affiliation names

Search Functionality

  • Improve the discovery and inclusion of person name variants in contributor search

Save Query

  • Add option to save query

Export Functionality

  • Add option to export bibliographic references

May 2022

All Danish research institutions with local systems for registering their publication outputs are potential data partners.


Currently included:

  1. Aalborg University, https://vbn.aau.dk/

  2. Aarhus University, https://pure.au.dk/portal/

  3. Copenhagen Business School, https://research.cbs.dk/

  4. IT University of Copenhagen, https://pure.itu.dk/portal/

  5. Roskilde University, https://forskning.ruc.dk/

  6. Technical University of Denmark, https://orbit.dtu.dk/

  7. University of Copenhagen, http://forskning.ku.dk/find-en-forsker/

  8. University of Southern Denmark, https://portal.findresearcher.sdu.dk/


Currently on the list to be included during 2022:

  1. Capital Region of Denmark, https://research.regionh.dk/

  2. Danish Institute for International Studies, https://www.diis.dk/publikationer/

  3. Ministry of Culture, https://pure.kb.dk/

  4. Royal Danish Defense College, https://research.fak.dk/

  5. Research Institutions in Architecture, Design and Conservation, https://adk.elsevierpure.com/

  6. Region Zealand, https://pure-portal.regsj.dk/da/

  7. The Danish Center for Social Science Research, https://www.vive.dk/da/udgivelser/

  8. University Colleges Denmark, https://www.ucviden.dk/ 


The collaboration with the local systems is facilitated by The Working Group for National Database and Search Portal representing the various types of research institutions.