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 the tab Data Partners.

September 2022

  • Beta release (May 2022) 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 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

  • Keywords are added based on the keywords added on the individual publication record by the data provider

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 was made available in the Pure software update version 5.23.1 (March 2022). All universities except ITU have now updated. Data on ‘Author Collaborations’ as well as multi affiliation is hence not yet reflected in the data from 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up their web service/API from their local system in different ways, which means that only some institutions displays unpublished, submitted and in-press records in the NORA database while others do not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 the Data Partners tab 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 Beta release (May 2022)

  • 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

  • Start reviewing the possibility and feasibility of including patents from the Danish Local Systems

  • Start reviewing the possibility and feasibility of including datasets from the Danish Local Systems

  • 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

Export Functionality

  • Add option to export bibliographic references

September 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. Architecture, Design and Conservation – Danish Portal for Artistic and Scientific Research, 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.