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College of Medicine hosts international research data management conference

Penn State hosted more than 400 attendees from 90 institutions at the 2021 SciVal and Pure North American User Group meetings, the first virtual event of its kind, Jan. 26-28. Presenters highlighted the functionality and best practices for these research data management products used by institutions across the globe.

Penn State was chosen to host this conference for its successful implementation of SciVal and Pure. SciVal is a research assessment tool that provides data on individuals, institutions, research themes, locations and collaborations. Pure is an application that stores information on investigators, research units and research output.

Penn State’s Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Penn State College of Medicine led the university’s use of these resources with more than 5,200 researcher profiles, 216,000 tagged and categorized publications and 355 units, including departments and centers, on Pure as of January 2021.

“This was a ‘best in class’ event,” one attendee commented. “Combining the rigorous, applied use of these services at several institutions really opened my eyes to the possibilities of the service.”

How to update a Pure profile

Researchers across the College of Medicine can help Penn State continue to be a national model for research data management by maintaining their Pure profiles. This helps enhances their visibility, showcase research output and improve the College of Medicine’s presence in Google searches.

Visit the Pure page on the College of Medicine website for more information

Penn State researchers outside the College of Medicine can visit to learn how to update their Pure profiles.

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