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Frequently Asked Questions

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1.  Who initiated the Etalage project?
In early 2013 the Board of the University of Groningen initiated the Etalage project, in close collaboration with the UMCG. The Central Medical Library and the Research Office of the UMCG play an important role in the project. Concern control and the Human Resources Department of the UMCG are also involved. The project is commissioned by the Dean of Research of the UMCG, prof. dr. Lou de Leij.

2. What is the aim of the Etalage project? 
The project’s principal aim is to optimise the visibility and accessibility of research information of the University of Groningen and the UMCG, as well as making it easier to generate analyses and reports based on this research information.

3. What is Pure?
Pure is a ‘current research information system’ that collects and stores, from underlying databases, UMCG research information, related to the research organisation and the research output. Subsequently Pure creates associations between this information.

4. What are the benefits of Pure?
Pure can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including semi-automatically:

  • Creating and updating profile pages (displaying personal information, scientific publications and, in the near future, awarded grant information and ‘outreach’ activities available from public databases (e.g. press clippings)
  • Generating identical, up-to-date UMCG research information on the level of departments, research institutes- and programmes, for both the UMCG and the University of Groningen website
  • Creating publication lists for different purposes, for example generating a CV within the context of writing a personal grant application
  • Generating UMCG research output, for example within the context of writing a self evaluation report needed for a peer review research evaluation (SEP evaluation).


5. How do I log in to Pure?
You can access Pure at  https://pure.rug.nl/admin. Before doing so, please check the list with names on the UMCG intranet (Are you working on a University computer? Log in with your p-number here.) If your name is on the list, use the UMCG button to log in. If your name is not on the list, please use the University of Groningen button to log in. If you have problems with logging in to Pure, please contact Guus van den Brekel (Contact), Medical Information Specialist and UMCG Coordinator for Etalage at the Central Medical Library.

6. What kind of information will be shown at the profile pages?
The profile pages will display your personal information, scientific publications and, in the near future, awarded grant information and ‘outreach’ activities available from public databases (e.g. press clippings). Activities related to, but additional to your main job including possible ‘conflicts of interest’ must be mentioned on the profile pages. Guidelines for mentioning additional activities and possible conflicting interests of UMCG employees, can be found here.

7. How should I describe possible ‘conflicts of interest’? 
Activities related to, but additional to your main job including possible ‘conflicts of interest’ must be mentioned on the profile pages. Guidelines for mentioning additional activities and possible conflicting interests of UMCG employees, can be found here. 

8. Who can I contact for questions about the Etalage project or support?
For questions about the Etalage project or support, please contact Guus van den Brekel (Contact, 050 363 2632), Medical Information Specialist and UMCG Coordinator for Etalage at the Central Medical Library. 

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