The University of Turku carries out high-quality, multidisciplinary research and promotes open and effective science. The Current Research Information System UTUCRIS (also known as Converis) is used for managing the data collected on research, maintaining the researchers' profile information (e.g. areas of expertise, research, teaching), and recording professional merits.
The goal of UTUCRIS is that researchers and their expertise and results are more visible, which in turn increases the recognition of both the researchers and the University of Turku. The public information in the UTUCRIS system and the personnel's profiles can be browsed online through the university website or the Research Portal of the University of Turku.
Research information database and institutional repository
Basic information on researchers and organizations is automatically synchronized from other internal systems at UTUCRIS. The library imports publications affiliated to University of Turku from Web of Science and Scopus databases using an automated search once a month. Researchers add all of their academic activities and all publications which are not included in Web of Science or Scopus.
UTUCRIS also serves as institutional repository of University of Turku. Full text versions of research articles are archived in the system if the publisher's policy allows self-archiving. The library always checks the current copyright and archiving policies of scientific journals and publishers before making any files publicly available.
Information collection for funding purposes
The Ministry of Education and Culture disburses the disposable core funding using the financing model. According to the model 14 percent of the university’s funding depends on the quality and quantity of scientific publications. For peer-reviewed publications with Publication Forum level 0-3, the coefficient are 0.1-4, for other publications the coefficient are 0.1. Open access peer-reviewed publications will get the coefficient 1.2. The University of Turku reports its own publication number based on the data from the research information system (that's why it is important to add your own publications to the system). The data collected in the research information system is also available to other funders (e.g. the Academy of Finland).
The background system of the research information system is Converis.