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.
Research information database and institutional repository
Basic information on researchers and organizations is automatically synchronized from other systems at UTUCRIS. The library imports publications affiliated to University of Turku from Web of Science and Scopus databases using an automated search. 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
13 per cent of funding allocated to Finnish universities by the Ministry of Education is based on the amount and quality of scientific publications. The University of Turku reports its figures through UTUCRIS. The information gathered through UTUCRIS can be utilised by other funders (eg. Academy of Finland) as well.
The software system behind UTUCRIS (Converis) is provided and hosted by Clarivate.