Research registration has been mandatory at Aalborg University since 1992. Since 2006, all research registration has taken place online in the research registration system Pure. All staff in active employment has personal access to Pure. Unless other local arrangements have been made, members of the academic staff are responsible for registering their own research. Every department has a reporting officer who handles approval of publications. The VBN Editorial Office handles the final quality assurance of data and validates the publications.
Registered research publications are included in The Bibliometric Research indicator (BFI), which is part of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s performance-based model for the distribution of basic funds for Danish universities.
Likewise, registered research publications are included in Denmark's Open Access Indicator. The indicator shows the extent to which researchers make their research publications freely accessible to the outside world via the Internet. The polls show how close Denmark is to meet the objectives of the National Strategy for Open Acces drawn up by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
Registration of research activities, awards, press appearance, research applications, research grants, and research projects takes place on a voluntary basis, but helps show the full profile of the researchers.
Research registration of PhD theses in Pure has been mandatory for all faculties since January 2015.
Dissemination of the above content types takes place via the VBN-portal.
The VBN Team at Aalborg University Library