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New research information system TUNICRIS will be launched in autumn 2020

Published on 9.6.2020
Tampere Universities
TUNICRIS, the joint research information system of Tampere University and Pirkanmaa Hospital District, will be introduced in autumn 2020. TUNICRIS replaces SoleCRIS, TUTCRIS and Julki (currently used by the hospital district). The research information system will be used to register and maintain publications, academic activities and other research information of Tampere University and Pirkanmaa Hospital District.

TUNICRIS supports researchers, support services and management in presenting, reporting and evaluating research outputs and activities. Publication data reported to the Ministry of Education and Culture is collected through the system. The public TUNICRIS research portal provides an up-to-date view to all research outputs and activities of Tampere University and Pirkanmaa Hospital District, improving the visibility of research and open access to research publications.

Elsevier was chosen as the system provider after an open tender procedure. Elsevier Pure has been in use at the Hervanta campus since 2015. The same system is used in Finland by e.g. University of Helsinki, Aalto University and VTT.

Transition in autumn

Registering and validating content in current systems ends on September 30, 2020. Publications, activities and personal profiles in existing systems are automatically transferred to the new system. No action is required from researchers at this point. TUNICRIS opens for internal use at Tampere University and Pirkanmaa Hospital District on October 12, 2020. The research portal will not yet be publicly available at this stage. After all publications have been transferred to TUNICRIS, research and teaching staff will be asked to check their profiles and report potential issues to the library. Old systems will still be available for browsing and comparing data. Instructions for checking the data will follow.

TUNICRIS introduction sessions and training for research and teaching staff will start in September. More information on trainings will be provided later.

TUNICRIS opens to the public in November.


The new system reduces manual work

TUNICRIS has extensive integrations with various databases and services (e.g., Scopus, WoS, PubMed, ORCID, Scival, Publication forum (Jufo), and PlumX). This greatly reduces the manual work involved in registering and validating publications. The connection between TUNICRIS and Trepo institutional repository makes it easy to save full texts for self-archiving while registering and reviewing publication data.


System features

• The library can import publication data from several different databases
• Researchers can easily add publications that cannot be found in databases
• Researchers can save full text files for self-archiving purposes directly through the system
• Publication data can be automatically transferred to / from ORCID
• TUNICRIS has a public research portal where information can be browsed by e.g. unit, person and fields of science
• Researchers can create a CV of their publications and expert assignments using a built-in CV tool
• Possibility to maintain and link other research information (e.g. descriptions of research data and research infrastructures)


More information: cris.tau [at]