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From April 2022, datasets published by UvA researchers will be automatically imported and registered in Pure, the research output registration system. This will generally require no action on the part of researchers.

Through the implementation of a new system called Data Monitor and the link to the Pure UvA registration system, even datasets that were published outside of the UvA systems will be automatically imported and registered. Data Monitor is a database that contains metadata from datasets from a large number of scientific repositories.

If a dataset record is found, imported and validated by the Library, the dataset will become visible in multiple locations:

  • in Pure;
  • in the UvA employee profile for the relevant researcher (under the publications tab);
  • in UvA-DARE.

For more information, visit the Library support page.

Visibility of research

The importance of registering datasets and making them visible is increasing – both nationally and at university level. This was included in the UvA policy plan. UvA uses the Pure system for the registration of research output. In addition, UvA researchers can use UvA / AUAS Figshare to publish research output such as datasets. These systems are linked together and are both managed and maintained by the Library. Data Monitor is a new addition that improves the registration process and visibility of research output (datasets). As a result, the number of dataset registrations by UvA researchers has increased by a factor of 10 at least.

Any questions?

If you have questions, you can send an email to or contact your faculty's Pure administrator.