ACRIS: import and export of content

Here you can find information on how to export or import the data to and from ACRIS.

Transferring publication information via API

The publication information can be transferred and made publicly available to other web pages via API. Web pages can be Aalto internal web pages or external.

API transfers research information as it is available on Acris: publications which visibility is set to public and status is validated will be transferred.

Service is free to use for anyone - just a registration is needed. 

Information which can be transferred:

/research-outputs : Lists all research outputs
/research-outputs/{id} : Get research output with specific ID. Retrieve ID (pureID) from above API. Uses  
/research-outputs/{id}/fingerprints : Lists all impacts associated to the research-output specified by an ID (pureID) 

Getting started

  1. Go to
  2. Register – Sign UP
  3. Use your company/team/research group name in the registration form.
  4. You will get the confirmation to your email (check also your spam).
  5. If you do not recieve email, please contact: [email protected]
  6. Login with the link in the email.
  7. Click “Services”
  8. Click “Subscribe to Research API”
  9. Click on “Applications” -> “Create new application”
  10. Click “Research API”
  11. Give a name for your application which will use research publication data and select “Create Application”
  12. Now on Applications tab you can see your new application’s key.

How to use the API

Check the documentation:

-    Store the API Key previously generated above
-    Documentation Tab -> Research Publications API
-    “Authorize” -> Enter your new API Key

For help, please contact [email protected]

Importing data to ACRIS
Importing data to ACRIS as a CERIF XML format.

Importing content from another Pure system to ACRIS

You can import content via a CERIF XML format file to ACRIS, if you have been using Pure system in your previous organization:

  1. Log in to ACRIS and click Add content -button.
  2. Choose Research output for Submission and click the option Import from file.
  3. You can either copy and paste the XML directly from the file, or upload the whole file. A duplicate record check is performed and you can choose which content you want to import. 
Extracting cerif file from ACRIS

Exporting content from ACRIS to another Pure system

You can extract a copy of your data from ACRIS before leaving the university:

  1. Log in to ACRIS and go to your research ouput overview screen. 
  2. Filter the content you would like to export in you research output overview screen.
  3. At the bottom of the screen is a labelled option to export in CERIF XML. Click on that and save the file for further use.

Downloading CV as a PDF file

Creating CVs in ACRIS. You can download your CV as a PDF-file from ACRIS.

Back to ACRIS instructions index and ACRIS instructions main page:

All ACRIS instructions

This page compiles all ACRIS instructions. ACRIS, Aalto Current Research Information System, is the research information management system of Aalto University. Information is displayed in the public portal

ACRIS Instructions

Aalto Current Research Information System (ACRIS) is Aalto University’s research information management system. The system contains up-to-date information about the research and artistic activities of the university. These activities are shown through the public portal

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