WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE RESEARCH INFORMATION WEBSITE:
PROVIDING A PLATFORM FOR YOUR PUBLICATIONS
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
University of Twente Research Information is the public portal where profiles, research units, projects, research output, datasets, activities, prizes and press/media are published.
Pure Research Information is the back-end system where researchers can manage their profiles, research units, projects, research output, datasets, activities, prizes and press/media.
NEW UT-Researchers: By default your profile is set to non-visible, please follow these instructions to activate.
Quick reference cards
Pure Research Information has a lot of features, some of which are especially beneficial for researchers and their university. We have gathered the most interesting features and will clarify them in quick reference cards.
- Show all quick reference cards
- Changing automatically added SDG's
- Datasets: Adding metadata to datasets uploaded in Areda (UT data archive)
- Datasets: Registration of datasets preserved at a physical location
- Adding ORCID to your personal profile
- Adding research output from previous employments
- Article Processing Charges (APCs)
- Automated search profiles
- Changing your name in existing research output
- Configuring user settings / adding a trusted user (delegate)
- Create research output from template
- Creating a CV
- Do's and don'ts when submitting/editing in Pure
- Enter a conference contribution
- How to add Activities, Prizes, Press/Media contributions and more
- How to add Artificial Intelligence Expert keywords
- Step-by-step instructions for new UT researchers
- Visualizing collaboration between researchers
- May 2019 upgrade: Personal overview page make-over
- 2018 June upgrade enhancements
Request for training
Pure Research Information has an intuitively designed interface which is generally easy to use. If however, in addition to the quick reference cards above, you require more guidance in the use of the system, please let us know via email@example.com. We are happy to set some dates for work sessions, in which we will explain all relevant features in more detail.
FAQ & Contact
If you have any questions about Pure and/or Research Information System(s) at the UT, please consult your Pure faculty manager:
- Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS)
Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman - 053 - 489 3399
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS/EWI)
Ard Sprenger - 053 - 489 9369
- Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET)
Anne-Marie Klijnstra - 053 - 489 5607
- Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)
Grietha de Jonge - 053 - 489 9868, Marco van Veller - 053 - 489 2991
- Faculty of Science and Technology (TNW)
Ashit Rao - 053 - 489 1718
- October 2023
APA citation format updates
Render and export updates to align with APA 7th edition
Multiple format updates have been added to the APA citation format to align content in Pure with APA guidelines.
Article number update: citation reference now includes the article number (where relevant).
Example: Authors (2021). Title. Journal, 67, Article 102024. https://doi.org/1234
E-pub ahead of print update: ‘Advance online publication’ status included in citation reference.
Example: Authors (2021). Title. Journal. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/1234
Accepted/In press update: ‘in press’ status included in citation.
Example:Authors (in press). Title. Journal. https://doi.org/1234
Conceptually related titles update: For conceptually related titles, the series title should not be included in the citation reference. Whereas for a book that is part of a multivolume work with volume numbers, the series title is included in the reference.
Example - conceptually related: Authors (2021). Title. In Editor names (Eds.), reference title (pp. 83-93). Routledge.
Example - not conceptually related: Authors (2021). Title. In Editor names (Eds.), reference title (pp. 83-93). (Series title) Routledge.
- September 2023
Plum metrics: discontinuation of Twitter/X metrics
Regrettably, due to the unforeseen and unmanageable costs associated with procuring Twitter/X data, it is with regret that Elsevier announces the discontinuation of Twitter/X as a source of metrics within PlumX. All Twitter/X sourced metrics will be removed from PlumX Metrics across all Elsevier solutions–inclusive of Pure and Scopus.
External affiliations possible on Activities
Adding and saving external affiliations on activities is now in line with what is possible on Research outputs. Activities conducted by researchers at previous institution(s) can now be imported/created and showcased with ease.
Display of Activities at external organisations in your personal page in the back-end:
The activity however will not be visible on the University of Twente Research information Portal because it is not an UT-affiliated activity.
Option to switch the h-index display on or off in your personal profile
When adding images to your personal profile its possible to add a copyright statement, caption and Alt-text
Display on Portal:
- December 2022
h-index source and time range expansion
Pure now provides a choice of citation source and time span (5-, 10- or All years) for the h-index metric. Visibility of the h-index within the personal user overview is now configurable, and personal users have access to multiple sources and time ranges (if enabled by Pure Administrators). The h-index is also available in reporting and the Pure Portal.
My gallery: image carousel available on Researcher profile
Personal users can add/remove images available on the researcher profile page from their Personal user overview > Edit profile > Personal identification > Profile photos.
To create 'My gallery':
- Edit personal profile in Personal user overview > Edit profile > Personal identification > Profile photos.
- Add images in the 'Profile photos' section.
- Set image type to 'Gallery'.
All the images marked as 'Gallery' will be visible in a carousel under the 'Research interests' section of the Researcher profile.
Google Maps: thumbnail replaced with a direct link to map
We are introducing a more practical map format on pages that support maps (Organization unit, Activity, Equipment/Facility, Prizes, Datasets): now, instead of simply viewing a thumbnail showing a zoomed-in location, the visitors will be able to select 'Show on map' and view the location directly on Google Maps. There, they can access additional information about the location and explore route options.
The map information is shown on the Portal only for supported content types and only if location information is provided in the Metadata > Geolocation section, and the visibility settings allow display on Portal.
Datasets: OpenAIRE required fields and status check on dataasets
to align with OpenAIRE guidelines for dataset interoperability (https://guidelines.openaire.eu/en/latest/data/index.html). it is now possible for users to add License information at the record and file level. The users can also get an easy overview of whether a particular dataset is OpenAIRE-compliant through the newly added OpenAIRE compliance check.
- December 2021
Preprint as a new sub-type of Research Output > Working paper.
Researchers can now import, create and report on preprints in much the same way they can with other research outputs.
Pure Portal new functionality:
Research unit filters options on the following content types: Persons, Projects, Activities, Datasets, Prizes and Press Media
Scopus import in Pure:
Researchers importing content from Scopus via the Import from online source functionality can now use Scopus Affiliation IDs as their only search term. This greatly simplifies bringing content from a specific institution and greatly improves the quality of results they receive in their search.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)
Researchers can add manually SDG’s keywords to their publications and to their profile in Pure.
More information about the SDG’s can be found at the official UN SDG website
- November 2020
NOVEMBER 2020 UPGRADE (13-11-2020)
The November 2020 upgrade offers new features:
Integration with datamonitor
- Enabling the integration with Data Monitor will automatically create Dataset content (associated with relevant Persons and Organisations) in Pure. Relations with Research Outputs will also automatically be created, where available.
Improved self import from Web of Science.
- It is now possible for researchers and researcher managers to search for content using the Web of Science ResearcherID.
ORCID integration update: Only export published publications, only export active affiliations
Portal redesign: UT Research Information
- Improved interface with search filters to narrow down content and surface the most relevant results.
- It is now possible to export the search results.
- Added tab: ‘Supervised Work’ in the person portal profile. This tab shows research outputs for which the profiled person served as supervisor.
N.B. Most modern browsers work well with Pure (latest versions of: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge), Internet Explorer is not supported.
- May 2019
Personal overview of backend profile make-over
- researcher profile
- PlumX metrics
- content inventory
- and more.......
- see the corresponding QRC for full details
PlumX filter added when searching research output
Award filters added with status option
- December 2018
- Automatic updates from Scopus from now on based on ScopusID
Previously the matching was based on surname. In order to have a more accurate matching on research outputs, the matching is done on ScopusID. As the ScopusID is also linked to your ORCID, we strongly advise researchers to create and always use the ScopusID (in Elsevier publications) and their ORCID.
- Changing templates within activities made possible, also revalidation on activities enabled
- GDPR rules with regard to downloading results applied
- Direct acces from the Pure portal to the backend profile management
When a user logs into the backend of Pure the first time following the upgrade, a cookie is added to the browser. From then on, when visiting your profile page in the Pure Portal, the cookie is detected, prompting edit buttons to display on the profile.
There are buttons for "Edit my profile", "Edit my fingerprint" and one to edit highlighted content for each (active) content family.
- When filtering research output (backend) on hierarchical keywords, option to 'Check all' to select all underlying values
- Automatic updates from Scopus from now on based on ScopusID
- June 2018
Personal profile settings enhancement
- Identify more easily your primary organizational affiliation
- Highlight specific content (research output, activities
- Choose a number of metrics you want to display on your portal “home-page” (h-index, citations)
- Additional external link icons available (Google scholar, ORCID, LinkedIN, Research Gate)
Plum metrics are added
Open Access improvements
- Display of OA and paperclip icons on results page
- Filter Research output for Open Access
- Only content with title AND abstract are to get a fingerprint