Research Information System (RIS)

University of Twente research information is the public portal where research output, profiles and activities are published.

Pure research information is the back-end system where researchers can manage their research output, profiles and activities

NEW UT-Researchers:  By default your profile is set to non-visible, please follow these instructions to activate.

On December 7, 2022 Pure research information (backend) will not be available due to an upgrade


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.

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 We are happy to set some dates for work sessions, in which we will explain all relevant features in more detail. 


FAQ & Contact

Please see the Pure Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) website.
For general questions about Pure please contact the UT Pure support team:

If you have any questions about Pure and/or Research Information System(s) at the UT, please consult your Pure faculty manager:


  • 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
    • projects
    • 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
  • 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

    Fingerprints enhancements

    • Only content with title AND abstract are to get a fingerprint

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