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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.



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.


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. 

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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:


  • 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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