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One of the features of Pure we think you’ll like the most is the ability to manage your profile. So let’s take a look at that…

Among other things, you can add author IDs and ORCID, add links (to social media and other sites you might have), tell the system if you go by or publish under a name other than the one on your staff record, and provide a short bio and research, teaching and enterprise interests, all of which are then displayed on your public portal page.

The plan is for your Pure profile to populate the academic profiles on your departmental web pages, so updates to Pure will be pushed to those web pages as well. While this particular integration won’t be in place for launch – we need to give you time to update your profiles – we’re working with IT Services and are looking at whether we’ll be able to copy profile information from the web pages into Pure so you don’t have to start with a blank slate.

Prints Charming

Pure will also automatically create something called a fingerprint by text mining your profile, abstracts and so on to present ‘concepts’ that can help people identify your areas of interest and expertise.

An example of a Pure fingerprint
An example of a Pure fingerprint

Putting your research on the map

Finally, the University, every organisational unit within it, and every person on the portal will have a collaborations map. If your research output, event, or co-investigators on a project have a location recorded against them in our version of Pure, a point will be added to the map. But don’t worry: you’ll be able to switch this off in your own profile if you’d rather not display it.

If you have questions about Pure, you can check out the Research wiki or e-mail us at [email protected].

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