Creating a public profile in Pure

Your personal web profile is your opportunity to self-publicise, and a chance to highlight your achievements. Please include information which could help attract collaborators and improves your global visibility.

How should your profile be organised?

Click the "add profile information" button and use the pre-set headings provided by the drop down menus to add content to the text box, rather than writing several paragraphs under a single heading.

Pick the headings that are relevant to you - you don't need to use all of them. You can create sub-headings by using bold text or by selecting a "subheading" type provided in the "paragraph" drop down menu.

Use plenty of white space, bold text, bullets and headings to make it easier for readers to scan your page.

Don't forget to save the page. You can change the order of the headed sections as you wish.

There are two key sections on your profile, your Research Summary (an 100 word MAX description of your work) and a box to advertise potential PhD research projects which are currently available. Both of these will be prioritised on the portal, and appear at the top of your profile. Please note, if your Research Summary section is longer than 100 words then part of the text is lost when viewing your portal profile.

What should you do about your publications?

Please do NOT type your publications into the text box intended for your profile. Use Pure’s Research Outputs module to record details about your publications. This allows the Library to capture information for Open Access policy and allows us to ensure their eligibility for the next REF.

What else should you do?

Check that your links work! Once you are happy with your profile, maximise your search potential by writing about your research projects and keeping your research publications section up-to-date. Maintaining your records in a database means other people in LU can link to your records, increasing your potential to be found.

How do I get the most out of Pure?

One of the most valuable features of Pure is its ability to allow you to link data together. This means you can share and reuse data - whether for internal browsing of the back office, or for display on the web.

For e.g. you can take a project record, link it to all its outputs, staff, departments and research groups. This means that multiple department web pages can display the content, rather than restricting it to the PI's department. This is a really powerful way to show interdisciplinary collaboration and encourage potential partners from outside LU.

Showing these links is highly valuable to potential funders and to staff with similar research interests. These links also drive the 'relations graphs' that will be available in web portal.

Can I produce a CV?

Yes - Pure will allow you to produce a CV in minutes. You can save a template for reuse, or create many different CVs for different purposes. You can create a static CV, or choose for it to update automatically, every time you add new data.

What should staff do about updating their webpages?

Pure will replace existing systems for writing personal web profiles. The advantage of this is that everyone can be displayed in a single directory, sharing research groups and keywords to help people find out about you and your research.

If you have a well-developed web page which is not part of an existing department website, you can link to it from your Pure profile.

You can also use Pure to write about non-research activities such as teaching or business and enterprise activities.

Please also complete the "research summary box" and the "PhD recruitment" box as we will use this content to generate department lists.

Can Pure import data from publications datasets?

"Self-imports" can be made from Web of Science, PubMed and ArXiv databases. You can set Pure to do a regular search for new publications. Watch video to see how to set up a scan.

Pure can also import publications in RIS and BibTex format, which can be produced from Endnote, Reference Manager, WoS and DBLP for example.

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