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Manage your personal profile in Pure

This guide will help you update your personal profile page in the VU Research Portal

Set an automated search for publications in Pure


You can set automated searches for your publications from the last 2 years in several online sources: Scopus / PubMed / Web of Science / ORCID / Mendeley / ArXiv

Navigate to the Automated Search tab in the left hand menu and toggle On to set the search in the source of your choice.

Scopus and ORCID use the Scopus en ORCID author IDs listed in your profile. For the other sources you will need to set the name variants you want Pure use for finding publications.



Searches will be performed every 7 days.


We advise you to use Scopus as the primary source for importing publications:

  • Pure will use Scopus author IDs for matching authors to personal profiles in Pure, preventing mismatches of authors with common names.
  • Scopus metadata includes indexed external organizations which will improve the network of your profile (collaboration map)
  • Publication abstracts are included, which will help to improve the Fingerprint of your profile.


To do a direct search in one of the online resources:

Click the green Add content-button in the top right corner of the screen.

Choose Research output > Import from Online source