Research profiles user guides
What's new in Research Explorer (autumn 2022) A summary of changes
- Managing your personal profile (including adding your contact details)
- Adding sections to your personal profile
- Layout of profiles
- Configuring your research profile
- Changes to profile headings
Best practice guides
- Writing your research profile best practice guide
- A guide to altmetrics - understanding the Altmetric and PlumX metrics on your profile
- Fingerprint configuration
- Configuration settings for researcher profile maps
- Managing your UN SDG tags
- Similar Profiles feature
- Creating an image gallery
- Embedding video content on publications
- Showcasing your Project records on your profile
- Tagging your profile and Pure records to a Research Beacon, Institute or Platform
Researcher profiles FAQs
Which data from my profile will be shown externally?
Only certain sections from the information held in your account in Pure will show externally on your research profile.
These include any heading added under the 'Curriculum and research description' section, such as 'Biography', 'Qualifications' and 'Research interests'.
Your current affiliation (school/unit) will also show, along with any contact details you have added (email address, telephone number etc).
Your profile photo, any links and your ORCID will also be visible.
Please note that the following fields are NOT externally visible -
HESA Staff ID
Affiliation start and end dayes
Start date at the institution
When will my school webpage be updated?
Any updates you make to your Pure profile (such as, for example, updating your biography), will not update any Faculty or School webpages you may have.
Any profiles which you may have previously maintained via My Manchester can still be updated using this system.
Why can’t I find my profile in an internet search?
Once your profile is set to ‘public’ and it is visible in Research Explorer, it can take a few days for it to appear in search results. This is because the search engines need to locate and index the new page.
If your profile is not visible in search results after 10 days or more, please contact email@example.com
How long do I have to wait for updates to my profile to be available?
The majority of changes you make to your profile information update on your profile within a few minutes.
How do I make my profile visible?
You can make your profile visible on the Research Explorer by changing the visibility status to 'Public'.
To change your profile's visibility setting, log into Pure and click on 'Edit Profile'. Scroll to the bottom of the editor window to the Visibility section.
Change the visibility to 'Public' and click the blue Save button.
Your profile will then be immediately available on the Research Explorer.
Research Explorer preview FAQs
What is the preview?
The preview is an opportunity over Summer 2022 to review your new look profile on a development environment. Your current profile on https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/ will not be affected.
Where can I find details of the changes?
How do I preview my new profile?
You can preview your new profile by going to https://uom-staging.elsevierpure.com/en/.
In the username field enter 'preview'.
In the password field enter 'preview'
Use the search box to search for your name.
There is data missing in my profile preview, what should I do?
I don't have a profile, can I take part in the preview?
If you have never created a research profile in Pure, you can still preview the new look Research Explorer using the link and credentials provided. You won't however be able to view your own profile. If you'd like to create a profile please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I edit my new profile during the preview?
It is not possible to edit your profile during the preview. If you'd like to use any of the new features to see how they will look please contact email@example.com and we can assist you.