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Research Impact Metrics

Author Identifiers

Author Identifiers distinguish you from other researchers that have the same, or similar names. They ensure that all your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you. If you publish under variations of your name, have a common name, change your name or change institutions you are at risk of having your work incorrectly associated with another author. An Author Identifier is a solution, providing you with a unique profile which allows you to get credit for all your work and helps potential collaborators, funders and employers to find you.

PURE Research Management System

Macquarie University uses the PURE Research Management System

  • To record, track and manage your research proposal and the department and faculty approvals
  • To collect relevant investigator and/or institutional certifications when required by funding bodies
  • To enable Research Services and the Office of Financial Services to create your project account(s) once the grant or contract is funded
  • To collect essential information for internal and external/government reporting purposes
  • To provide you with transparency in the review and approval process during the submission of your application


Macquarie University strongly encourages all researchers to use ORCID, a unique researcher identifier which is fully owned and controlled by the researcher. It doesn’t change, irrespective of funder, affiliation or field of research.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) encourage all researchers applying for funding to have an ORCID identifier.

ORCID should be linked to your PURE profile.

Other Identifiers

Other databases, such as Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as collaborative platforms and networking sites such as Mendeley and Twitter, provide the facility for researchers to create profiles.

Visit our Other identifiers page for information about how to manage these profiles and link them to PURE where applicable.