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Pure International Conference 2024

Advancing the Future of Research Management: Leveraging Pure for Impact

October 22-24: Valencia, Spain


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Celebrate a decade of innovation at the 10th Pure International Conference in Spain this October!

The Pure International Conference is the premier gathering place for anyone involved in Research Information Management Systems (RIMS).  Since its launch in Amsterdam in 2015, the conference has fostered a vibrant community for researchers, administrators, and technical users from across the globe. This year, we will be heading to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean coast - Valencia! Surrounded by orange orchards and sandy beaches, the city that enjoys year-round sunshine will be our gracious host! We hope that you will join us as it’s sure to be an event to remember! 

Shape the Future of Pure at #PRCN2024

The 10th Pure International Conference promises to be another landmark event!

  • Gain fresh perspectives Be inspired by thought leaders and peers who will share their latest research and RIMS best practices.

  • Expand your network Connect with a global community of Pure users. Build valuable connections that will enhance your RIMS expertise for years to come.

  • Engage with the experts Meet the Pure team and provide valuable feedback on the product, services, and user community. Gain exclusive insights into the future roadmap and how Pure is evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of research institutions.

  • Knowledge sharing and collaboration Continue the legacy of sharing knowledge and collaboration with your esteemed colleagues from over 400 institutions around the world.

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This year, the conference will be a 3-day event with the addition of an optional pre-conference workshop day, followed by 2 full days of agenda programming. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 22nd through Thursday, October 24th.

Check out the venue for this year's conference and view the preliminary agenda!

"The conference was a success in my eyes. A great event that has given me a lot to think about on my return to my home institution. The presentations were well paced and interesting on the whole."

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PRCN 2023 attendee


The call for proposals is now open for the 10th Pure International Conference! This is your chance to be part of an enriching and collaborative event. Elsevier welcomes proposals from the Pure community that share insights, expertise, and innovative ideas. 

Theme:  Advancing the Future of Research Management:  Leveraging Pure for Impact

Submission deadline:  June 5th, 2024 

We invite proposals on, but not limited to, the following topics:   

  • Communities - research information exchange at a regional or national level 

  • Data interoperability 

  • Knowledge exchange 

  • Output and performance: research assessment, rankings and benchmarking. 

  • Partnership and innovation (Industry and Academia) 

  • Pure in the cloud – hosting, security and storage 

  • Reporting and compliance 

  • Research impact and outcomes  

  • Research Portals  

  • Showcasing 

  • Use Cases in the application of Pure 

  • Utilizing RIM/CRIS ecosystems to support the principles of Open Science/Open Access 

  • Workflow processes 

The format of sessions at the conference includes: 

  • Presentation  

  • Panel discussions 

  • Posters 

  • Workshops

Submit your proposal  

To get started, you will need to create an account(opens in new tab/window) on the proposal submission platform, Oxford Abstracts. You can make modifications to your submission; however, please be advised that final submissions are due by June 5, 2024. 

The proposal should include the title of your presentation or poster and a detailed summary of the session you wish to present at the conference.  The information should provide sufficient information to help delegates choose which sessions to attend.    

Start your proposal(opens in new tab/window)   

If your proposal is accepted, you will receive an e-mail from the Conference Content Review Committee during the last week of July.  

Please note: In the case of a proposal acceptance, the conference registration fee will be waived for speakers and panel participants.       

Terms and conditions:  

  • The proposal must be submitted in English.  

  • The text of the proposals along with the names and affiliations, PowerPoint presentations and/or other supporting documents will be published on the conference website, and this will not raise any copyright issues.  

  • The Conference Content Review Committee reserves the right to ask presenters to modify presentation type to create a more cohesive conference program.  

  • As this is an in-person event, presenters/panellists are expected to travel to Valencia.  

  • Presenters will be recorded. A recording of the presentation and a copy of the slides will be published online and made available to the Pure global user community and in some instances publicly.   

  • It is the responsibility of the main presenter to submit the proposal. They are the main contact with responsibility to communicate with other co-authors and ensure they are all registered to be included in the program.  

  • The conference registration fee will be waived for accepted speakers/panel participants, but all presenters must arrange their own travel and accommodation. 

Key conference dates 

The timeline for submitting and selecting contributions is: 

  • 16th April 2024 – Proposal submission opens 

  • 5th June 2024 – Call for Proposals closes 

  • Week commencing 22nd July 2024– Acceptance/Rejection Notification 

  • 1st October 2024 – Final PPT presentation due (no changes after this date) 


More details about the conference program will be announced in due course.   

View the preliminary agenda.

If you have any questions or for more information about the Pure International Conference 2024, please contact us at  [email protected](opens in new tab/window).

"I love the Pure conferences. They are always so well organised, and I always leave feeling I have gained more knowledge. The staff can't do enough for you and are always on hand to answer any queries. Honestly, it is always Pure Brilliant. :)"

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A Taste of Past Pure Conferences

And for those of you who want a feel of what you can expect at the conference, here is a quick overview of PRCN2023 in Dubrovnik and a link to a short video(opens in new tab/window) of the event.   

In 2023, we gathered in the beautiful, fortified wall city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. From the shores of the Adriatic Sea, we welcomed 200 delegates from over 91 institutions, covering 26 countries, to the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace. The agenda was robust and included a keynote from the European University Association on the Reform of Research Assessment, 3 concurrent programming tracks, with over 50 presentations and the World Cafe networking session. Event themes focused on data interoperability, grant management and funding workflows, research impact and outcomes, research portals and communities, reporting and compliance use cases, supporting principles of open science, cloud hosting and security, knowledge exchange, partnership, and innovation and many, many presentations on use cases in the application of Pure.

The full agenda from 2023 can be reviewed here(opens in new tab/window). In addition, the session recordings from PRCN2023 are also available here(opens in new tab/window).

Join us in Valencia, Spain from Tuesday, October 22nd through Thursday, October 24th! Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the dynamic Pure International Conference community and shape the future of research information management. 

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