Pure Conference 2020 virtual | Elsevier

Elsevier has been closely monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19. Due to the on-going uncertainty of the pandemic and to ensure the safety of registrants, Elsevier has made the decision to host our Pure International Conference 2020 in an online forum. The conference will be open to our global community of Pure users as well as those interested in exploring Pure as a RIM system within your organisation.

Given the breadth of our global user community and to best support participation by our community of users in different time zones, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting 2 separate conference forums.

Date: 27-29 October, 2020


  • 08:30 – 11:30 HRS EST
  • 14:30 – 17:30 HRS CET

Date: 3-5 November, 2020


  • 13:00 – 16:00 HRS HKT/SGT
  • 15:00 – 18:00 HRS AEST

Both sessions will provide an opportunity to hear from Pure users, meet the Pure product and technology teams, learn more about the platforms direction and how Elsevier is investing in integrations to ensure Pure continues to be the world’s leading Research Information Management (RIM) system.

No fee will be charged for participation.

About the Conference

The virtual forums will address recent trends in the significance, position and use of Pure, specifically their meaning for the support of COVID-19 response as well as Open Science promotion.

    The conference sessions will cover a broad range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Open Science: utilizing CRIS ecosystems to support the principles of OS
  • COVID 19 support:  utilizing integrated data driven systems, global collaboration and connections etc.
  • Supporting Research Strategy
  • Research Impact and Outcomes
  • Partnership and Innovation (industry and academia)
  • Data Integration
  • Data Interoperability
  • Reporting
  • Grant/Award Management
  • Knowledge Exchange

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now open and will run through August 31, 2020.

Submission Guidelines

The paper should be a brief summary of the session you want to present at conference. It provides information for delegates to help them choose which sessions to attend and the way the content review committee decide which presentations will be included in the programme. The paper itself can be a maximum of 200 words.

Focusing on the themes and topics outlined below, there will be a series of 2 to 3 tracks, running in parallel sessions over the course of the 3-day event.

The proposal submission process is through an online portal. During the submission process, please clearly indicate which virtual conference you wish to participate in — either the conference beginning on October 27th or the one beginning on November 3rd. We would welcome and encourage your participation in both conferences, if possible.

Session Format

    The format of the virtual conference presentations will be as follows:

  • Presentations (20 minutes)
  • Lightning talks (10 minutes)

Either of the formats may take the form of a discussion, a panel discussion, a virtual poster, or other.

Terms and Conditions:

  • The proposals submitted is in English.
  • The text of the proposals along with the names and affiliations, poster, PowerPoint presentations and/or additional documents will be published on the conference website and this will not raise any copyright issues.
  • The content review committee reserves the right to ask presenters to change presentation type in order to create a more cohesive conference programme.
  • Presenters will be recorded for live streaming. A recording of the presentation and a copy of the slides will be published online and distributed to registered delegates.
  • 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 in order to be included in the programme.
  • All presenters must clearly indicate which virtual conference they wish to participate in — otherwise, we will assume your participation will include both the October and November virtual sessions.


Further details relating to the program of both virtual sessions will be forthcoming.


  • Coming soon


Pre-registration is now open. We will host 2 separate virtual sessions, both are 3-day events, limited to 3 hours per day.

Registration is provided at no cost.

Pre Registration

The dates and times of the sessions are as follows:

    Date: 27-29 October

  • 08:30 – 11:30 HRS EST
  • 14:30 – 17:30 HRS CET

    Date: 3-5 November

  • 13:00 – 16:00 HRS HKT/SGT
  • 15:00 – 18:00 HRS AEST