Resources and Advice

Resources and Advice

Research Resources and Advice


As the Research section of the Human Sciences intranet is the only section that is currently live, the linking capability of the sidebar on the left of this page is not yet working. If you would like to navigate to any of the other pages in the Research section, please follow these hyperlinks: Funding Opportunities, News and Events and Ethics.

Grant Resources

Please see the dropdown options below for useful resources for grant writing and grant applications.

Setting up your PURE profile

Setting up your PURE profile:
See the New Starter's Guide for details on how to set up your PURE profile.

Adding content to your PURE profile:
Please see the 'Pure Research Management System' dropdown information (under the GRANT RESOURCES heading above) to see how to insert information (references, CV content etc) into your PURE profile.

Linking your PURE profile to ORCID and Scopus:
Please see the 'ORCID at Macquarie University' dropdown information (under the GRANT RESOURCES heading above) to see how to link your PURE profile to ORCID and Scopus.

Activating your public PURE profile:
All current staff with an active MQID should be able to log in and edit their Pure record. Once you have completed adding content to your PURE profile and you are ready to publish your profile to the public Portal, you will need to follow one or both of these steps:

1) Log a OneHelp ticket requesting the activation of your public PURE profile. The Service Desk in IT will then confirm your employment details and make your profile live on the portal.

Your profile will be automatically enabled by Service Desk if you meet the following criteria:
> you are in a Research Only or Research and Teaching role
> you are an active researcher, meaning you have at least one research output in PURE RMA, and your FTE ≥ 0.4

2) If you are in a Research Only or Research and Teaching role and your FTE ≤ 0.4, or you are a professional staff member, the IT Service Desk will request that you provide email approval from your Head of Department (for Academic staff) or Manager (for Professional staff) in order for the Service Desk to enable your profile on the portal. if in doubt, contact OneHelp and they will be able to advice you of the requirements.

Checking if your PURE profile is live:
You can check your profile is live by visiting and searching your name.

Updating your PURE record

Please check your PURE profile regularly and ensure it’s up to date with all your publications listed.


Login to PURE here: or (link at the bottom of the page).

  • To add any publications that are not on your profile follow the instructions on this wiki page. Use the links under “Add/Import research outputs” to manually add or import an output:

Import a candidate from the research output automated search

Import a research output from an online source

Import a research output from BibTeX RIS and CERIF files

Add a research output manually


  • Book and book chapters are often more likely to require manual entry.
  • If you’re not sure what your output is just use Other Contribution and the Library will classify the output on your behalf. Furthermore, when adding an output just complete the fields that are marked * and the Library will complete the rest.
  • Make sure you save as you enter information as there is no autosave.
  • Included in the list of research outputs are Reports. These can be entered in the Book/Report template as "Commissioned report" or "Other report". Don’t worry if you don’t know the type of report, just enter as much detail as you can, save, and the Library will do the rest, including the categorisation.


  • To enable automatic searches, login to your profile and choose “Edit profile”.  Open the Wiki and find the list “Add/Import research outputs”,  here there is a link to “Enable automated search for research output candidates”. Follow the instructions to set up automatic searching.

ORCID at Macquarie University

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a unique, persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. ORCID is fully owned and controlled by you. It doesn’t change, irrespective of funder, affiliation or field of research. ORCID supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognised. It is important to include your ORCID in your publications, when applying for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.

Step 1. Create your ORCID or link an existing one with PURE
> Create ORCID using Pure research management system or link your Pure record with existing ORCID following the step by step instructions provided here.
> Authorise Pure to export your outputs to ORCID.
> Keep your Pure research management system record up to date

Once Pure is linked to your ORCID record, it will automatically export any new research outputs you add to Pure to your ORCID record daily, automatically keeping your ORCID profile up to date.

Step 2. Link your Scopus profile with ORCID
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature, scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Please follow the steps shown here to link your Scopus profile with ORCID. This step is important to ensure Scopus accurately identifies you and increases the chances of external funding bodies and University ranking agencies (e.g. QS, THE, ARWU) identifying you as a researcher at Macquarie University. Please note that not all published content is indexed in Scopus. If Scopus does not index publications that you are publishing in, you may not have a Scopus author profile. If so, linking Scopus with ORCID may not be possible.

Want to know more?
Macquarie University Library provides ORCID support for researchers. Please see the Library guide or email

PURE Mandatory Questions Walkthrough

Please find a PURE Mandatory Questions walkthrough at this link.

Successful Grants Library

The Successful Grants Library contains external and internal grant applications that were successfully funded.

Developing A Budget For A Scheme Application

Budget ItemWhat To IncludeFurther Information
Salary and Scholarship ratesSalary level requested eg Academic level A, Step 4 or Professional H07, Step 2 or MQRES - PhD Scholarships
* % of Full Time Equivalent work (FTE)
* % on-costs included
On the  University Research Services website, see under the heading 'Research Grant Resources' and then under the dropdown tab titled 'MQ 'Salary and Scholarship Rates' for MQ Salary Rates* (Academic, Professional, PhD Scholarships etc).

*Particularly for internal schemes (note that some external schemes do not allow this) when calculating a salary for years beyond the year represented on the MQ Salary Sheet, it is important to include a 2% salary rise annually to account for a rise in the consumer price index.
Direct Research CostsParticipant payments, open access publication fees etc.

Participant payments: please see our Ethics page (see under dropdown tab titled 'Payment of participants in research') for more information on payment models.

Contact the Faculty Research Office if you require advice:

Indirect Research CostsIf permitted by funding organisation:
* 25% of the first $200,000 of the Direct Costs, plus
* 15% of any amount of the Direct Costs above $200,000

Macquarie University's Indirect Costs Policy

TravelCosts including:
* flights or other transport
* accommodation
* per diem allowance
MQ Domestic and International Per Diem Rates

ATO Allowances (Per Diems and Accomodation)

ATO Cents per kilometre (for vehicle travel)
Co-fundingAmount of co-funding approved by the faculty and/or the DVCR and what it will be used for (formal application for co-funding required, restrictions apply)Macquarie University Co-funding webpage
MQ Catering Catering for conferences, workshops, seminars on campus*

*Please note that other catering options exist, so please make sure to contact the MQ Events team (T: +61 2 9850 1883,
E: if you need further advice.
Piccolo Me Catering
T:  +61 2 9889 2946

Cult Eatery Catering
T: +61 2 9805 0787

Developing A Research Output Report And Track Record Narrative

MQ LIBRARY SERVICE: The MQ Library now offers a bespoke service to help researchers with developing a narrative around their their track record and research outputs for scheme applications.

The library can build a report - encompassing metrics from platforms such as Web of Science, SciVal, Scopus and AltMetrics - for an individual researcher and then meet with the researcher to discuss how they should interpret the report. The service allows researchers to develop a complimentary narrative around their research performance using relevant metrics. If you are interested in this service, please get in touch with the contacts below.

Research Librarians:

Heather 2 9850 7557
Grai Calvey 2 9850 7557

TRACKING YOUR RESEARCH GUIDE: The MQ Library also has a guide for the tools available to measure the quantitative and qualitative impact of researchers and their research.

Quantitative measures include h-index, citation counts, journals impact factors. Research impact can be demonstrated qualitatively in terms of social and cultural applications and measures of esteem.

Visit the Tracking Your Research guide webpage for more information.

Library Resources

For each Department within the Faculty there are specific Research Librarians with expertise who can help with research-related enquiries. Please contact them should you require any help.

Research Librarians:

Educational StudiesJohn EliasJane Van Balen 
Cognitive ScienceJeremy CullisJohn Elias 
LinguisticsGrai CalveyHeather CooperJane Van Balen
PsychologyJohn EliasJane Van Balen

Awarded Funding: Reporting, Milestones, Variations and Transfers

Please see below information on how to develop reports for awarded funding and organise variations and transfers.

Reporting and Milestones

Some organisation’s deliverables/milestones involve a payment. The CI must complete all deliverables/milestones on time and in accordance with the agreed terms and conditions. The completed deliverable/milestone, or evidence of completion, must be sent to, who will notify OFS and arrange invoicing.

Please also note that a researcher's eligibility may be impacted when applying for an internal scheme if they have any overdue reports for internally awarded funding.

Please visit this link for more information and report templates for external and internal schemes.

Variations and Transfers

Variations are changes to a project’s funding or completion time. Variation requests should be considered carefully before submission, as the procedures differ depending on the funding organisation. Your faculty research office should be consulted to discuss proposed variations.

Variations may also require new integrity or ethics approvals.

Transfers are when the administering institution of the project must change. Whichever way the transfer is going, both institutions should be contacted early to minimise delays in funding transfer.

Please visit this link for information on variation and transfers and how to organise them at  Macquarie University.

Research Professional: Funding Opportunities Database

Please see below information and links to the Research Professional Database and helpful guides.

Research Professional Database

Research Professional is an online database of research funding opportunities and a source of international research policy and practice news. As a member of a subscribing institution, you are free to browse the content of the site, create customised searches of its content and share this information with colleagues.

Statistics Resources

A statistical consulting service is available to HDR students. Please contact A/Prof Peter Petocz for details.

Please see the dropdown options below for useful resources for statistical analysis in research.

Online Courses

Courses for SPSS, R, and Stata are available on Linkedin learning (formally (accessible through the library's subscription).

Introduction to R on DataCamp

Introduction to R on edX.

Data Wrangling with R on edX.

Data Visualisation with R on edX.

Linear Regression with R on edX.

Resources for Faculty Mentors and Mentees

The Early Career Researcher Mentoring Program within the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University is designed to provide ECRs with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge, skills and abilities in order to enhance their academic or professional careers. The Faculty’s ECR mentoring program gives our ECRs access to senior academic staff who have expressed an interest in mentoring.

Please see the dropdown options below for further information about the ECR Mentoring Program and useful training resources.

Early Career Researcher Mentoring Program

The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Mentoring Program within the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University is designed to provide ECRs with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge, skills and abilities in order to enhance their academic or professional careers. Knowledge, skills and abilities via mentoring may be enhanced in several ways:

  • Knowledge: building personal awareness of information (e.g., funding opportunities, alternative perspectives or scholarship)
  • Skills: the application of new knowledge in practice (e.g., application of new measurement or statistical techniques).
  • Abilities: learning to apply new skills and knowledge reliably in alternative or diverse contexts.

Mentoring may be a useful tool for supporting ECRs to navigate their career path, to understand and access institutional opportunities, policies and processes, and to increase confidence and competence in undertaking various scholarly activities.

The Faculty’s ECR mentoring program is designed to give our ECRs access to senior academic staff who have expressed an interest in mentoring. Mentors provided in the attached list from the Faculty have self-nominated to be mentors for ECRs.

Objectives of Initiatives:

  • Enhancing academic career and professional development at the University through a developmental mentoring partnership
  • Providing ECRs with a strategy for broadening their knowledge, skills and abilities through mentoring
  • Fostering research partnerships between ECRs and mid-later career academics
  • Supporting the resourcefulness, confidence, and self-reliance of ECRs as they transition into their mid-career.

If I would like a mentor what do I do next?

Below is a link to (1) a list of mentors from the Faculty and (2) a list providing mentoring categories/topics (referred to by some of the mentors in the first list) . If there is a mentor that you would like to make contact with please contact them via their listed details. It is recommended that you come to mentoring with a specific goal in mind (e.g., a research activity that you would like advice on, a career decision that you may like to discuss) and that you select a mentor based on their capacity to provide some guidance or a new perspective on this particular goal.


1) List of mentor contacts in each Department

2) List of mentoring categories/topics

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