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.

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

Successful Grants Library

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

Library Resources

Research Guide: Tracking Your Research Guide

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

Research Professional

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

Dr Peter Humburg, Statistician: Weekly Drop-In Clinic Times

Need help with statistics in research? Feel free to drop-in to one of Dr Humburg's sessions.

T: +61 2 9850 9848  E:

Cognitive SciencesMondays1:00 pm - 3:00 pmAHH 3.716
Educational StudiesTuesdays9:00 am - 11:00 am29WW 207
LinguisticsWednesdays1:00 pm - 3:00 pm12SW 558
PsychologyThursdays1:00 pm - 3:00 pm4FW 527

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

Useful links

R for Social Scientists

ggplot Extension Course: plotting in R

Mixed Models and R Language

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

New Starters

Please see the dropdown options below for useful resources for those who are new to the Faculty.

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.


Please see the dropdown options below for useful resources for mentoring.

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