In today's hyper-competitive research landscape, securing funding has become increasingly challenging. Researchers spend significant time navigating complex grant applications, with limited global funding opportunities available. The struggle to efficiently manage award processes can hinder the pace of groundbreaking discoveries in a world where research excellence is not just a pursuit, but a necessity.

Our webinar aims to illuminate the profound impact of Elsevier's Pure in revolutionizing the grant application journey. Through real-world scenarios and insights from Macquarie University, we'll showcase how Pure optimizes award management. Our expert product manager, James Poon, will provide a detailed exploration of Pure's innovative features and capabilities, positioning it as the unparalleled solution in award management. It's time to transcend limitations and embrace a future where researchers can focus on advancing knowledge and driving impactful discoveries.

Session 1: From opportunity to award – How Pure supports institutional grant management - James Toon, Elsevier

Using Pure to improve efficiencies in the Grants Management process.

Discover how the Pure Award Management module provides value to our customers by streamlining processes and enhancing efficiencies across the entire research lifecycle.  We will explore the core features of the module and how it has evolved in the past 2 years.  The session will provide an overview and examples of its use as well as some insight into our plans for the system.

Session 2: A roadmap for excellence in award management - Semira Dautovic, Macquarie University

Join us to gain insights from Macquarie University on how they utilize the Award Management Module to improve application success rates, streamline the funding cycle, and establish a cohesive business process for awards management. Their implementation has led to a significantly more efficient process.
  • Webinar Introduction (5 mins)
  • From opportunity to award – How Pure supports institutional grant management (20 mins)
  • A roadmap for excellence in award management (20 mins)
  • Session Recap and Q&A (15 mins)
Semira Dautovic
Semira Dautovic is the Director of Research Performance and Development at Macquarie University. She graduated with a BSc and MBA at Macquarie University. She has extensive experience in research management including responsibility for national research assessment submissions such as Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI) as well as all aspects of research reporting for operational and strategic purposes. She is a member of various research committees and current member of the Australian Persistent Identifier Strategy Taskforce. She is a professional research manager with achievements including the successful implementation of multiple IT projects (including PURE, Infonetica, ServiceNow, Onit, systems, etc.) and leading various teams including Post-Award, Reporting, Data and System, etc.
James Toon
Solution Lead and Senior Product Manager
James is a senior product manager in the Pure team with responsibility for the Award Management Module and Pure Community Modules.

James has been with Elsevier for the past 7 years working as a customer consultant, solution lead and product manager. He has over 13 years of hands on experience of Pure having previously worked as a Research Information Systems Manager in the University sector.
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