AR&D offers various guidelines and templates for their affiliated researchers. If you are an AR&D affiliate please take a look at the items below.

Pure - Personal Page Researcher

For the visibility of you as a members from Amsterdam Reproduction and Development (AR&D) and to strengthen your own network, it is essential to have your Pure researcher’s profile complete and up to date!

Pure is the research information system of Amsterdam UMC, Vrije University, and University of Amsterdam and manages your output. It also gives you and your research exposure with an extensive profile on the research portals (Amsterdam UMC, VU, UvA) and a researchers profile on the AR&D website.

Update your Pure profile in three steps:

  1. Get your AR&D affiliation added
    Most publishing employees of Amsterdam UMC, VU and UvA have a Pure profile including their departmental affiliation. Besides the departmental affiliation, all researchers must also be affiliated with a research institute, which must be added manually. A minimum of one research institute and a maximum of two research institutes is allowed.

    For Amsterdam UMC: the Pure contact person of your AMC or VUmc department can affiliate you manually in Pure to a research institute.
    For VU: please contact the Library Pure Support.
    For UvA: please contact the Pure support team.
  2. Validate and add your research output and other important activities
    The automatically imported publications in Pure need a final validation of the researcher. Publications and other contributions can also be imported manually or via an automatic search (via Scopus). Other important research information and activities can be manually added to your Pure profile, including projects, prizes, awards, press/media, committee memberships, guidelines and datasets.
  3. Update your personal information
    Every member can edit or add personal information to their Pure profile, to present themselves and increase their findability, which can improve collaboration. This also includes uploading a professional and representative photo, your ORCID-ID, a biography/focus of interest, and keywords describing your expertise.

Log in to edit your Pure researchers profile:

For more information read the Pure instruction manuals carefully: Amsterdam UMC
Vrije Universiteit

University of Amsterdam

Did you know that data from Pure profiles will be used in the evaluation reports of the research institute and your own department? Make sure you will update your Pure profile, to contribute to a complete and up to date Pure system and annual reports.

Affiliation guidelines AR&D

Examples of affiliations for publications:

L. Henneman 1,2
Amsterdam UMC location Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Dept. of Human Genetics, De Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 Amsterdam Reproduction and Development research institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

T.J. Roseboom 1,2
1 Amsterdam UMC location University of Amsterdam, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 Amsterdam Reproduction and Development research institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The choice of affiliation for publications is dependent on the researcher’s primary appointment or the location where the research budget is governed. For researchers affiliated to both locations, we recommend to include both affiliations separately.

Note: for organizational units within Amsterdam UMC it is not allowed to change the address of ‘De Boelelaan’ or ‘Meibergdreef’ into the address of the building where your office is located. This has to do with the findability of Amsterdam UMC output in scientific databases for accountability purposes.

PhD thesis:

Location de Boelelaan: “This thesis was prepared within the Amsterdam Reproduction & Development research institute, at the department of (…), Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Location Meibergdreef: “This thesis was prepared within the Amsterdam Reproduction & Development research institute, at the department of (…), Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

AR&D - Amsterdam UMC logo

Please use one of the following templates if you need to use the AR&D Amsterdam UMC logo or the AR&D visual.

AR&D AmsterdamUMC UK logo .ai document:

AR&D AmsterdamUMC UK logo .jpg document:

AR&D AmsterdamUMC UK logo .pdf document:

AR&D visual:

Powerpoint templates

Please use these templates for your presentations if you are an AR&D researcher.

Template 4:3 Nederlands:

Template 4:3 English:

Template 16:9 Nederlands:

Template 16:9 English:

Guidelines conflict of interest - grants

AR&D formulated guidelines regarding integrity and conflict of interest.

Open Science

For the reuse of data, it is a prerequisite that research data is stored in a FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) way. Amsterdam UMC researchers can use various open data repositories (e.g. Figshare for location AMC and DANS for location VUmc) to share and openly publish their research FAIR data sets. Support regarding storage and archiving is provided by the Research Data Management Helpdesk of the Medical library of location AMC (internal link), and the Research data management department of the UB VU for location VUmc.

In both locations support and information on Open Access publishing is provided as well, since over the [ast few years Open Access agreements have been made with publishers and journals to enable Amsterdam UMC researcers to publish their acticles Open Access at discount rates (up to 100%).


Interactive Venn diagrams for genes expressed in the germline and cancer

As a supplement to the article “Massive expression of germ cell specific genes is a hallmark of cancer and a potential target for novel treatment development (2018)”, Bruggeman et al. developed a web-based application. The aim of this study was to identify potential therapeutic targets in cancer therapy using a bioinformatic approach. This application can be used to adapt the inclusion criteria used to identify potential candidate genes (in red), and visualize how these candidate genes compare to other studies (in blue). Click here to launch the web-based application for Bruggeman et al. 2018 (Oncogene).

A similar application was developed for the follow-up article “Tumors widely express hundreds of embryonic germline genes (2020)”. This application can also be used to alter the inclusion criteria and see how this affects the selection (purple), and how the selection compares to other studies (orange) and Bruggeman et al. 2018 (brown). Click here to launch the web-based application for Bruggeman et al. 2020 (BioRxiv)

VSNU Guide - Tackling threats and intimidation against academics

Scientists, in response to media and other public appearances, are increasingly facing threats, intimidation and hate reactions. The universities have taken measurements such as the guide 'Tackling threats and intimidation against academics', which contains measures to help employees who are faced with threats as help as best as possible. Scientists are encouraged to use their knowledge and insights for the benefit of society. But when that leads to intimidation and threats, the universities regard that as a direct attack on academic freedom and freedom of expression. They stand four-square behind their scientists and if there is a threat, they will be reported. The universities want to protect and support their scientists and start a movement to expose threats from society.

This document from the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) contains recommendations for our organizations, employees and managers.