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February 2016

The University Research Information System – Implementation of Pure

(1 February 2016)

Implementation of the new University Research Information System is a University-wide project being led by the Directorate of Research and Business Engagement Support Services (RBESS). Pure is the software chosen by the University to be implemented as its research information system.

The new functionality will enable staff to comply with HEFCE’s Open Access (OA) Policy, which comes into effect in April 2016 and which will affect submissions to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Due to the broad scope of the system, Pure will be launched incrementally throughout 2016. The first roll out of Pure will take place in quarter one this year and will contain the following features:

  • Replacement of eScholar as the University’s institutional repository for managing publications
  • Displaying postgraduate research theses
  • Viewing research applications, awards and projects
  • Creating CVs
  • Demonstrating links between research information

Staff will be advised of the date from which Pure formally replaces eScholar and the process by which publications will be managed in due course.

An overview of the features described above, along with information about the Pure project to date, will shortly be available in an online guide. A range of getting started and familiarisation sessions (both face to face and online) will also be available for staff. The Project Team welcome any questions, which can be sent to

Regular updates from the project team will be available on the Faculty Research Office page, as well as the CRIS Project website.