Pure and Edinburgh Research Explorer

Introduction and overview of Pure and Edinburgh Research Explorer, with links to the centrally maintained Pure guidance pages.

Pure is the University's current research information system (CRIS) and is used to log all research related outputs and activities alongside projects and press clippings. Components of Pure are used in the return to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Pure is the back-end of Edinburgh Research Explorer, which works as the University's institutional repository. Additionally, Edinburgh Research Explorer contains public-facing profiles of researchers. 

Pure is supported locally by the Victoria and Eva in the Informatics Research Data Management (RDM) team, and centrally by Research Information Systems (RIS). Informatics users are encouraged to contact RDM with any Pure queries, but may also find the central guides helpful. 

Pure login page

Edinburgh Research Explorer

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Contact the Informatics RDM team

RIS Pure overview page

Guidance on editing your research profile in Pure

Guidance on adding new content to Pure