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Research information system - Pure

Pure is a web based system that replaces the Research Expertise publications database, providing improved functionality for all users. This new system has already been successfully tried and tested in several European countries.

About Pure

Capture of research activities

Pure offers the flexibility to capture many research-related activities such as:

  • Research outputs (publications), including full-text which can be passed through to the University's Open Access Institutional Repository - Research@StAndrews: Full text.
  • Professional activities and awards, outreach and knowledge exchange.
  • Statements relating to the impact of research - in preparation for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Integration with other central systems

Pure is also fully integrated with data from other central systems such as:

  • Staff details from Human Resources.
  • Postgraduate research student details, including funding and supervisor details, from Registry and Finance.
  • Research project details (grants, consultancy, studentships, etc.) from Research Funding Office.
  • Pure links to a new portal to increase the visibility of your research - Research@StAndrews: Portal

Information

This project has been run as a joint project with the University of Aberdeen. Together, we are the first universities in the UK to use Pure. Others, including Strathclyde, York and Royal Holloway will also now implement Pure.

For further details contact the Research Policy Office - rpo@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Pure

Latest news

5 February 2014:  Pure will be unavailable from 5pm on 5th Feb until approximately 4pm on 6th Feb to allow for scheduled maintenance.

3 December 2013:  Pure has now been upgraded to version 4.16.5.

2 December 2013:  Pure will be unavailable from approx 3am on Tuesday 3rd December until 12 noon to allow for scheduled maintenance.

25 September 2013:  Pure has now been upgraded to version 4.16.3-1.

24 September 2013:  Pure will be unavailable from approx 3am on Wednesday 25th September until 10am to allow for scheduled maintenance. 

20 August 2013:  Pure has now been upgraded to version 4.16.2-1.

19 August 2013:  Pure will be unavailable from approx 3am on Tuesday 20th August until 10am to allow for scheduled maintenance.  

17 July 2013:  Pure has now been upgraded to version 4.16.1-1.

15 July 2013:  Pure will be unavailable from approx 3am on Wednesday 17th July until 1pm to allow for scheduled maintenance.  There will also be a 15min outage on Thursday 18th at 8am.

28 June 2013:  Pure has now re-opened.

27 June 2013:  Pure will be unavailable from approx 9am on Friday 28th June for approx 30 mins for scheduled maintenance.

25 June 2013:  Pure has now been upgraded to version 4.16.0.

24 June 2013:  Pure will be unavailable from approx 4am on Tuesday 25th June until 1pm to allow for scheduled maintenance.

14 May 2013:  Pure has now been upgraded to version 4.15.4.

28 January 2013:  Pure's web of Science import is now available again

24 January 2013:  Pure's Web of Science import is currently unavailable, import problems are being investigated.

22 January 2013:  Pure has now been upgraded to version 4.14.3.

21 January 2013:  Pure will be unavaible from approx 1am on Tuesday 22nd January until 12:30 to allow for scheduled maintenance.

12 December 2012:  Pure has now been upgraded to version 4.13.2-2.

11 December 2012:  Pure will be unavaible from approx 1am on Wednesday 12th December until noon to allow for scheduled maintenance.

2 August 2012:  Pure has now been upgraded to version 4.13.1-5.

1 August 2012:  Pure will be unavaible from approx 1am on Thursday 2nd August until noon to allow for scheduled maintenance.

24 July 2012:  Pure has now been upgraded to version 4.13.1-1.

23 July 2012:  Pure will be unavaible from approx 1am on Tuesday 24th July until noon to allow for scheduled maintenance.

8 March 2012:  Pure has now been upgraded to version 4.12.3-1.

7 March 2012:  Pure will be closed for maintenance from midnight and may be unavaliable for sometime on 8th March.

23 February 2012:  Pure has been upgraded to version 4.12.2-1

21 February 2012:  Pure will be down for maintenance from 5pm on 22nd Feb and may be unavaliable for sometime on 23rd Feb.

27 October 2011:  Pure has been upgraded to version 4.10.  Find out about the new features in our Pure Newsletter Oct 11 (PDF, 419 KB) 

25 October 2011:  Pure live down for maintenance.

September 2011: Read about the latest Pure developments in our Pure Newsletter Sept 2011 (PDF, 353 KB)   

April 2011: Pure has now been improved and is faster to use, login to experience the faster service.

February 2011: The public portal will be launched on 1st March 2011.

Contact

Research Policy Office

College Gate
North Street
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AJ
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 467 220

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