PURE @ Bangor

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What is PURE?

In order to manage our research activities Bangor University has implemented a Research Information Management System called PURE. You may access PURE from the following URL http://pure.bangor.ac.uk. This system aims to provide solutions for both researchers themselves as well as back-office staff administering research within the University. The PURE system supports organisational efficiency and also provides a professional shop window for the University's research activity through a new research portal http://research.bangor.ac.uk. PURE draws together research information from both internal and external sources and facilitates an evidence-based approach to Bangor's research and collaboration strategies, assessment exercises RCUK and HEFCE open access compliance and real time visibility of current research activity.

PURE holds information for research active staff grouped into the following categories:

  • Research Outputs
  • Research Activities and Events
  • Research Students
  • Research Data Sets
  • Research Applications, Awards, Funding and Projects
  • Research Impact
  • Press Clippings
  • Research Equipment and Facilities
  • Researcher Expertise

This information can be linked, viewed, exported and presented in various ways to help individual researchers, research administrators and managers and external people access Bangor's research activity, for example:

  • CV's - public, private, highlighted
  • Internal and external research networks
  • External research positions
  • Academic and professional qualifications
  • Person expertise and key words associated with your research
  • Open Access Repository
  • Data feeds to your individual web pages
  • Reporting functions on information held in PURE

Project Progress

There are many elements to implement PURE in Bangor and not all can be launched at the start. The following are key elements and when we anticipate launching them.

  • Element 1 - Installation of Server Environment and Basic Set-up of PURE - COMPLETED
  • Element 2 - Synchronisation of Person Data from line of business systems - COMPLETED
  • Element 3 - Import of Legacy Publications Data - COMPLETED
  • Element 4 - Core Components: Profiles, Outputs and Impacts - COMPLETED
  • Element 5 - Trial of Core Components in one college - COMPLETED
  • Element 6 - Roll Out of Core Components to wider University - ONGOING
  • Element 7 - Advanced Portal (Portal with Bangor Specific Branding) - Expected June 2017
  • Element 8 - Directory of Expertise - Expected before the end of 2017
  • Element 9 - Press Clippings - Expected before the end of 2017
  • Element 10 - Data Sets - Expected before the end of 2017
  • Element 11 - Enhanced Project Finance Reporting - Expected before the end of 2017
  • Element 12 - Application, Award and Project Management - Pilot project underway January 2017

PURE Familiarisation Sessions

You are encouraged to attend one of the training workshops scheduled during the third semester.

Each session will cover:

  • General PURE overview and navigation
  • Your personal Profile, emails & messages, the PURE portal
  • Proposing outputs for REF
  • Managing your outputs and the PURE repository
  • Managing your research Impacts and Activities
  • Opportunity for Question & Answers

Please attend the session most convenient for you via the “Booking” link in the table below.

Day Date Time Booking
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 14:30 – 16:00 Book
Wednesday 17th May 2017 09:30 – 11:00 Book
Tuesday 13th June 2017 14:00 – 15:30 Book
Thursday 7th July 2017 11:00 – 12:30 Book
Wednesday 26th July 2017 13:30 – 15:00 Book

Data Quality

Person and financial data surfaced within PURE is derived from our other line-of-business systems. If you think data about you (e.g. name, job title, department etc) is incorrect then you'll need to contact Human Resources to remedy it. Similarly financial data about research projects arrives in PURE from the finance system and any deficieincies will need to be considered by the Finance department.

Help and Support

Quick Reference Guides


  • For REF and general PURE related queries contact: Claire Davis, Research Assessment Manager
  • For output and dataset related queries contact: Michelle Walker, Repository and Research Data Manager
  • For Impact related queries contact: Saskia Pagella, Impact and RCUK Manager, REO
  • For technical help with the PURE system contact: University IT Helpdesk