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 number of components (called Modules) within the system. Not all of these can be launched and supported at once. The following are key elements and components of PURE and details of which have been launched and are thus currently supported.

  • 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 - Roll Out of Core Components (Staff Profiles, Activities, Outputs, Impacts) to wider University - COMPLETED WITH ONGOING TRAINING AVAILABLE
  • Element 5 - Advanced Portal (Portal with Bangor Specific Branding) - COMPLETED
  • Element 6 - Directory of Expertise - COMPLETED
  • Element 7 - Datasets  - ONGOING
  • Element 8 - Student theses - DUE SUMMER 2018
  • Element 9 - Curricula Vitae - COMPLETED
  • Element 10 - Press and Media- NOT YET LAUNCHED
  • Element 11 - Enhanced Project Finance Reporting -NOT YET LAUNCHED
  • Element 12 - Application, Award and Project Management -NOT YET LAUNCHED

PURE Familiarisation Sessions 2017/18

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.

You are encouraged to attend one of the training workshops.

  • 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 book onto the session most convenient for you:

All sessions held in the REO Meeting Room, Ground Floor, Eryri Building, Management Centre.

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

Contacts

  • 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