Pure is Royal Holloway's research information system. To access Pure, please visit:
Pure provides a single location for you to store information about your research, such as your publications, collaborations, research projects and grants etc and the associations between them. Having been entered into Pure once, data can be used for a variety of purposes, including automatic population of personal and research group web pages and creating CVs and bibliographies. Pure is designed to make it as easy as possible to keep information about your own research up-to-date, providing ongoing visibility of research activities at the College.
Upgrades to Pure
As of March 2013, responsibility for maintaining Royal Holloway's instance of Pure has been taken over by Atira, the company which develops the system. This change means we will get faster access to new features in Pure, as well as to fixes for any problems we have encountered.
Major upgrades to Pure are released three times a year. The next major version is 4.16, which is due to be released in June.
In May 2011 the College Research Committee approved the policy on the population and maintenance of the Pure research information system. This document lays out the key principles of its organisation and usage as well as explaining the roles and responsibilities for the population and maintainence of data within Pure, including the crucial part played by individual members of academic staff. More details and the document itself can be found in the Pure Policy section.
Pure and the REF
Pure is being used to prepare the College's submission to the REF. In particular, individual members of academic staff should note that in preparing the submission, Pure will be the only source of information on publications and research outputs. It is essential that you keep the bibliographic information in your Pure profile up-to-date.
Pure and RCUK Research Outcomes System
Information in Pure will also be used to update RCUK's Research Outcomes System (ROS). The ROS is an openly accessible web-based system which provides information about the research outcomes of grants made by AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC and EPSRC. In order to avoid grant holders having to input outcomes information about their research in both ROS and Pure, the College has agreed it will supply this information to ROS centrally by drawing on data within Pure. Again, it is essential that information in Pure is kept up-to-date and links made between outputs and projects.
Pure, Open Access and our Institutional Repository
Pure is also the main interface with the College's Institutional Repository. You can submit material into the Repository through Pure and in line with the College's commitment to Open Access, this will enable research outputs be made freely accessible in the public domain.
Pure and the College website
The Pure web portal operates alongside the main College website and has been “skinned” to appear identical to the main website. Departments can decide how Pure integrates with their Contensis generated websites.
Pure was launched at Royal Holloway in September 2010. As of April 2013, it contains information about over 20000 research outputs from 680 staff, along within details of over 1500 research projects. It also lists details of over 1,000 current research students.
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