Research IT

Improving the University’s Research Explorer Portal

The Research Explorer portal, which forms part of the Pure software, is being upgraded. Researchers and PGRs can now preview the upcoming changes and your feedback is encouraged!

To ensure we can showcase the broad range of research activities and outputs at the University, a project is underway to upgrade Research Explorer, the University’s platform for researcher and PGR student profiles.

The upgrade will ensure we are able to continue to provide a supported platform for users, which is easily discoverable and accessible to the public, potential collaborators and partners and prospective students. On average Research Explorer receives in excess of half a million page views a month with around 200,000 requests for publication data alone.

The upgrade will also introduce some new features to promote research conducted at the University. These include the ability to affiliate work with one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; the introduction of Fingerprinting, which autogenerates weighted searchable keyword expertise terms; a new image gallery and the ability to embed video content on publications, amongst many more.

Before the upgrade goes live later in the year, we are providing a preview of the changes to all Pure users over the summer months. Researchers are able to view their new profile, as well as access a range of updated training materials.

To read more about the Research Explorer portal upgrade project and for details on how to access the preview, please visit the Pure support pages. To submit your views and feedback on the upcoming changes email the Pure team.