Research IT

Upgrades to Research Explorer

Find out about the latest upgrade to Research Explorer and what it means for researchers at the University.

The Research Lifecycle Programme are pleased to announce that the upgrade to Research Explorer, the University’s research profile platform has now taken place. As part of this upgrade, you may notice some temporary degradation on Research Explorer whilst the upgrade is configured. We hope to minimise this disruption as much as possible.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our preview and provided feedback, we have compiled a selection of feedback into our You Said, We Did document.

What do I need to do?

You do not need to take any action as part of the upgrade. Your profile has automatically updated, and your existing data has now transferred. You can continue to manage your research profile as you do now.

You may wish, however, to use this opportunity to review your existing profile and ensure it is up to date and/or review the updated training and guidance materials on the Pure website which covers the new functionality available (including Fingerprinting and configuring the UN SDG tags).

How can I access support for this upgrade?

New training and guidance materials is now available to users via the Pure Support website.

In addition, we are also hosting in-person drop-in sessions across campus at the start of 2023. You can visit our pop-up stand at the following locations and dates where you are welcome to come along and ask any questions you may have.

  • 11/01/2023 12-1pm and 01/02/2023 12-1pm Stopford reception foyer
  • 13/01/2023 12-1pm and 03/02/2023 12-1pm NGI – 3rd floor seating area
  • 18/01/2023 12-1pm and 08/02/2023 12-1pm Alliance MBS foyer
  • 25/01/2023 12-1pm and 15/02/2023 12-1pm MECD foyer

Help and support

If you have any questions on the upgrade, please go to the Pure Support website, or contact the team.