Overview of Pure




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View Royal Holloway's research outputs and researcher profiles

Pure is Royal Holloway's research information system. Pure provides a single location to store information about research, such as publications, activities, 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, departmental and research group web pages on the Pure Portal and creating CVs and bibliographies. Pure provides discoverability and visibility of research activities at the College.

Current status

As of May 2020, Pure contains information on over 38,000 research outputs from 1000 staff, along within details of over 2,700 research projects. It also lists details of over 4000  research students. Pure was launched at Royal Holloway in September 2010. Pure is supported by staff in Research and Innovation, Library Services and IT Services.

Pure and the College website

The Pure portal provides the researcher profiles on the College website.

Pure and the next REF

Pure is being used to collect and analyse information for the next REF in 2021 and was used to prepare and return Royal Holloway's submission to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It is essential that Pure profiles are updated regularly by staff. View the REF open access pages to find out how to record information in Pure to meet the Open Access requirements.

Pure Awards Management Module and research projects

Pure is used to store all research grant application and award data for the College. Information in Pure related to grant applications and awards is administered by R&I. Applications will be added to Pure as they are approved/submitted and they will be updated when R&I are advised of the outcome. The information in Pure is used to report to the College's Research Committees and Heads of Schools / Departments therefore R&I need to be informed when staff become aware of the outcome of any grant proposals.

There are details of 2700 research projects on Pure. R&I staff add the details of funded projects which have been though their grant application processes. Staff can also add details of other projects to Pure.

It is important that staff add relations between their outputs and projects as this creates the links between them on personal and department / group Pure pages.

Pure and Research Data Management

Figshare, the College's research data catalogue, is available for academics to record information about their datasets and provides long-term storage for their data. It is College policy that researchers provide a Data Access Statement along with all publications submitted to Pure stating where the underpinning data can be accessed.

More information about research data can be found on the RDM webpages.

Pure and Open Access

Pure provides Open Access to research publications, which enables research outputs to be made openly available for anyone to read and download. 

View Royal Holloway's research outputs and researcher profiles

May 2020

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