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07 Nov 2022

Work to improve our research profile platform between Thursday, 10 and Monday, 14 November – information and guidance available

Research Explorer Upgrade 2022 What You Need to Know

We are pleased to announce that the upgrade to Research Explorer, the University’s research profile platform, is scheduled to take place between Thursday, 10 and Monday, 14 November. During this period, you may notice some temporary degradation on Research Explorer whilst the upgrade is configured. We hope to minimise this disruption as much as possible.  

If you have not yet had an opportunity to review your new researcher profile, the preview environment is still available – if you would like details on how to access this, please contact us using the details below.

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback to date, 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 will automatically be updated, and your existing data will be 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 will be available to users via the Pure Support website.

In addition, we are also hosting in-person drop-in sessions across campus. 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. 

  • MECD foyer - on Monday, 28 November 11.30am-12.30pm and Wednesday, 14 December 12pm-1pm.
  • Alliance MBS foyer - on Wednesday, 23 November 12pm-1pm and Wednesday, 7 December 12pm-1pm.
  • Stopford foyer - on Wednesday, 16 November 12pm-1pm and Wednesday, 30 November 12pm-1pm.
  • NGI 3rd floor seating area - on Friday, 18 November 12pm-1pm and Friday, 2 December 12pm-1pm. 

Help and support

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