Service Description

Aberdeen University Research Archive (AURA) is an open access institutional repository for the University’s research outputs. It is fully integrated with the University’s Research Information System (Pure) so there is a single workflow for creating a publication and adding the full text.


  • Uploading of full text research outputs through Pure
  • Publication of research outputs
  • Classification of research outputs by Department or School
  • Keyword and browse search options


  • All University of Aberdeen staff and research students

Service Hours

  • 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year (except for maintenance)

Level of Service

All members of staff and research students can upload material to the Aberdeen University Research Archive via Pure. The research outputs published in AURA are available free of charge to anyone who has internet access.

The systems are supported by the AURA Team with upgrades and additional technical support provided by external suppliers.

The systems are available 24x7 with the exception of any periods of pre-scheduled software upgrades or system maintenance.

Support and Documentation

User Responsibility


  • The Aberdeen University Research Archive service is funded by Library, Special Collections and Museums and provided at no cost to end users.