AURA - Institutional Repository

AURA 

About AURA 

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

Publication on AURA (with appropriate permission from publishers) will satisfy most funding bodies open access requirements for research outputs. Information on our institutional policy on open access and funders open access mandates is available here

Instructions on how to use the repository 

Publishing in AURA is not an alternative to traditional publishing but ensures that your research is available to those who do not have subscriptions to scholarly journals or who are not aware of the subject repositories in your field of research - the research outputs published in AURA are available free of charge to anyone who has internet access. AURA also brings together the research output of your College, School and Department ensuring that the University's research has the profile it deserves. 

AURA is fully integrated with Pure so there is a single workflow for creating a publication and adding the full text. The only way to add a document to AURA is through Pure. Documents added to Pure will appear in AURA once they have been copyright cleared by the AURA team and the publisher's embargo has passed. The following Pure user guides will help you to add documents to Pure: 

  • Adding new content includes guidance on uploading to AURA 
    How to add content from scratch using predefined templates, or import content from online sources such as WOS and PubMed. 

  • Adding new content on behalf of others 
    How to add content from scratch using predefined templates, or import content from online sources such as WOS and PubMed, on behalf of others in your School or Department. 

Further information and user guides are available on the PURE pages on StaffNet 

Contacts 
AURA Team 
aura.deposit@abdn.ac.uk 
+44 (0)1224 274446 
 
Mary Mowat 
Copyright Officer 
copyright@abdn.ac.uk 
+44 (0)1224 712751 

PURE - Research Information System

Pure

Pure is the University's Research Information System. It is fully integrated with AURA so there is a single workflow for creating a publication and adding the full text. It is important in managing research output by:

  • Making the upload of full text publications easy
  • Diplaying data relating to research activity held in other University systems e.g. Research Grant information
  • Linking related activities to build up an overview e.g. impact statements to a publication
  • Aiding preparation for the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

See the Pure website for details on how to use the system and login.