Three new releases of Pure are issued by our software provider every year, the Pure team test and review each upgrade before rolling out a new version. When a new version is due to be rolled out you will be notified when you log into Pure and on this web page. Our next upgrade is due on 15 Febraury 2022

What can I expect during the upgrade?

Upgrades normally take a few hours but may take a full day. Updates to existing data and the introduction of new features, mean that you will not be able to log into Pure during an upgrade

What will happen to publication lists on staff pages?

Publication lists generated from Pure and displayed on staff pages and university web pages will not be available during the upgrade. These pages are generated dynamically and rely on system availability to display publication lists.

Publication lists can be accessed from our public research portal  The research portal does not rely on the same dynamic connection as staff pages and stores data even when the system is unavailable.

Can I still notify of new publications?

Yes, the email service will still be available, although the library team will not be able to add your publications to pure until after the upgrade has finished

What can I expect after an upgrade?

During a minor upgrade most users will not experience any changes as many of the updates happen in the background and are more noticeable to users with administrative roles.

During a major upgrade users may see the introduction of new features or changes to some of the layouts within the system.

The next upgrade of Pure will introduce a new layout to the personal overview screens, a user guide outlining the changes is available here.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information please email

What other system maintenance is ongoing?

Following the launch of RAMS (Worktribe), synchronisations of application and awards to Pure have been temporarily suspended, we hope to restore the synchronisation function in February 2022. To view your application and award information please log into Worktribe