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.  The next upgrade will take place on 17 December 2019

What can I expect during the upgrade?

During an upgrade you will not be able to log into Pure. Upgrades normally take one or two days and involve updating existing data and the introduction of new features.

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 facing portal  This public 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?

For most users, Pure will be the same as before; many of the changes happen in the background and will be more noticeable to users with administrative roles. Where new features will change the look or function of Pure we will provide details of new features on this page.

What new features are in this version?

  1. There are some minor changes to our web services content. This has no direct impact on users but allows us to do more with the data in Pure and should help us improve the connection between Pure and staff or research group webpages
  2. Staff with access to the REF module will see the largest number of changes in this version.  This version brings in the connection to the REF submission system allowing us to begin the process of submitting reduction requests. There are also some minor changes to the ability to propose reserve outputs and the inclusion of Sub profile categories for select units of assessment
  3. Improved functionality for the Research portal will also be delivered, with more secure Contact features

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information please email