System maintenance

System maintenance

Three major 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.

What can I expect during the upgrade?

Upgrades can take anything from a few hours to a full full day, to give our IT colleagues time to carry out the upgrade we will normally restric acess to Pure for the 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 on staff pages or university web pages will not be available during the upgrade. These pages are generated dynamically from Pure and rely on system availability to display publication lists.

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

Can I still notify paperaccepted@abdn 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 major upgrades users may see the introduction of new features or changes to some of the layouts within the system. The most recent example of this was the new layout to the personal overview screens.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information please email

What other system maintenance is ongoing?

Following the introduction of RAMS (Worktribe), application and awards data are now synchronised into Pure from Worktribe. You can view your application and award information in Worktribe and in Pure. You can use Pure to link publications, activities and Impacts to grants and other funding. If you spot any errors in the award information displayed in Pure please email