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Pure is a web-based system that captures a wide range of research-related outcomes, impact, and activities, and promotes the University’s research excellence to the wider community. The information in Pure underpins many of the University’s processes

Pure stores information about research activities such as:

  • Professional activities and awards, outreach and knowledge exchange
  • Underlying data from publications (Datasets)
  • Research outputs (Publications)
  • Evidence of Impact

Content in Pure can be related to build links between people, grants, publications, impacts and datasets. Pure also synchronises with other university systems, including research grants, HR data, and student supervision details, to provide a connected view of research activity. To meet government, funder and audit requirements, it is important that research staff across the institution maintain their Pure profile, and keep Pure up to date with their latest research outputs and activities.

As part of the University research information system, Pure also provides a public research portal to showcase academic research and activities. Publications, Datasets, Activities and other data added to Pure with a visibility of Public will be displayed on the Public Research Portal. Open access publications with an attached full text file will be uploaded to the Aberdeen University Research Archive (AURA) where all open access publications are available to read. Find out more on our Research Portal information page.

'How to' videos and training resources can be found at and in the User Guide resources below.