Edinburgh Research Explorer
Learn more about the University's research portal
Edinburgh Research Explorer (ERE) is a hub for exploring the pioneering research that makes us a world-leading centre of excellence. It is the public-facing display of the content in Pure, the current research information system used by the University of Edinburgh. The ERE enables anyone with an internet connection to browse the full range of our research activities including outputs, projects and press coverage.
In Spring of 2021, ERE was upgraded from a custom portal to a cloud portal. This improved the display of research information, making it more accessible with a clean design and enhanced functionality. The cloud portal continues to ensure our research remains discoverable and allows us to demonstrate its value and impact.
An Introduction to the Edinburgh Research Explorer Pure Portal
- Video: An Introduction to the Edinburgh Research Explorer Pure Portal
- A short video introduction to the new Edinburgh Research Explorer, the University of Edinburgh's research portal. This portal displays information from Pure, the University's current research information system.
Pure Profile Checklist
Whether you are new to Pure or have been a user for a while, you might like to reflect on how effectively your Pure profile represents you and your research. Use the checklist below to ensure your profile is up-to-date and ready for display on ERE.
Photographs are displayed prominently in the new Edinburgh Research Explorer. If a photograph is not uploaded to Pure, this space will be filled with a grey outline.
Use the Edit Profile - Personal identification guide to learn how to update your profile photograph and other personal identification information.
Does your research profile include current information about your research?
Use the Edit Profile - Curriculum and research description guide to learn how to update the profile information that is displayed on your profile page.
Are there any of your publications that you would specifically like to appear on your Profile page? If yes, then add these publications to the Highlighted Content section in your Pure profile.
Use the Pure - Highlighted Content guide to add publications to the Highlighted content section of your Pure profile.
Are you happy with the Fingerprints that are displayed on your profile page?
Fingerprints are automatically generated indexes of weighted terms that define and connect content in Pure. Please refer to the Fingerprints guide to edit the display of Fingerprints on your profile page refer to the Fingerprints guide to edit the display of Fingerprints on your profile page.
Are you happy with the Network map that is displayed on your profile page?
The network map shows the collaborators you have worked with on your research outputs. Please refer to the Network map guide to edit the display of the network map on your profile page.
Please refer to the External Persons Affiliations guide to add external persons affiliations to the research output and project records which populate the Network maps.
Help and guidance is available from:
Pure Helpline – firstname.lastname@example.org