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.

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The New Edinburgh Research Explorer

ERE has been upgraded from a custom portal to a cloud portal. This has not affected any research information held in Pure, but has made the information more accessible with a clean design and enhanced functionality.  The cloud portal ensures our research remains discoverable and allows us to demonstrate its value and impact.


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

This is a good time 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.


Pure Portal Town Hall Events

In Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021, the Research Information Systems Team hosted several MS Teams Live events for staff about the relationship between the new Edinburgh Research Explorer and Pure. These town hall events were designed to demonstrate the new functionalities within ERE and encourage researchers to engage with the public presentation of their research. 

Check back with this page for information about future events and updates about ERE.




If you would like any further information, please contact the Pure Helpline.


Help and guidance is available from

College/Pure contacts 

Pure Helpline – pure@ed.ac.uk