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.

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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. 





Help and guidance is available from

College/Pure contacts 

Pure Helpline – pure@ed.ac.uk