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.
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.
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 like to make sure would 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 a new feature that will be available on the new Edinburgh Research Explorer. Please 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.
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:
Pure Helpline – email@example.com