New Edinburgh Research Explorer

Learn more about the University's research portal


The University of Edinburgh online research portal, Edinburgh Research Explorer, is being upgraded.  

Edinburgh Research Explorer (ERE) is a hub for exploring the pioneering research that makes us a world-leading centre of excellence. It is the front-end public-facing display of the content in Pure, the current research information system (CRIS) used by the University of Edinburgh. 

The new upgrade will see us move from the current custom portal to a cloud portal. This will not have any effect on research information held in Pure, but will make the information more accessible with a clean design and enhanced functionality.  


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.


Switchover Period 

There will be a switchover period from the 26th of October to the end of November. During this period, between implementation and launch of the new ERE, the new ERE is not publicly available. However, University of Edinburgh staff can access the new ERE to familiarise themselves with the new interface and, if they have updated their profiles, view the changes that they have made to their updated profile pages. Information about how to access the new ERE is available at: Accessing the New Edinburgh Research Explorer (secured)


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 the new ERE.




Pure Portal Town Hall Events for Staff Members:

We are hosting hour-long MS Teams Live Events designed to demonstrate the new Edinburgh Research Explorer.

  • Pure Portal Town Hall Event- 11/11/2020 11:00
  • Pure Portal Town Hall Event- 11/11/2020 15:30
  • Pure Portal Town Hall Event- 17/11/2020 14:00
  • Pure  Portal Town Hall Event - 19/11/2020 14:00
  • Pure Portal Town Hall Event - 01/12/2020 11:00
  • Pure Portal Town Hall Event - 03/12/2020 11:00

Links for these events can be found here: Accessing the new Edinburgh Research Explorer (secured)



Help and guidance is available from

College/Pure contacts 

Pure Helpline – pure@ed.ac.uk 

Contact us on Microsoft Teams