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.
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.
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.
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:
Pure Helpline – firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us on Microsoft Teams