University of Bath

What to add to your Pure profile

Information on the data you should add to your Pure profile.

Why you need to add data to Pure

You will need to add data to Pure and ensure its accuracy because Pure is used for:

  • probation, promotion and appraisal: you will generate a Research Activity Report in Pure as part of your probationary report, case for promotion and annual appraisal (SDPR) forms
  • Open Access: Pure helps meet funders’ policies by making the University’s research outputs publicly available
  • Research Excellence Framework (REF): Pure is used to collect and submit data for the University’s REF return

Types of data you can add to Pure

Adding publications

You can add your publications from the last 5 years, and any other highlights. This is useful for:

  • increasing the visibility of your research: publications in Pure appear on Opus and on many department/school websites
  • completing your Research Activity Report

See how to add research outputs

Uploading full-text documents

You can upload your full-text documents for articles or conference proceedings accepted for publication. Making your publications’ full-text available on Opus is one way of making them Open Access.

The two major relevant UK Open Access policies are:

  • RCUK Open Access policy – since April 2013
  • UKRI REF2020 Open Access policy – from April 2016

See how to upload full-text documents

Creating or adding an ORCID

ORCID is an identifier which distinguishes you from every other researcher. It also supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognised.

You can create an ORCID or add an existing ORCID to Pure. To do so, select 'edit profile', then select 'add existing ORCID' or 'create ORCID'.

See adding your ORCID to Pure.

Adding research-related activities

You can add your key research-related activities, such as fellowships, collaborations, and public engagement from the last 5 years. This is useful for:

  • raising awareness of your research achievements
  • increasing the breadth of your research information
  • supporting your impact records
  • completing your Research Activity Report

See how to add research activities

Recording your impact

You can record your impact from 2013 onwards. This is useful for:

  • recording evidence of the impact of your research on a regular basis: this is crucial for the next REF and may also be used for ResearchFish reporting
  • completing your Research Activity Report

See how to add impact records

Registering datasets

You can register datasets that have underpinned your research outputs from this point forward. This is useful for meeting the University’s data management policy and funder requirements.

See how to register datasets

Linking your Pure records

You can create links between your Pure records from this point forward. This is useful for:

  • demonstrating the success of your funding, for example in terms of resulting publications, activities, further funding
  • supporting the continued provision of University research facilities
  • completing your impact records

See linking content in Pure.