Research & Innovation Services

User guide

The following are pages of the University of Bath Pure User Guide:        

Getting started in Pure

If you are a current member of staff on an academic or research contract, you will be automatically given a Pure account

In this section, you can find out more about Pure accounts and about how to log onto Pure.

Pure can be set up to notify you by email when your name is added to a publication or any changes are made to your research outputs.

Further information:

Reviewing data in Pure

Wherever possible we have imported data into Pure from the University’s existing Management Information Systems. Pure has daily feeds from iTrent, Agresso and SAMIS. Pure has also been populated with a full set of publication records from Opus. This data will be used in the University’s REF submission and later this year on the University’s externally facing webpages. One of your first tasks in Pure should be to check that the data which has been linked to you from these systems is correct and complete.

Adding data to Pure

Some data needs to be added to Pure manually. This is the data that we haven’t been routinely capturing at the University and so cannot be imported. This includes Activities (such as prizes, memberships of advisory panels, etc), Impacts (such as quotes in policy documents, quality of life improvements or increased public engagement) and any publications that the Library doesn’t pick up through the automated scanning of online databases such as Web of Science and Scopus. See our Data you should add to Pure user guide. 

Pure and REF2014

Pure will be used to prepare the University's submission to the REF. In particular, individual members of academic staff should note that in preparing the submission, Pure will be the only source of information on publications and research outputs. It is essential that you keep the bibliographic information in your Pure profile up-to-date.

Pure contains a REF module which allows individual members of academic staff to propose outputs for consideration of inclusion in the University's REF submission. We have imported all the outputs proposed for the Dry Run exercise, which will be used as the basis for the Dress Rehearsal exercise starting in October 2012.

The Code of Practice (which will be available in July 2012) will provide general information on how we are organising our REF submission. Individual academic Units of Assessment (UoA) will provide more specific information on how they will be preparing the REF submission for their UoA. In the meantime, please ensure that your profile is up-to-date.

General REF information can be found on the University's REF webpages.

Pure and Open Access

In autumn 2017 Pure replaced Opus as the University’s institutional repository. To meet the Open Access requirements, upload the full text document onto Pure. This will enable research outputs be made freely available in the public domain.