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Visibility settings in Pure

How to limit who can see your individual records in Pure.

Definitions of visibility categories

  • ‘Public - No restriction’: content could be viewed publicly, although currently only research outputs are publicly accessible through the Research Portal
  • ‘Campus - Restricted to specific IP range’: do not use this category
  • ‘Backend - Restricted to Pure users’: content visible to a small number of Pure users
  • ‘Confidential - Restricted to associated users and editors’: the email addresses of those who can view your information will be displayed. This includes the contributors, editors (faculty administrators) and Pure administrators in RIS and Digital, Data & Technology (DDT)

Changing the visibility of a record

For most records the default setting is ‘Public - No restriction’. If for a particular record you wish to change this, open the record and scroll down to the ‘Visibility’ section. Choose the appropriate visibility category and remember to press ‘Save’.

Default visibility settings for research outputs

The default setting for research outputs depends on their status.

Outputs which are 'In preparation' or 'Submitted' have the default setting 'Backend - Restricted to Pure users'.

Outputs which are accepted, 'E-pub ahead of print' and 'Published' have the default setting 'Public - No restriction'. These records will be visible in Opus and on your departmental web page.

Visibility settings for impact records

If the potential impact of your research could be commercially sensitive, mark the record as ‘Confidential’.

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