What are Pure and Explore Bristol Research

Research is a core part of the University of Bristol business, and a system is required to enable us to collect, organise and integrate data about our research activity and performance.

Pure is the University Research Information System and institutional repository. Explore Bristol Research (EBR) is the public Pure-driven website. EBR includes profiles for all Bristol researchers, including you unless you request otherwise. Your EBR profile should update immediately after updating your Pure profile.

What Pure/EBR aren't: bear in mind only Explore Bristol Research is the Pure-driven website. Your profile on your School/Faculty website sits on a different system supported by the Web team called People Profiler. The Profiler system will source from Pure your 1) photo; 2) research description and 3) publications and it could take up to 48h to get updated after updating your profile in Pure. Please contact the Web team if you ever have any queries about your Profiler page.

We encourage you to use Pure/EBR to:

  1. To promote your work publicly on EBR and expand the reach of your research
  2. To keep a record of your research outputs (publications, activities, projects, etc.), which can be exported for your re-use - e.g. in an academic CV
  3. To comply with the Open Access policy

Pure is also used for reporting on research data, supporting the University REF submission, etc.

The details about you that will be made public on EBR are:

  • Your name, University email address and intended postgraduate award / job title
  • Your supervisors/supervisees and your Department/School/Research group memberships
  • Your photo, research interests, ORCID ID and other research outputs (as you add these to Pure)

Follow the link to getting started.