Pure news and future developments

01 Sep '17: major upgrade completed successfully last Tue 19

This upgrade introduces 5 new content models for activities, prizes, applications, awards and projects. It also includes several ORCID and Open Access improvements. Please find more information below.

Details of the Pure upgrade

  • Changes to the Activities area, including new categories and the ability to add multiple people to an activity
  • Changes to the Projects area, which has now 3 content types (applications, awards and projects) making it easier to capture information at different stages of the award process
  • A new Prizes model, for gathering information about Prizes and Awards (find a preview here)
  • Minor ORCID integration improvements including:
    • ORCID notifications will only be sent when new/updated information has been supplied by Pure
    • Posgraduate researchers who use the Pure/ORCID integration will now get a Bristol student affiliation added to their ORCID account
  • A number of publications improvements including:
    • Fixes to some REF Open Access compliance logic (for Library use)
    • Altered workflow to prevent validated full text documents from being removed
    • Expansion of the Journal datamodel to include whether the Journal is indexed in Directory of Open Access Journals
    • Improved process for populating Scopus Author IDs
    • Auto-population of some license information when adding a full text document to a record (for documents sourced from Science Direct only)
    • Full text download metrics visible on output records (in the metrics tab of the record)

13 Jun '17: Pure publications to be available in MyReview

MyReview is the University system for managing annual reviews for staff. Phase 3 of the project includes an integration with Pure that will allow authors to import their Pure publications into their annual review form. This will avoid the need to manually input publication information into MyReview. We expect this integration to be available by the end of 2017. There is more information available on the HR webpages.

22 Mar '17: Pure/EBR interruption on 05 April

On Wednesday 5 April 7am-5pm Pure and Explore Bristol Research will be unavailable. This is to allow for essential IT maintenance to be carried out. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this interruption.

03 Mar '17: Pure/EBR interruption now cancelled

The IT maintenance work planned for Pure and Explore Bristol Research next Monday 06 March has been delayed, with a new date to be announced.

17 Feb '17: Pure/ORCID multiple update issue

There is currently an issue with the Pure/ORCID integration. Pure will attempt to update ORCID every day, even when no changes have been made. No updates will actually be made (unless changes are made in Pure) but users may receive three ORCID notification emails per day. This issue is fixed in the latest version of Pure (upgrade date to be announced on this page).

14 Feb '17: Advanced notice of Pure/EBR interruption on 06 March

On Monday 06 March 7am-5pm GMT Pure and Explore Bristol Research will be unavailable. This is to allow for essential IT maintenance to be carried out. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this interruption.

07 Feb '17: Recent Pure email malfunctions

On Monday 04 February (from approximately 4pm) a high volume of Pure emails from noreply@atira.dk were sent in error to a number of Bristol staff and postgraduate students. The source of these emails was a mis-configuration by the Pure third-party software suppliers. The suppliers have since corrected the misconfiguration and have assured us that no further emails will be sent from them. If you receive emails from noreply@atira.dk please delete them. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by these rogue emails.

19 Dec '16: New Pure/EBR functionality

NEW in Pure and Explore Bristol Research:

Extended ORCID support

  • An EBR profile link and employment record is added to the ORCID account (for connected Pure/ORCID accounts)
  • Your ORCID profile is updated whenever a published paper is added to Pure (for connected Pure/ORCID accounts)
  • ORCID iDs appear on EBR profiles and publication pages (for ORCID iDs added to Pure)

Follow the link to find out instructions for connecting your Pure account to ORCID.

Other minor improvements to Explore Bristol Research

  • Related content is now available via tabs on pages rather than on the right hand side of the page, making these pages more attractive
  • Download statistics now appear on publications with documents, where the document has had more than 10 downloads
  • Additional profile information is now visible: keywords, links and positions outside the University
  • Publications improvements: extended use of the open access logo, license information on coversheets and pages, clearer links to BibTeX and RIS exports
  • Person listings are now include thumbnail images

Find out how to edit your EBR profile from Pure.

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