Adding and editing activities in Pure

Pure can be used to record details of research activities and esteem indicators. Examples include; awards and prizes, invited talks, editorial work and public engagement activity. Activities are displayed on the Explore Bristol Research web site alongside your research outputs and projects.

Adding and editing activities

To add an activity, log into Pure (https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/pure) using your usual UoB log-in details and select either the “+” sign which appears when you hover over the left-hand-side Activities link [ or, select the green Add new button ].

Personal user view

personal user screen, add new

or editor view (administrators or any staff editing for other users)

admin user screen, add new

A new window will open. Now you can choose an appropriate category and sub-category for your activity:   

new activity window

There are multiple templates under each category in the middle column – use any that apply.  When you have selected your type of activity a new window will open:

How to add an Event or External organisation to an Activity record

If you add an event to your activity select the Event or External organisation buttons inside the record window - below is a list of the different types of activities which may be most appropriate.

The default visibility is public which means the record will be displayed on the Explore Bristol Research web pages. If you do not wish the activity to be displayed on the web you should select Sensitive - only visible to users logged into Pure.

Adding an External organisation to your activity

Type in the name of the organisation and Pure will check if it exists already in the system – if it does, choose the pre-existing instance.

Search for external organisation

If it is not already in Pure, create a new organisation.

Add external organisation

Select Type from drop-down options, Country and complete the name of the organisation in the Name field.

Other details you can add to your activity

Delete or copy a record

On the bottom right-hand side of your record you will find a drawn red cross where you can delete your activity (use with care - there is no undelete facility). This works in the same way for output records - though care should be taken not to delete records where other co-authors are included. (See Change incorrectly-assigned publications)

The two-blank-documents icon (on saved records only) enables you to copy and paste the activity if you wish to create several similar records - and only change some of the details before saving as a new record.

Delete or copy

Deciding on visibility

The default visibility setting is ‘Public’ which means the record will be displayed on the Explore Bristol Research web pages. If you do not wish the activity to be displayed on the web you should select Sensitive - only visible to users logged into Pure (see Visibility in Pure).

Always remember to save the record using the blue save button -  Save

Your activity will now appear on Explore Bristol Research.

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