Research groups

Background

Pure sources from University corporate systems our official organisation hierarchy, which is re-created within Pure as 'organisational units'. Organisational units can also be created manually by the Pure team to represent research groups and enrich the sourced hierarchy.

If you want your research group in Pure, please read carefully the following instructions and then submit your request by completing the form below. Note that having a research group in Pure/Explore Bristol Research (EBR) is not mandatory. Note also that EBR is a public catalogue of the University research and it does not produce feature-rich websites for research groups (for new website requests please contact the Digital Communications team).

What are the benefits of having a research group in Pure

Public-facing benefits

Reporting and intelligence benefits

Pure group content can be filtered and exported. This can be useful for reporting.

How to set up a research group in Pure

  1. Complete and submit the following form: New research group request (note you will be asked to confirm that your request has the support of either the Dean, Faculty/School Research Director or Head of School - find below further details on how to fill in the form)
  2. The Pure team will create a new research group record in Pure/EBR
  3. The Pure team will be in touch with further guidance for modifying/enhancing the descriptive information on the record

Please note
The Pure team will be responsible for creating the Pure research group record and providing tools to curate lists of content. The Research Group (researchers and, if applicable, the group's admin support) will be responsible for tagging content to build the lists, and for managing the group record.

How to fill in the form

Please complete and submit the New research group request form if you want your research group in Pure.

First you will be asked to provide your name and surname, as your email will be collected after submitting the form. Then you will be asked the following information about the research group:

Questions a - i are mandatory. Questions a - d will provide sufficient data to create a basic record for the research group in Pure, which will generate an overview page on EBR like the one below (picture 1). Questions e - g will help to better support the request. Remember your contact details are collected at the beginning of the form and that we will get in touch once we set up the research group record in Pure/EBR, hence question h, to make sure we contact the right person. We will provide you with a short guide on how to modify/enhance the descriptive information on the record in our communication (picture 2).

Basic overview page that will be available on EBR after the Pure team have attended your request. The page displays the name of the research group, the web description and the parent for the group.

 

 

 

Picture 1. Basic overview page that will be available on EBR after the Pure team have attended your request. The page displays the name of the research group, the web description and the parent for the group.

Enhanced EBR overview page after making small edits to the research group record in Pure (edits: uploading a picture, adding an address and a website).

 

Picture 2. Enhanced EBR overview page after making small edits to the research group record in Pure (edits: uploading a picture, adding an address and a website).

Question i) what are the research group requirements

This question refers to the benefits introduced above. It aims to capture the group's needs so we can set up a record that satisfies their requirements as soon as possible, however, further arrangements can be made later on too.

On the given options, lists of research content and people are presented. Lists can be created by tagging content with a structured keyword in Pure. Structured keywords have to be added manually on individual basis (i.e. no bulk upload available). After tagging content in Pure, the content can be displayed on the research group overview page on EBR (picture 3).

The Pure team will create the structured keyword but tagging content will be the group’s responsibility. It is possible to tag almost every content type in Pure, typically: research outputs, research activities, projects, prizes, impact and persons. Tagging person records allows to create a list of people. For data protection reasons, if the group wants to create a list of people they will have to ask their members to self-tag their profiles (alternatives can be offered).

If you mark the later options about the website and filtering further guidance will be provided by email.

Enhanced EBR overview page which includes links to lists of related research content and people lists.

 

Picture 3. Enhanced EBR overview page that includes links to related research content and people lists.