Research groups

New groups

If you wish your Faculty/School/Department research group to be represented in Pure and the group's related records, including publications, projects, activities, etc, collated and displayed at group level, please email Pure Support including the following:

You will also need to collect the following information, which you will add yourself, once the group has been created: 

Research groups in Pure are people-based - their publications and other records will be linked to the group from the start date of the group, or the person's employment start date, whichever is later. An example of a group on the Explore Bristol Research web site is Medieval Studies. As you can see there are tabs for research outputs, people and awards/activities.  You might wish to use these search URLs (copy the long URL when you have created your search) for links from your own web site. This way your group's publications are always up-to-date on your web site, as long as they have been entered in Pure.

Managing research groups in Pure

If you are a designated administrator or editor in your department, school or research group, you can apply for organisation (group) editing access.  To gain this type of access, email Pure Support indicating which department, school or research group you would like to support in Pure.

If you have editing access to organisations, you will see a Master data tab in the grey band near the top of your screen. In this section you will see a link on the left hand side labelled Organisational units:

Master data - organisations

Search for your research group record in the Organisational units section. Please do not create groups yourself as Pure central administrators will incorporate your group in the organisation hierarchy. If your group is not in Pure, email Pure Support and request that the group is created. See above for details you would need to supply to Pure Support in order for your group's record to be created.

If you would like to add information to an existing record, e.g. contact details, etc,  open another of the existing organisation records to see how it was completed - e.g. Microelectronics and add the equivalent to your record's fields.

Now Save the record - at this stage making sure the record is not visible (yet) i.e. is set to Sensitive (See How to change web site visibility settings in Organisations).

Add associated people to your group

Open the record, select the Persons link on the left hand side, then click "Add persons and their content". This opens up a new window where you start writing in the person's surname and Pure will find them, click, and they will appear on the right hand side. When you have added all the people you wish to include in the group, select "Next". In the "Employed as" drop-down box, always select "Member" for each person except if they are the group leader in which case select "Group leader".  You will then be asked to select which of their publications, activities and projects that you wish to connect to the group. The system defaults to selecting all related records but you can de-select related records during this process.  Once the person is connected to the group, all their related future records in Pure will default to being linked to this group, unless, on the point of creation (or later on when editing each record) you remove the link manually. To remove the link - open up the record, go to the authors section and click the minus sign next to the group - remember to save any changes you make.

Pure will take a few minutes to add all the people and records, then the group is complete. When you are happy with it and if you haven't already done so, make the record visible* on the Explore Bristol Research web site and check that the group is displayed correctly.

Add an organisation/group/school to a record

Open the record and go to the Add organisational unit button in the Authors and affiliations area as shown in the image below:

Add organisation

*How to change web site visibility settings in Organisational units

visibility settings

Change the visibility setting as necessary. Remember to save the record in order to apply the new visibility setting.

See how your group looks on the web

If you go to the Faculties Schools & Groups tab and click the triangle (not the title) next to "Academic Faculties" you will see how your theme is nested in the organisation hierarchy.

Please do not create or delete groups - if you require a new group or wish to delete one- please email Pure Support