The Research Portal

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 The Research Portal has been upgraded with a new home page and a range of new exciting features and functionality to promote and showcase our research to external audiences.  As with the previous version on the Research Portal it draws from Pure to display research information for staff and units, but also means that we can showcase some of the great new features in Pure as well as making sure that the site meets accessibility requirements.

New functionality

  • COVID research banner – a feature developed by Elsevier to allow institutions to highlight the research related to COVID and coronavirus.
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goal mapping  - Pure uses a set of key words developed by Elsevier to identify research linked to the SDGs. People and research in the poral are displayed with related SDG badges.
  • Collaborations map -  displayed at institution, college/school and person level the collaboration maps are a quick and often impressive visualisation of international collaborations between UoB and international collaborators.
  • Research topics (fingerprints) -  all staff and outputs in Pure now have a ‘fingerprint’ showing the range of topics, weighted by relevance, their research covers. These display at research unit, person and output level and can be used to identify other research units, people, projects and outputs in the same topic.
  • Metrics – In addition to the Scopus citation metrics in Pure the portal now offers both Plum and Altimetric data for outputs showing a breadth of usage metrics.

 Making the most of the new Research Portal to present your data

If you have been keeping Pure up to date there isn’t much you will need to do.  However, for the new Research Portal we are asking researchers to check 3 things:

  1. That your staff photograph has been uploaded to your Pure Profile page
  2. If any of your research outputs or projects are confidential, this has been flagged within the Pure record
  3. That your research outputs are up-to-date in Pure.  It is still really import to make outputs accessible via Open Access to ensure compliance with university and funder requirements.  In addition, while REF2021 is over it is still essential that you create a Pure record and upload your author accepted manuscript (AAM) within 3 months of the date of acceptance to ensure that they will be eligible for the next REF.

Help and support to update your Pure profile can be found via this link:

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