Pure news and future developments

09th Mar '18: upcoming person and project data freeze

As you will be aware, the MyERP system will be launched to the University on the 6th April. MyERP will become the data source for persons and projects data in Pure. The systems that previously provided this data will be retired.

To ensure a smooth transition, there will be a freeze period from the 16th March during which no synchronised persons or projects Pure data will change. The data will begin to be synchronised from MyERP on the 11th April. This means new staff details and new project information may be missing from Pure until the synchronisations resume. Academic staff new to the University may find they are unable to log into Pure. More information about MyERP associated data freezes available at MyERP Activity freezes (requires SSO).

With MyERP Pure will capture projects hierarchy
One of the benefits of MyERP will be that Pure can better capture the hierarchy of research projects, where funds are split between multiple internal budgets. More information about this and about other data improvements will be available here by the end of April.

Remember to join us on Twitter @BristolUniPure to get the latest updates.

22nd Jan '17: major upgrade is now complete

We are pleased to announce Pure and Explore Bristol Research (EBR) have been upgraded successfully, from version 5.9.3 to 5.10.3-1 of the software. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the interruption of Pure/EBR during the installation process. As per the last news item, the biggest change introduced by 5.10.3-1 is the unification of the research outputs (publications) model, which will remain seamless for the end user.

20th Dec '17: 2017 wrap-up

Dear colleagues,
It is Christmas time again and we would like to update you on the following matters before welcoming 2018.

IT Performance work
As per the item published in September, we have been working closely with IT Services and investigated the performance benefits of moving Pure from a virtual to a physical environment. The recommendation at this time is to remain on the new improved virtualised environment whilst developing a series of agreed actions to improve and measure performance and respond should the mock REF experience performance or stability issues.

Pure upgrades
We are glad to inform we have planned to upgrade Pure from version 5.9 to 5.10 next 15th January at 9 am. Further announcements will follow as the upgrade is subject to testing results. The biggest change introduced by the upgrade is the unification of the research outputs (publications) model. While this will initially be transparent to end users, it allows for further development the publications area in the future.

Over 2017 new integrations have been developed: we import now datasets from the University Research Data repository; we also push research outputs metadata to the MyReview system, to easily include publications within annual staff reviews (under the 'Tacking Stock' tab on the review form – academic staff only).

New introductory sessions on Pure now available (visit our support page to find out more).

We would like to wish you a lovely and refreshing Christmas break, and we look forward to working with you on the New Year. .

Looking for older news about Pure? Go to the Pure news archive.