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- Why isn't my PeopleProfiler web site updating when I edit my profile in Pure?
- The PeopleProfiler web site system updates from Pure overnight so you will see changes the day after you update your profile in Pure. If your web site hasn't updated after 24 hours please let us know.
- Why aren't my projects in my profile and/or on the web site?
- Project information in Pure is sourced from University financial systems. One of the goals of introducing Pure was to expand on the what was financial information held centrally about projects. By bringing this basic structure into Pure and ensuring that initially the details are not visible on the Explore Bristol Research web site, the details are available to the PI, then he or she can add co-investigators and other information (noting that any person attached to the project can view and edit the project so by another person they can delegate this task). Finally we recommend that the project is made visible on the web site providing there are no publishing restrictions e.g., from the funders. For further information about how add to and enhance project records, there are instructions and screen grabs here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/pure/user-guides/projects.html#add
- How do I log into my Pure personal user account?
- If you are a current member of academic staff, you will automatically have access to your personal Pure account via Single sign-on (Log in to Pure) Other members of staff - go to User access to Pure for further details
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I'm an administrator - how do I gain access to my faculty or school in Pure?
- I'm a member of staff with publications but do not have a Pure personal user account - can I get access to one?
- I'm a post-graduate research student with publications but do not have a Pure personal user account - can I get access to one?
- We will not be adding any further postgraduate students as personal users in Pure or to Explore Bristol Research in the short term as we are currently working the Bristol Doctoral College project team towards new and improved solutions for profiling postgraduate students on the UoB website.
- How do I set up an automatic scan for research outputs in online databases?
Why did Pure send me this message: You have the following number of personal tasks waiting: Draft/incomplete research output: 1?
- Pure is alerting you to the fact that you have a draft publication attached to your name - this is a publication that has not been completed and therefore will not display on the Explore Bristol Research web site. To check your drafts, select the "Draft/incomplete research output" link on the right hand side when you are logged into Pure, click your publication and a viewing window will appear. If you have completed your publication, change the status at the bottom of the window to “Complete”. If you do not wish to keep the publication, delete it using the red cross on the bottom-right of the screen.
- How do I change the frequency of emails from Pure?
- Select your user name on the top right-hand side and you can change your email settings there - remember to Save your changes.
- Some of my personal data is incorrect and is not editable in Pure, what should I do?
- My name is displaying incorrectly in Pure
- If you are a personal user you can edit your published name - select the Edit Profile near your photo and type in your published name in the First and Last name(s) text boxes - remembering to save any changes by clicking the blue Save button at the bottom of the window.
- What existing University systems does Pure link to?
- Pure is connected to existing University of Bristol systems pulling through research information held in these systems. These systems and the information Pure collects are:
- The HR information management system (PIMS) for details of academic staff and the University structure
- The central student records system - strategic information technology services (SITS) for information about postgraduate research students including details about which staff are supervising them
- The system for managing research contracts and awards (ORCA) for information about research applications and awards
- The core financial system used by the university (CODA-Financials) for basic details of research grants
How does Pure manage publications?
- The project team populated Pure with all records previously held in the University systems IRIS and ROSE (Repository of Scholarly Eprints). Pure takes over the responsibility of publications management for the University from these systems. Further information about adding publications in Pure Pure has replaced ROSE and takes over as the University's full-text repository. Pure has very useful functionality in this area including the display of copyright information for journals (e.g. Pure links to SHERPA RoMEO to display whether the journal is green, gold, blue or grey). Other useful features include the collection and display of statistics about the number of times a full-text publication is downloaded and the incorporation of the full text within other research information. As part of Pure's repository functionality, it continues to link to www.handle.net, the system that ROSE used to generate persistent URL handles for a full-text item. As part of the legacy data transfer from ROSE, Pure maintains all current persistent handles from ROSE. Further information about open access publishing
- What does placement mean?
- Placement indicates which department has editing rights to an article, rather than the ownership of the article itself. Users can decide which school or other organisation to give the editing rights to and set the placement accordingly. If you cannot make the change it may be that the placement is outside of your editing access. Email Pure Support and we will either expand your editing access or change the placement for you.
- Can I get some help with reporting in Pure?
- If you have editing access to research information in your department you can create reports on those activities. If you go to the "Report definitions" tab on the left-hand-side and select the "+" sign you will see that there is a link to a reporting training video in this screen in the centre. However please note that although we are not yet supporting reporting in Pure we plan to do so in the future.
- My question is about the REF in Pure, who do I contact?
- What do I do about duplicates? Should I import them when they already exist?
- If the publication is already in Pure, it is possible that there is better quality information on the imported record. When you begin importing the new record (See Import from online source) , if there are existing duplicates Pure will alert you with a message: "View possible duplicates" which will appear in red text next to the title text box - click the red text and a window will open for you to view them to compare. Once you have checked for any added value in the old record (If there are any fields you wish to transfer to the new record you can copy and paste them in) you can delete the old one. If you are a contributing author (personal users) or have editing access (editors) there will be a red cross on the bottom right hand side of the publication window. If you attempt to delete a REF-rated publication you will not be able to as the system will not allow it. If this happens email Pure Support and we can merge the two records without losing REF information. If you can see a requirement to delete a record where you are not a co-author (personal users) or you don't have editing access, again email Pure Support giving details of the record you believe should be deleted giving a brief reason (e.g. "duplicate"). See also how to disclaim or claim outputs.
- When I add a group author some of the other authors become invisible - why is that?
- If you select add group author the system defaults to making other authors invisible presuming they are members of the group - however you can change the other authors' status from Hidden to Visible and the authors will be displayed.
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