PURE for PhD Researchers: Drop In Clinics


It is vitally important for PhD Researchers to have an online profile that is accessible to academic staff and PhD Researchers within the University – but it is also important to build an external profile that is publicly accessible – helping you to build networks and make your research activities more visible. PURE makes this a straightforward process.

PURE is an abbreviation of ‘Publication and Research’ and is a single source location for all research management information for the University. PURE provides functionality for academics, research staff and PhD Researchers to manage their individual research profile by recording research outcomes, such as:

· Research Outputs/Publications

· Activities

· Projects/Awards

· Datasets

· Impacts

PURE has a number of additional functions that are specifically relevant to PhD Researchers, including a CV Builder (both a public and private version) and a place to record any Memberships or Prizes received.

PURE is designed to maintain an ongoing historical record of research activity at Ulster University. This means that data about PhD Researchers and their research outputs, projects and activities will be retained in PURE after they have left the University.

All PhD Researchers should automatically have PURE accounts set up for them. Additional PURE accounts may be requested by emailing pure-support@ulster.ac.uk.

Training: Drop In sessions for PhD Researchers have been arranged and you can book on to the sessions via the PURE support website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/internal/research/puresupport

This introductory session will introduce you to the key elements of PURE and assist you in populating your PURE profile.

Please bring your laptop to this session.  If you do not have one please check out the Laptop Lending Service in the Library.


The PURE Support webpages contain a range of guidance documents. See https://www.ulster.ac.uk/internal/research/puresupport for more details.

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

This session maps on to Domain C of the Vitae Framework: Engagement, influence and impact which includes the sub-domain areas of:

  • D1: Working with others
  • D2: Communication and dissemination
  • D3: Engagement and impact
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework