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Computational Science & Mathematical Modelling: Pure Repository

What is Pure?

What is Pure?


Pure is a Research Information System which brings together information about researchers, research centres, projects, outputs, professional activities and events. Selected information about current researchers and post graduate students will be displayed on the Pure Portal to promote research at Coventry University.

Pure is the access point for the University Open Access Research Repository; providing an easy way to track, organise and showcase your research, as well as documenting relationships between projects, publications, activities and people.  Further information for University researchers regarding Pure is available from the Pure FAQs document on the University intranet. You will need to log in with your University username and password to view this document.

Depositing outputs in Pure

Depositing outputs in Pure


Go to and log in with your University username and password.

There are three ways to add research outputs to Pure - 

  • manually create a record in Pure
  • import via an online source
  • or import from an existing file (e.g. BibTex)

Journal articles and papers in conference proceedings should be added to Pure within 3 months of acceptance to comply with the University’s Open Access Policy. Articles and papers which don’t meet this requirement may not be eligible for the next REF.  In order to meet this requirement it is likely that you will need to add your outputs manually. 


Create research output manually

Hover over 'Research output' on the left hand side of your screen, click on '+' then 'create from template'.  Choose the most relevant item type and complete as much information as possible.

Please ensure that you add publication states as the output goes through the publication process rather than changing / editing existing information.

For journal articles and conference proceedings please ensure you add the author accepted manuscript to Pure within 3 months of acceptance in order to meet University Open Access Policy.  Once you have uploaded the author accepted manuscript please do not delete this from Pure.  If there is a problem with the file that has been uploaded, please contact  

The following tutorial demonstrates how to add an item manually.

The Research Excellence Unit (REU) guide to depositing outputs in Pure is available below.  This provides full details of how to import from a file and an online source, as well as manually creating a record in Pure.

Once an output is deposited it will be validated by the Library Research & Scholarly Publications (RSP) Team.  The record will be checked to ensure that deposit in Pure is in line with your publishers policy; the full text version and the information regarding the output is correct, before it is made available from the Pure portal.  The Version Types document at the bottom of this page explains the different versions of outputs.

Depending on your publishers' policy, the full text version that you upload to Pure may be subject to an embargo period.  This means the full text cannot be made available until after the embargo period has ended.  The RSP Team will check if an embargo period applies to your output and will set the date within the system so that the full text will be made available automatically once the embargo period has ended.  If you have any queries regarding this, please contact

Linking video / multimedia material

Currently the Pure Portal can only display videos from YouTube or Vimeo on output records where the video does not have any privacy settings. To add a video use the ‘add other link’ option on the research output and paste in the shareable link to the video and choose portal multimedia from the link type dropdown.

For further guidance the FAQ page of the Pure Support page (Coventry University login required) is a recommended source of information. For any general Pure queries you can contact:

Video Introduction to Pure

Please also see the accompanying Open Access Requirements Introduction video available on the Open Access parts of this libguide

Contact Us

Research & Scholarly Publications

FL320, Lanchester Library
Coventry University
Frederick Lanchester Building
Gosford Street
Coventry, United Kingdom
Telephone: 024 7765 7568


Open Access and Institutional Repository -   

Research Data Management -

Pure - Coventry University's Institutional Repository:

Pure Portal

To deposit on Pure