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Your Pure Profile

Showcase your Research and Expertise as a PGR

Pure is the University of Portsmouth's Current Research Information System (CRIS), which allows you to record information related to research, innovation and teaching activities. This information is then displayed on the public Portsmouth Research Portal.

All University of Portsmouth Postgraduate Research (PGR) students should be provided with access to Pure to allow you to create your Research Profile. You are strongly encouraged to update your Pure Profile to allow other researchers to find you, to help you set up your academic networks, and to disseminate your research.

You can edit and add to your profile by logging into Pure using your standard student login and password.

Unfortunately Pure is not available to those PGR students undertaking an MRes or those in the taught phase of the Professional Doctorate


A Pure profile for a PGR student usually includes:

  • Key profile information (biography, photograph);
  • A good summary description of your research project(s) suitable for a general audience;
  • A description of any research outputs, presentations or datasets you have produced;
  • Any activities you want to highlight, or even prizes you have been awarded (e.g. conference participation, winning best paper prize).


Tips for Creating your Pure Profile

Creating a professional profile as a PGR is important for showcasing your expertise, experience and accomplishments.

Here are 5 tips to help you create a Research Profile that stands out:

  1. As a general rule less is more on the OVERVIEW page of your profile. Think of this page as a shop window - it should encourage people to want to find out more about you and your research.
  2. Add a profile picture. Your profile picture should be professional and you should avoid using pictures with a ‘busy’ background.
  3. Write in the first person and use short sentences and short paragraphs - this improves online readability, particularly on mobile devices.
  4. Make sure to use keywords relevant to your area of expertise to help others find you in searches. Mention your general subject area, more specific areas of expertise, and any networks or groups you belong to.
  5. Add your publications! Once you have any publications or presentations to tell the world about, add them here, or even import them from an online source.

Make sure to keep your profile up-to-date and professional to make a lasting impression on those who visit it. A well-maintained profile can help you network with fellow researchers, connect with potential collaborators, and raise your visibility in your academic field. Find more information on Creating your Pure Profile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit Pure (https://pure.port.ac.uk/admin) and log in with your standard student login and password.

If you are employed by the University, and on iTrent as 'Teaching and research' or 'Teaching/Research only', you will have a Pure profile which is linked to both your staff and student account. In this situation, you will need to use your staff account to log in to Pure.

You can find out more about accessing and completing your Pure profile on the Research and Innovation Services (RIS) Google site. 

Please note: This site requires an @port email account to log in. If you do not have an @port Google account, please send an email requesting access from your @myport email account to: Suzi Edwards (suzi.edwards@port.ac.uk).

Your photo should be 770x550 pixels (landscape), and less than 100kb in size. Your profile picture should be professional, against a clear background, with your eyes looking into the camera. Find further guidelines for adding your profile photo.

  • If you are unsure, you can work with your supervisory team to decide what information will be best to add to your Pure profile. 
  • You should include information, activities, prizes and outputs that relate to your research and/or teaching activities. You can also include any memberships you have with professional bodies.
  • When adding publications or outputs, make sure you add your co-authors too.

All content you add to Pure must be legal (e.g. only add images copyright free images), and don’t add anything that might cause the University reputational damage (ask your supervisor if you are unsure).

Certain fields within Pure are populated using the information held within our Student Records System (Student View) and cannot be edited in Pure. If any of the information in Pure is incorrect, please check your Student View first - if something needs changing please contact the MyPort Information Hubs (personal details) or Research Degrees (thesis title, supervisory team).

The majority of the content in Pure will be made publicly visible on the Portsmouth Research Portal, but you can hide content from the Portal using the backend visibility setting.

Yes. You are able to generate a CV using the data you input into Pure.

The people you can see in Pure who are not part of your supervisory team are likely to be the panel members of your Major/Annual Review. If you think the details of your supervisors are wrong in Pure please contact Research Degrees to check what details are recorded.


Should you encounter any problems with either the Portsmouth Research Portal or the use of the Pure system, please contact pure@port.ac.uk.