Publication Validation

For queries about publication validations please see the contact us on the libraries support page.



Pure is Lancaster University's research information management system, and is designed to collate information from numerous systems at Lancaster and display the information in one central location. The information visible externally via Lancaster's Research Directory and internally through Pure.

You can log into Pure here. Updating your information is easy; follow our helpful userguides and if you need further support please email RSO Systems or call Chris on 01524 592084. You can also watch this video to learn more about Pure.

Information stored in Pure is also used for departmental staff profile pages. 



Read about Pure REF2021 module guidance for departments, module administrators and Unit of Assessment Coordinators here. 


Research Information

Pure synchronises information from the following systems; Core (HR), LUSI (students), Agresso (awarded projects) and ACP/pFact (applications). Information from Pure is fed onto the Research Directory (also known as the Pure portal) and publications/profile information is reused on the departmental pages. The diagram below summarises these links.


Please note: any changes to Pure will update the Research Directory instantly, while the department pages can take between 2-8 hours to update.