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Open Access: Pure

A guide to Open Access at the University of Huddersfield


Pure became the University’s research repository on the 1 December 2017 and it is the responsibility of an academic to ensure that they deposit their research outputs within Pure and also ensure they comply with the Open Access requirements of the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).  There is no set limit to how far back researchers need to go in terms of adding content although the University is mandating that all activity since 01.01.2014 should be recorded within the system.

Pure is a University research information management system which facilitates an evidence-based approach to our institution's research and collaboration activities, assists in the submissions to the REF assessment exercise, and supports day-to-day business decisions.

Members of the University should login at

The University Research Portal is publicly accessible at

Contacts and Support

Pure is managed within the Research and Enterprise department :


Telephone: Ext: 3503