Accessibility statement

PURE training & support

Who can I contact for training and support?

A series of user guides to help with using PURE are available. Additionally, in order to better ensure a support service that is more tailored to users needs, departmental administrators (see table below) have kindly agreed to act as local PURE contacts and should preferably be the first port of call for queries.

If your department is not listed or if your query is more general please contact the Research Systems Support Hub (for PURE:; tel 5394 or 5395) and we’ll do our best to assist. We aim to respond to most queries within 2 working days but please be aware this may vary during holidays or busy periods. Users of Slack can also contact the research system support group on our channel @research-sys-support.

For enquiries on Open Access, White Rose Research Online (WRRO – York’s publications repository), Research Data Management and ORCID you can also contact the Library Research Support Team (

DepartmentPURE contactEmailPhone extension
Archaeology Jo Tozer / Rhys Williams / 3921 / 3972
Biology Jane McCarthy / Marie Fleming 8502 / 8655
Chemistry Fiona Shaw 2602
Computer Science Bob French/Becky Polson/Ruth Weatherill 5417 / 5669 / 5498
Education Helen Parker / Megan McLoughlin

4592 / 3154
Electronic Engineering Paul Rosen / Juri Kirby 2230 / 2380
English Helen Barrett 3336
Environment and Geography Annabel Jenkins / Andy Poyer 4063
History Caroline Edwards 2980
Language & Linguistic Science Marianne McNeill 2651
Management Eric Swales 5016
Mathematics Annabel Jenkins / Andy Poyer 3895 / 3071
Physics Iain Larmour / Jenni Priestley 6498 / 4315
Politics TBA  


Psychology Laura Tissiman 3185
Sociology Sophie Bramley 4736
Social Policy and Social Work Nicola Moody 1476
Theatre, Film & Television Marieke Nauta 5237

What other guidance is available?

The "PURE Academy" provides online training session courses for PURE users, guided by Elsevier’s PURE support team:

Launched in April 2017, the courses range from those designed to support personal users add content to PURE to those focused on ‘behind the scenes’ technical elements.  

If you attend any of these, please do let us know how you found them. Please also be assured that the Academy complements the existing guides and documentation. The PURE Support team will continue to answer questions and provide support.

Departmental training sessions tailored to your requirements can be arranged where sufficient demand exists.  Please contact the Research Systems Support Hub (for PURE:; tel 5394) for further details.