York Research Database (YRD)

The York Research Database (YRD) displays data from PURE via a publicly–available web interface in a user-friendly and searchable format. It was launched internally in September 2012 and externally in February 2013.

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The YRD encompasses all aspects of the University’s research and publication activities, integrating information about each researcher’s selected publications, funding, research activities and interests to provide a real-time update of our research capabilities and expertise.  Linking content together in PURE enriches the picture that the YRD presents, for example, through Google maps of latest researcher activities and conferences and through presentation of 'graphs of relations' showing research networks and collaborations.

The YRD also makes full-text available by linking directly to files deposited via PURE into the White Rose Repository Online (WRRO), a data archive for the universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield. Links to DOIs and URLs, if added, will also be displayed.

Who can see my data?

Researchers can manage what is displayed on the YRD through visibility settings available on all PURE content types. Staff profile pages in departmental sites should be linked to the YRD where possible.  Further information on this can be found in our PURE user guides.