We hosted the ORCID UK Members’ meeting

Michael Events & Conferences

Last week, we were delighted to host the first UK ORCID members’ meeting here at our London office. Members from around the country, and further afield, gathered to discuss the current state of this unique researcher identifier system. Starting the morning with a town hall discussion from the EMEA territories with 50 attendees in London and 30 joining remotely, we …

ORCiD auto-updates from Crossref: What this means for Elements users

Michael Product News

In the last few weeks, it was announced that Crossref will soon be able to automatically update ORCiD records. The DOI-registering network will now be able to push data about publications (and other research outputs) into ORCiD, the unique researcher identifier system. As mentioned in the announcement: “authors with an ORCID iD will be able to have Crossref automatically push information about …

Elements integrates with ORCID

Symplectic News Elements Updates

Being able to effectively and consistently link yourself to your research is not only convenient, but also vitally important if you want your work to be discovered. Since its launch in October 2012, the ORCID registry has issued over 500,000 unique identifiers to help researchers and scholars keep track of their outputs and other “works”. By the end of 2014, …

Australasian User Conference 2018

Australasian User Conference 2018Deakin University, Melbourne 30th & 31st January 2018We are delighted to present our 2018 Australasian User Conference, taking place at Deakin University, Downtown Melbourne, on January 30th & 31st, 2018. This is an annual gathering of members of Symplectic's user community, with showcases of new and developing product features, interactive workshops, and opportunities to influence product development ...

North American Conference 2017

North American Conference 2017Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City August 1 & 2, 2017Location Information: Tuesday August 1 Location: Weill Cornell Medicine, Main Building 1300 York Ave New York, NY Enter through the main entrance on York Ave, opposite E 69th Street. Registration and breakfast will be in The Griffis Faculty Club on the first floor. (Head forward after the ...

European User Conference 2017

European User Conference 2017Edward Boyle Library, University of Leeds 12th & 13th June 2017We are delighted to present our 2017 European User Conference, taking place at the University of Leeds, June 12th & 13th, 2017. This is an annual gathering of members of Symplectic's user community, with showcases of new and developing product features, interactive workshops, and opportunities to influence ...

Celebrating our 14th Year in Business

Michael Company News

This past weekend, we celebrated our 14th year in business. Founded by four PhD physics students whilst studying at Imperial College London, Symplectic has since evolved from a spirited young startup to a global leader in research information management. In light of this joyous occasion (now that we’ve polished off the pizzas and craft ales), we’re taking a quick look …

KU Leuven, the ‘Most Innovative European Research Institution’, chooses Symplectic Elements

Michael Company News

We are very happy to announce that KU Leuven, the largest university in Belgium, have selected Symplectic Elements as their output management system. This renowned university now becomes Symplectic’s first European institutional client outside the UK. Founded in 1425 and based a short distance from Brussels, KU Leuven is one of the oldest and most highly-regarded universities in Europe. With …

Symplectic Australasia Conference 2017

Symplectic Australasia Conference 2017Aerial, University of Technology Sydney 8th & 9th February 2017We are delighted to present our 2017 Australasian User Conference, taking place at the University of Technology Sydney on February 8th & 9th, 2017. This is an annual gathering of members of Symplectic's user community, containing showcases of new and developing product features, interactive workshops, and opportunities to ...

The New Laws of Motion for Research Information

Michael Guest Blog

The following is an extract from the Digital Science White Paper, A New ‘Research Data Mechanics’, written by Simon Porter, VP Research Relations and Knowledge Architecture at Digital Science. This paper highlights six recent advances in research information infrastructure and seeks to recast how we think about metadata – not as a series of static records, but as objects that move …

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Celebrating 13 Years in Research – Happy Birthday Symplectic

Michael Company News

It’s our 13th birthday! Last year, celebrating 12 years in business, we had a look back through our history to see how our company evolved alongside the needs of the research community. You can see that story (including some retro screenshots of a young Elements version) on our 12th birthday blog post. So many things have happened in the year …

Too many Washingtons: Addressing ambiguous institution names with GRID

Michael Product News

What’s the difference between The University of Oxford, and Oxford University? Well, the first is the official name of the famed UK institution that’s over 900 years old. You’d expect to see this on a citation of a publication produced there. The second clearly refers to the same place. It’s slightly faster to say, and uses fewer characters – which …

Symplectic Australasia Conference 2016

Symplectic Australasia Conference 2016University House at the Woodward, Carlton, VIC 11th & 12th February 2016We are delighted to present our 2016 Australasian User Conference, taking place at the University of Melbourne on February 11th & 12th, 2016. This is an annual gathering of members of Symplectic's user community, containing showcases of new and developing product features, interactive workshops, and opportunities ...

Open Access Week 2015: A Roundup

Michael Events & Conferences

It’s just over a week since International Open Access Week 2015 ended, and we’ve seen some tremendous enthusiasm for the OA movement from voices around the world. Spirited evangelism, sharp analysis, and dissenting criticism were all present in the debate that crowded our inboxes and social streams. Here’s a small selection of articles and discussions that we enjoyed during the week. …

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Exploring Elements integration with figshare for Institutions

Michael Elements Updates

Through a dedication to our continuous development methodology, we’re always working to make Elements even more useful than before. For a long time, it’s been the standard in research information management, helping researchers and institutions organise, showcase and report on everything from publications and research data to grants, teaching and professional activities. You may know that we also have a …

New Features

Elements: New FeaturesOur team is always hard at work making Elements the best system for every institution's needs. We release new updates throughout the year, so make sure to check back regularly.December 2017 Release (v5.9)Our final release of the year is packed with new functionality. Repository Tools 2 continues to evolve with new bidirectional Figshare integration and many more new ...

Data Sources

The widest range of data sources in the industryElements uses a wide range of sources to automatically capture data and save researchers from considerable manual input. Unlike other products, nearly all of our sources are included in regular harvests ensuring publication data is up-to-date. Automatic DisambiguationElements automatically detects duplicates across our sources using a combination of fuzzy matching and unique ...
Profiles RNS

Profiles RNS updates to version 2.6.0

Michael Product News

Last week, a new update was released for Profiles RNS, the open source research and collaboration tool created by Harvard Catalyst. Profiles RNS automatically imports and analyses institutional research data to build and maintain a searchable database of individual public profiles, creating an effective social networking resource for research collaboration. Symplectic is an authorised service provider of Profiles RNS, and …

Where we’ll be in 2014

Symplectic News Events & Conferences

Here’s a list of all the events you can meet the team at this year. Remember to check back as we will keep updating it as more events come up. VALA 2014, February 3rd – Melbourne, AUS SPARC Open Access Meeting, March 3rd – Kansas City, MO SRA North Carolina Chapter Meeting, March 3rd – Pinehurst, NC VIVO Implementation Fest …