Capture the evidence of impact

Michael Elements Updates

A study from the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology, discovering that elephants are frightened of bees, led to massive reductions in elephants raiding farms in various parts of Africa. Research at the University of Sheffield focusing on the links between memory, trauma and narrative has improved the mental health and well-being of patients in secure hospitals after influencing their …

Symplectic Australasia Conference: Registration Now Open

Michael Events & Conferences

On Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February 2016, we’ll be hosting our Australasia Conference in Melbourne. Registration is now open – head to the event page to reserve your place! Date: Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February, 2016 Location: Woodward Conference Centre – Level 10, Law School. 185 Pelham St. Carlton, VIC 3053 Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm This event will include a …

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 …

UGA Elements: Campus-wide at the University of Georgia

Michael Product News

We’d like to congratulate the University of Georgia on their recent successful campus-wide rollout of Elements. At the end of August this year, UGA Elements went live across the prestigious US institution to help them ‘collect, contextualize, report on, and publicly profile’ their research. As well as being a significant step in the evolution of UGA’s research management, it also represents …

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 …

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 …

Linked data for research funding – Dimensions for Universities and Elements v4.15

Michael Product News

In June this year, we released the latest version of Elements, v4.15. Amongst other improvements, this included significant upgrades to the way Elements integrates with Dimensions for Universities, the research funding analysis tool, built by our partners ÜberResearch. Subscribers of Dimensions for Universities can now supplement the grant data held within Elements with grant data sourced directly from over 100 …

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Symplectic profiled in Masterclass feature film for the Telegraph Business Club

Michael Company News

We’re very pleased to have been chosen by the Telegraph newspaper to feature in their online Masterclass business video series, as part of the Telegraph Business Club. The Masterclass series recognises established businesses who are leaders in their industry. The video profiles the Symplectic story, from its initial creation, through its present-day international operation, to its future expansion. It’s an …

Symplectic UK User Conference 2015

The Symplectic UK User Conference 2015 – in review

Michael Events & Conferences

Last week saw the coming together of a diverse group of research managers from all over the country, for Symplectic’s first ever two-day UK user conference. The event was hosted by various members of the team here at our London campus, and contained a mixture of speakers and interactive workshops. We had a great time meeting members of the community, …

Symplectic North American Conference

Symplectic North American Conference: Now open for registration

Michael Events & Conferences

On Tuesday, 11th August 2015, we will be holding the third Symplectic North American Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Registration is now open for the event which will be held at District Hall. Date: August 11th, 2015 Location: District Hall, 75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210, United States Time: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Now Open: Registration for the Symplectic UK User Conference

Michael Events & Conferences

In just over a month’s time, the Symplectic UK User Conference will be held at our campus here in London. We have a breadth of fascinating talks from across our portfolio and team lined up, alongside many interactive workshops for attendees to share their thoughts and ideas over the two days. Date: June 11th – 12th, 2015 Location: The Stables, 2 Trematon Walk, …

Introducing our latest Elements module – the Open Access Monitor

Michael Elements Updates

We’re very excited to introduce the Open Access Monitor, a new module that simplifies OA policy compliance for research institutions. The module will be supported in our most recent release, Elements v4.14. Around the world, Open Access policies are being implemented by both institutions and their funders. In the UK, from April 2016 HEFCE will require the deposit of all eligible journal articles to …

Symplectic announces new partnership with *Research

Michael Company News

Symplectic is proud to announce its newest partnership with research funding experts, *Research. This will bring together the world leaders in Research Information Management with the world leaders in Research Funding Opportunities. 

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Dimensions for Universities Update: Improved Search and New Visualisations

Michael Dimensions Updates

We’re happy to announce that our funding analysis and benchmarking tool, Dimensions for Universities, has now been updated to include some very useful new features. Dimensions for Universities is an analytical tool, built by ÜberResearch, that helps institutions visualise and understand the funding landscape. Version 2.6 now includes the following improvements:

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Notes from the VIVO Implementation Fest 2015

Michael Team Blog

A few weeks ago, our resident Open Profiles experts Alex Viggio and John Gieschen attended the VIVO Implementation Fest 2015, in Portland, Oregon. We asked Alex and John for a quick review of the summit, and what it heralds for the future of the VIVO project. Here’s what they had to say:

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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 …

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Symplectic’s visit to the Natural History Museum

Michael Team Blog

Last week, the Symplectic team were lucky enough to take a tour around the Natural History Museum in London. The NHM is one of the world’s most famous museums, containing over 70 million natural history specimens and a significant collection of Charles Darwin’s discoveries. But perhaps not as widely known is the fact that the NHM is a research institution, conducting investigations in …

VIVO Harvester: New Updates

Michael Product News

Symplectic have been supporters of the VIVO project for many years. Back in 2011, we developed an open-source VIVO harvester, to allow the feeding of information into VIVO profiles using the rich data captured by our flagship software, Elements. It’s available to fork on our Github page. Today, we’re happy to announce another community-focused update to this useful tool.