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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:

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 …

Stegosaurus at the Natural History Museum

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.

Symplectic at the VIVO Implementation Fest 2015

Michael Events & Conferences

Once again, Symplectic will be making an appearance at the VIVO Implementation Fest, taking place this year at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. We’ll have a presence there over the two days of March 16th and 17th. Why not come along and meet some of our team?

Symplectic’s 12th birthday – thoughts on the past, present and future

Michael Company News, Team Blog

Happy Birthday to Symplectic! Last week, we celebrated our 12th year as a company. Though we didn’t have quite the big bash we had for our 10th anniversary, a few drinks were joyously downed after work on Thursday. Today, we’ve been reflecting on how far we’ve come since those early days. The beginning We’re already well-versed in telling the story of how we …

Vertigo Ventures and Symplectic to support capture of Research Impact

Symplectic News Elements Updates, Press

New partnership to help institutions demonstrate their research impact Vertigo Ventures and Symplectic are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to support research institutions looking to further understand and ultimately demonstrate their research impact. Effectively capturing and reporting on the impact of research is now critical to continued research funding. The agreement follows the successful launch of Vertigo Venture’s …

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Andrew Bennet Team Blog

Alpino in Chapel Market, Islington, London is a small Italian cafe; it’s tasty, good value, and one of the team’s favourite Friday lunch jaunts. We have an annual tradition of going to the cafe close to Christmas – they do a great Christmas lunch – and we usually end up filling the entire cafe, so booking and ordering in advance is usually …

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service and National Agricultural Library select Symplectic as their research information management provider

Symplectic News Company News

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the USDA’s chief in-house scientific research agency, and the National Agricultural Library, one of four national US libraries, have selected Symplectic Elements as their first integrated research information management system. The system will allow the agency to better disseminate and report on the research conducted by the 2,000+ researchers across the agency. The USDA Agricultural …

Be the educated user – Article metrics

Symplectic News Team Blog

image credit: shutterstock Over the past decade we’ve seen a great deal of activity around the development of research impact metrics. This is a good thing generally, as more and varied metrics help to provide a broader perspective on researchers/scholars impact. However, as use of research performance metrics expands within academia worldwide it is critical that appropriate use of these …

Selected as authorized service providers of Profiles Research Networking Software

Sabih Company News, Press

We are very proud to announce that we have been selected as an authorized service provider for Profiles Research Networking Software (RNS). Profiles RNS is an NIH-funded, open source tool that speeds up the process of finding researchers with specific areas of expertise for collaboration and professional networking. Created by Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, Profiles …

Dimensions for Universities is now available!

Symplectic News Product News

We are very pleased to announce the release of Dimensions for Universities! Built by ÜberResearch, a leading software developer for funding organisations and part of the Digital Science family, Dimensions for Universities is a web-based tool designed for universities to analyse and understand the funding landscape. ‘DfU’, as it’s been known around the office, was born out of a recognition that …

DuraSpace partner with Symplectic as first official RSP of VIVO

Sabih Company News, Press

We are happy to announce that Symplectic have become the first DuraSpace Registered Service Provider for the VIVO project. DuraSpace is a not-for-profit organization providing open technologies and services that promote durable access to digital data.  We have been long-time supporters of the VIVO project, both as a founding sponsor and through continued support of the VIVO Conference since it …

Natural History Museum to implement Elements

Symplectic News Press

The Natural History Museum, one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions, a world-renowned heritage site and centre of scientific research in London, has selected Symplectic to provide their first integrated research information management system. Symplectic’s flagship information management software, Elements, is already in use at some of the world’s top institutions and will allow the museum to collect, manage and …

Integration with DOAJ

Symplectic News Elements Updates

Expanding Open Access Many of our clients are expanding their Open Access initiatives in 2014 in light of mandates and growing popularity with their researchers. We have been working with a number of them to expand the functionality in Elements to further support institutional requirements and to develop features that would benefit the community as a whole. photo credit: JISC …

Symplectic welcomes Alex Viggio as Senior Technical Consultant

Symplectic News Company News

We are very pleased to announce Alex Viggio has joined the Symplectic team as a Senior Technical Consultant from Digital Science, North America. Alex is a research networking technology specialist; co-lead of the VIVO Implementation Working Group; a founder and board member of Agile Denver and the former technical lead of faculty information systems at University of Colorado Boulder. At …

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, …

Moving beyond publications

Symplectic News Elements Updates

Being able to engage and test our product with researchers and administrators makes up a big part of our development effort. Using this feedback has helped us improve Elements over the years and informs nearly every release. Our most recent example of this form of collaboration is the addition of a new module, Teaching Activities. Capture courses, supervisions and examinations …