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 …

Symplectic User Conference Australasia – Agenda

Symplectic News Events & Conferences

Symplectic User Conference Australasia is now sold out! Here are a few details about the day. Our team You will find the following Symplectic team members at the event. You can drop us a line via enquries@symplectic.co.uk if you want to setup a meeting with any of them beforehand. Suzie Baker Daniel Enright Leonie Hayes Daniel Hook Geirmund Knutsen Tom …

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 …

Elements integrates with Europe PMC

Symplectic News Elements Updates

Yesterday, we released our final version of Elements for 2013, v4.7. One of the most exciting features in this release was the introduction of a new data source, Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC). Based on the PubMed Central (PMC) database developed in the US and part of the network of PMC repositories, Europe PMC provides a comprehensive and reliable source …

Symplectic User Conference Australasia

Symplectic News Events & Conferences

Following our first ever Australian conference in 2013, Symplectic are going to be starting off 2014 by holding another event for our current and prospective users in the region. Due to overwhelming interest, there will also be a two-day conference later on in the year to allow you ample opportunity to meet our team. Save the date Registration for our …

THE Awards 2013

Symplectic News Events & Conferences

In a category of it’s own At Symplectic, like many other companies, we get asked to sponsor a lot of conferences every year. Deciding on which ones we should sponsor always boils down to a few key points: Are we going to be able to engage with a key audience during the event, what level of exposure we would get …

New HERDC module released in Elements

Symplectic News Elements Updates, Press

We are very proud to announce that Elements is the first ever Research Information Management System to offer a HERDC module. The HERDC module was designed in partnership with clients in Australia and has just been released from beta after completing development and testing. The module will aid universities in Australia with the HERDC (Higher Education Research Data Collection) exercise …