Durban University of Technology selects Elements

Michael Company News, Press

Symplectic is very happy to announce that Durban University of Technology, South Africa, have selected Symplectic Elements as their research information management system. This forward-thinking university now becomes Symplectic’s first institutional client in Africa. Durban is a great place to begin – the largest city in the KwaZulu-Natal province, a major centre of trade, tourism, finance and manufacturing, with rich cultural diversity and beautiful golden beaches. …

Saying goodbye to our Lead Web Designer, Sabih Ali

Jonathan Breeze Company News

A note from CEO, Jonathan Breeze, to the Symplectic team today: As many of you will now be aware, today we will say a fond farewell to Sabih Ali, former Marketing Officer (2012-2013), Head of Brand (2014-2016) and of late, Lead Web Designer at Symplectic. As hinted at his list of official job titles – “Head of Brand” being my …

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 …

Carnegie Mellon University partners with Digital Science

Michael Company News

We’re delighted to announce that the renowned Carnegie Mellon University have chosen Digital Science to further advance their world-class research and scholarship, which includes the use of Symplectic Elements. The official press release is below. (Keith Webster of CMU, quoted below, was also interviewed alongside our own Kate Byrne about the evolving duties of the 21st Century Librarian, as part of the Digital Science Podcast.) LONDON, …

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 …

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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 …

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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 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. 

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 …

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

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Symplectic welcomes Alex Viggio as Senior Technical Consultant

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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 …

Discover more about your funding

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Symplectic are proud to announce the release of our brand new tool to help universities better understand the funding landscape: Dimensions . Funding is an important aspect of a university’s strategy however, navigating grant allocations can be complex and time-consuming. Dimensions uses the data made available by research councils to provide an intuitive way to gain insight and analyse funding …

Jonathan Breeze appointed as CEO

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We are proud to announce that Jonathan Breeze has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer. Jonathan spent many years working closely with Symplectic as a project and programme manager for research at Imperial College London, eventually joining as VP for product development in January 2012. Jonathan will be replacing Daniel Hook, founder and CEO of the company, whose …

VIVO Harvester Upgrade

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The Symplectic VIVO Harvester In 2011, Symplectic released their first version of the VIVO harvester on GitHub. This code was used to build the harvester for the first institutional VIVO instance in the UK. With the rich data sets available to Elements, clients are able to automatically populate and maintain external VIVO profiles for all their research staff. Significant upgrades …

Symplectic joins CASRAI

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Symplectic joins CASRAI Symplectic is delighted to announce that it has become a member of the standards development organisation CASRAI. As an Implementer Associate, Symplectic will work with CASRAI and its partners in bringing the benefits of standardisation to the global research community. “Research information management can often be a time consuming and arduous task for researchers,” says Daniel Hook, …

Thanks to VIVO

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We are massive supporters of the VIVO project and were Platinum sponsors of the Annual VIVO Conference this year. As expected it was a great event and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the delegates and hope to see you at another event soon. We were very lucky to have Mike Conlon, the principal investigator …

Selected as RMAS Vendor

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RMAS – developing a framework for shared research management and administration RMAS (Research Management and Administration Systems) is a [HEFCE][1] funded initiative headed by the Universities of Exeter, Sunderland and Kent. The project aims “to help universities and colleges become more efficient by improving the research management and administration process”. It has been estimated that savings of 10 – 20% …