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Announcing The Brand New Elements: v5.0

Michael Elements Updates, Press

London/ Boston: March 18th 2016: Symplectic, a provider of world-leading research information management software and services, today announces a major new addition to its flagship product, Elements. The new module will allow Symplectic’s clients to design, share and report on internal & external research assessments, streamlining what were traditionally time-intensive, paper-based activities. Designed with the researcher in mind, the new …

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 …

figshare for institutions and elements

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

figshare integrates with Elements

Symplectic News Elements Updates

We are excited to announce that Elements now integrates with figshare and will be available to all clients in Elements v4.1 – released earlier today. This is the second Digital Science company that Symplectic has partnered with in the last year. Share all your Research this Valentine’s Day figshare is available as a data source in Elements. Once users have …

Elements v4.0 now available

Symplectic News Elements Updates

We are very happy to announce the next generation release of our leading research information management system, Elements. With a sleek new user interface, improved navigation and over 40 other enhancements, v4.0 is the most significant update in the product’s 7 year history. Elements v4.0 introduces a host of new enhancements, including: A brand new user interface with improved navigation …

CERIF-XML export for ROS

Symplectic News Elements Updates

UPDATE: A version 4 demo video has been added to this item CERIF-XML Export Symplectic is pleased to announce new functionality for our UK clients, a new export format, CERIF-XML. The new export format will allow all users of Elements to export publication data as a CERIF standardised XML file. This same export format can be used by UK clients …

CrossRef integration now available

Symplectic News Elements Updates

Enhance subject coverage and research output data Symplectic is pleased to announce Elements has integrated with the CrossRef database. This will allow subscribers to automatically retrieve CrossRef metadata hosted by Symplectic. The CrossRef database has over 55 million records in total. This includes over 27,000 journals from more than 4,000 publishers. CrossRef also includes data for book titles, chapters, reference …

Altmetric emblem added to Elements

Symplectic News Elements Updates

Track online conversations around publications With the addition of an Altmetric emblem, academics are now able to see article level metrics on social media activity. We are hoping to enhance this technology in the future to include richer data sets. Using Altmetric The image below shows how the Altmetric emblem is displayed within Elements. Academics are able to see an …

Dura Project

Symplectic News Company News, Elements Updates

Symplectic is excited to announce the upcoming Mendeley module. Researchers will be able to synchronise their personal Mendeley profiles with their Elements account at their institution; and most importantly, take advantage of the rich file sharing capabilities of Mendeley. Funded by JISC, The DURA Project was a collaboration between Mendeley, Symplectic and CARET (Centre for Applied Research in Education Technologies) …