Introducing Isotope, a new hosted research information management system

Michael Product News

This week, we’re thrilled to announce a new addition to our service offering. Built for specialist research institutions, groups and departments, Isotope is a hosted and managed service for the capture and reporting of research outputs and related information. With a focus on low maintenance and high performance, Isotope is supported and managed by Symplectic, and doesn’t require a dedicated …

Profiles RNS updated to version 2.10.0

Michael Product News

Earlier this month, an update was released for Profiles RNS, the open source research and collaboration platform created by Harvard Catalyst. Known for speeding up the process of finding researchers with specific areas of expertise for collaboration and professional networking, the latest version of PRNS adds further functionality: This release enhances the Research Activities and Funding module by automatically importing NIH …

MLA Elements

Modern Language Association International Bibliography now available as a data source within Elements

Michael Product News

We’re very happy to announce that the MLA International Bibliography is now available as a data source within Elements. One of the most-requested non-STEM data sources within our user community, MLA and Symplectic decided to collaborate for the benefit of our mutual (and future) clients. The feature was introduced in our September release of Elements (v5.1.2), and further extends its harvesting …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …