Open Access Week 2016

Open Access Week 2016 – A Roundup

Michael Team Blog

As ever, the Open Access landscape continues to blossom worldwide, and the conversation this year during Open Access Week was as lively as ever. Blogs were written, opinions were tweeted, and institutions around the world took the opportunity to promote OA engagement throughout their campuses. While we continue to work on improving researchers’ engagement with OA projects and policies (keep an …

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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:

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Wolfram Data Summit heralds knowledge-based programming

Symplectic News Team Blog

Our CEO, Jonathan Breeze attended the Wolfram Data Summit last week in Washington D.C and wanted to share a few thoughts and observations from the event: Who was there? The Wolfram Data Summit is an ‘invitation-only’ annual conference attended by folks who spend their days grappling with and analysing the phenomenal amount of data being generated across disciplines and across …