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A new service for research organizations to capture, understand and report their research outputs and related activities.


Ideal for small research institutions, groups and departments,
Isotope brings the power of Symplectic to new communities with a cost-effective package.

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Maintain extensive researcher profiles

Isotope captures comprehensive researcher profiles including details of publications, grants, qualitative evidence of impact, and other scholarly activities (teaching, patents, other outputs).

Isotope automatically searches and harvests scholarly publication data from high-quality external sources such as PubMed, Europe Pubmed Central, arXiv, RePEc, and Crossref.

Users can manage their own profile, adding and editing information, or can delegate access so updates can be made on their behalf.

Isotope automatically labels all publication data harvested on behalf or researchers from external systems. Publication data can also be linked to other data captured within the system, including grants, equipment or other shared resources. Labels and links are then used to effortlessly generate up-to-date data extracts and to populate other pre-formatted reports, commonly prepared throughout the research lifecycle or in response to ad hoc reporting requests issued by external funders.

Isotope homepage

Maintain extensive researcher profiles

Isotope captures comprehensive researcher profiles including details of publications, grants, qualitative evidence of impact, and other scholarly activities (teaching, patents, other outputs).

Isotope automatically searches and harvests scholarly publication data from high-quality external sources such as PubMed, Europe Pubmed Central, arXiv, RePEc, and Crossref.

Users can manage their own profile, adding and editing information, or can delegate access so updates can be made on their behalf.

Isotope automatically labels all publication data harvested on behalf or researchers from external systems. Publication data can also be linked to other data captured within the system, including grants, equipment or other shared resources. Labels and links are then used to effortlessly generate up-to-date data extracts and to populate other pre-formatted reports, commonly prepared throughout the research lifecycle or in response to ad hoc reporting requests issued by external funders.


Simple to use, easy to setup, and managed by Symplectic

Isotope is easy to set up, securely hosted and administrated by Symplectic’s team of experts. With support available in three global time zones to ensure customers are taken care of, there’s no need for a dedicated IT or Sys Admin resource – Symplectic have it covered.

System implementation, branding and configuration are all covered by Symplectic, taking individual needs into consideration. Ongoing user support is provided from an in-house team of experts, with diverse backgrounds in areas such as libraries, bibliographic data providers, and publication management.

Isotope homepage
Isotope homepage

Simple to use, easy to setup, and managed by Symplectic

Isotope is easy to set up, securely hosted and administrated by Symplectic’s team of experts. With support available in three global time zones to ensure customers are taken care of, there’s no need for a dedicated IT or Sys Admin resource – Symplectic have it covered.

System implementation, branding and configuration are all covered by Symplectic, taking individual needs into consideration. Ongoing user support is provided from an in-house team of experts, with diverse backgrounds in areas such as libraries, bibliographic data providers, and publication management.

Hosting

Hosted on secure servers,
Isotope is low on maintenance and high on performance.


Removing the need for institutions to maintain and manage on their own servers, Isotope requires minimal IT resource as it is hosted securely by Symplectic.

  • Peace of mind

    Relax in the knowledge that the team that made Isotope are on-hand to ensure it stays online and fully operational. Thanks to the groundbreaking infrastructure provided by our data centre providers, institutions can expect the highest standards of reliability, with a 99.5% uptime SLA.

  • Security

    With proactive alerts and continuous security enhancements, our infrastructure team is on hand to monitor the performance and stability of each Isotope environment. Full disaster recovery systems and regular rolling backups ensure data integrity and maximum uptime. All data entered in any Isotope instance belongs solely to the institution.

  • Performance

    Memory-optimised SSD-enabled servers, chosen with customer proximity in mind, ensure Isotope’s excellent performance and response.

What happens next?

After signing up, customers are contacted by an Isotope support team leader, who’ll review the process and steps for initial creation of researcher profiles, confirm understanding of data specifics and features/function, and discuss the overall plan for getting a working instance of Isotope in place and made available to users — efficiently, with minimal effort.

Trusted by institutions around the world

Symplectic has been working with prestigious research institutions around the world for over 14 years. With both large institutional clients, such as the University of Oxford, and specialized research institutes like the Wistar Institute, Symplectic’s experience in providing research management solutions is second to none.


To arrange an online demonstration of Isotope, head to our contact page and one of our representatives will be happy to help.

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