The Francis Crick Institute selects Elements and Figshare research information solutions

Tzu-I Liao Company News

The Elements solution will automate the capture of the institute’s research output, which is effortlessly made openly accessible in figshare. We are excited to welcome the Francis Crick Institute to the Digital Science community. In choosing Symplectic Elements and figshare to enhance the way they manage, store and openly share publications, the Crick will benefit from Elements’ automatic harvesting of …

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We’re Working With Ohio Department of Higher Education to Develop a Statewide Research Expertise Portal in New $1.5m Project

Jonathan Breeze Company News

This week Digital Science announced our participation in a major new project with the Ohio Department of Higher Education to work in partnership with the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) to highlight Ohio’s biomedical and engineering faculty and to showcase Ohio’s campus facilities and equipment critical to the innovation process. Named the Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx), this new research expertise portal will support ...

The Symplectic Australasia Conference 2018 – In Review

Michael Events & Conferences

At the end of January, we hosted our first Symplectic user meeting of 2018 at Deakin University, Melbourne. Attended by over 70 institutional representatives from around New Zealand and Australia, our user meeting formed part of a 3-day Digital Science extravaganza that also included sessions on Dimensions, Figshare, Altmetric and Digital Science Consultancy. Here’s a short overview of the highlights. …

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Elements v5.9 brings closer integration with Figshare for Institutions

Michael Product News

As repository technologies evolve alongside the needs of research institutions, the way in which researchers interact with those repositories must also develop. With that in mind, we’ve been working closely with our user community to grow our integrations to help both researchers and their institutions. The latest integration between Symplectic and Figshare for Institutions establishes a two-way repository integration between …

Open Access Week: Supporting open access through my work at Symplectic

Kate Byrne Guest Blog

To celebrate Open Access Week, we asked Kate Byrne, our Repository Platforms Product Manager to reflect on her first year with us: Open Access week provides us with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and champion Open Access, but also to reflect on the progress made in the year gone by. Back in Open Access Week 2016, I had only recently …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

World Health Organization launches TDR Global, a worldwide platform for research networking

Michael Press

This week, the World Health Organization’s TDR (Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases) launched TDR Global, a worldwide platform for researcher networking and public profiling. It will provide a simple, extensive system for researchers to identify an expert, institution or network with which they can cooperate, and makes use of the open source Profiles RNS platform. Some of TDR’s …

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 …

The New Laws of Motion for Research Information

Michael Guest Blog

The following is an extract from the Digital Science White Paper, A New ‘Research Data Mechanics’, written by Simon Porter, VP Research Relations and Knowledge Architecture at Digital Science. This paper highlights six recent advances in research information infrastructure and seeks to recast how we think about metadata – not as a series of static records, but as objects that move …

Reimagining Research Profile Design with Bootstrapped VIVO

Michael Press

Bootstrapped VIVO theme brings responsive design to public profiles London/ Boston: Thursday 18th August 2016: Symplectic, a Digital Science portfolio company, today announced a beta release of a new theme for the VIVO platform. VIVO is an open source semantic web application developed and implemented by research institutions to aid researcher profiling, collaboration and discovery. Coined Bootstrapped VIVO, Symplectic’s major …

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Dimensions Updates: Altmetric, EU Funding, and One Trillion Dollars

Michael Dimensions Updates

You may have seen that Dimensions, the research funding and analysis tool from our partners at ÜberResearch, has had an increased presence in the public eye in recent weeks. Having passed a milestone in its database size, added a useful new integration, and provided data for EU research funding debates, we thought it a good time to shine the spotlight on …

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Case Study: Elements Implementation at The University of Liverpool

Michael Case Study

The University of Liverpool‘s Elements implementation began in late 2015, and by the time their story was shared at our User Conference in June 2016, had already produced some impressive statistics. The University, based in the north-west of England, is a research-intensive institution, with approximately 1200 core research staff. Their Elements system, known locally as Liverpool Elements, was introduced initially to help …