Elements works with a wide range of services and systems to repurpose and enrich research data.

Populate public researcher profiles

Feed the rich, captured data to external profiling systems to raise the visibility of the activities going on at an institution.

Open Profiles

Enable the discovery and collaboration of research across disciplines from multiple universities around the world.

Profiles RNS*

Speed the process of finding researchers with specific areas for collaboration and professional networking.

Institutional CMS

Connect Elements to an institutional content management system to automatically update profiles.

Connect to an institutional repository

Elements integrates with major open repository platforms using custom connectors that were developed in-house, ensuring institutions make full use of their existing infrastructure.

Fedora Commons
figshare for institutions

Keep users informed about copyright

Easily discover the distribution rights of full-text articles with information provided from integrated journal indexing resources. Distribute works with licences tailored to an institution’s policies.


Database of the copyright transfer policies of academic publishers and their journals.

Directory of Open Access Journals

An online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Custom licences

Select the appropriate licence for your work in your repository submission. Multiple licences may be made available for selection by users when sharing their work.

Integrate with internal systems

As well as external sources, Elements integrates with multiple internal systems to ensure institution’s are able to capture the full range of research activity. Our in-house experts provide a full range of data import and integration services.

People and HR

Establishing a regular feed from an HR system allows the automatic management of users and the recreation of the institutional structure for easy reporting.


Feed grant and award data from a grants management system to show research publications in context and meet Open Access reporting mandates.


Feed publication data from an existing publications management system, and have it supplemented by the unrivalled harvesting capabilities of Elements.


With imports possible from sources of data for teaching, professional activities and equipment, completing the picture of research activity becomes simple.

See the bigger picture

Symplectic is part of an innovative portfolio of companies in Digital Science, providing unique ways in which institutions can repurpose, enrich and enhance their research data.


Elements displays an Altmetric Attention Score for every article it harvests from its data sources (where DOIs are available). It also integrates data with Altmetric for Institutions for a seamless implementation.

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Authorise an Elements account with figshare and all datasets will be imported into the system. This is handy if there are any datasets that a researcher would like to connect to a publication or piece of equipment, for example.


Subscribers of Dimensions for Universities, our complimentary product, can use its rich funding data to enrich  and supplement the relational links between research outputs and funding.

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Want to know more about our integrations?

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* Profiles Research Networking Software was developed under the supervision of Griffin M Weber, MD, PhD, with support from Grant Number 1 UL1 RR025758-01 to Harvard Catalyst, The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center from the National Center for Research Resources and support from Harvard University and its affiliated academic healthcare centers.