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A powerful system that enables universities to collect, contextualise and raise visibility of their research outputs.

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Publication Management

Elements searches a growing number of well-known journal databases to bring in papers published by your researchers. External data sources include Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef and popular open science networks such as figshare; providing comprehensive coverage of STEM disciplines with growing support for the social sciences and humanities. Researchers can also import their previous work from Google Scholar or Mendeley in major formats such as RefMan, Bibtex and Endnote.

Support Open Access Initiatives

  • Provide direct access to over 4 million OA full-texts and 26 million abstracts through integrated data sources such as Europe PMC and arXiV.
  • Extend the intuitive interface of Elements to the institutional repository with out-of-the-box support for all major open repository technologies (DSpace, Fedora and EPrints).
  • Make it simple for researchers to deposit with customisable copyright advice and OA status' from Sherpa/RoMEO.
  • Simplify the deposit process with full embargo support and filtering by RoMEO colour.

Faculty Information

Using the rich datasets captured within Elements, research managers, strategists and institutional leaders have the tools they need to assess their research strengths and plan for growth. Reporting tools provides institutions with data that is structurally optimised for SQL queries or powerful business intelligence solutions and toolkits (such as SAP Crystal Reports or Microsoft Reporting Services). Carry out statistical analysis, organise subscriptions and build customisable staff reports in just a few clicks.

Research Information Management

Pull in data from legacy databases including HR, grants, administration and many more. Our expert team will work with you to build importers that will help populate Elements with existing research information, making the transition seamless. Tailored to integrate with your institution's existing infrastructure including all major repository technologies so you can extend Elements' intuitive interface to your institutional repository, with out-of-the-box support for DSpace, Fedora and EPrints.

Academic Profiles

No more worrying about keeping academic webpages up-to-date or taking ownership of your files in the institutional repository. Automatically populate your VIVO or other existing academic web profiles with your most recent research activities. Elements can upload your bibliographic data to any system, allowing for easy management of your external web presence and connecting you to collaborators in the community. Integration with Altmetric even allows you to check the social impact of your work around the web.

Government Returns

Having developed Elements in partnership with leading academic institutions, Symplectic has developed functionality to specifically support government returns and assessment exercises. As the first RIMS to support the RAE in 2008, Elements has expanded to support the REF2014 (UK), HERDC (AUS) and the PBRF (NZ). This means fewer staff are required to administer, carry out and submit information for returns exercises in each region.