1st Conference down under

Symplectic is pleased to announce its first Australian User Conference, which will take place on Tuesday 19th February 2013 at the University of Melbourne. Building on the success of our Annual User Conference, the event will facilitate a forum of discussion amongst our Australian clients to better understand their needs.

Details of the event can be found on our Eventbrite page.

We will be joined by speakers from two of our sister companies here at Digital Science:

Euan Adie, Altmetric

Euan Adie is founder of Altmetric. Before that he was a senior product manager at nature.com, where he looked after products ranging from an online reference manager to NPG’s mobile apps. Originally a computer scientist, Euan got interested in STM publishing and the concept of post-publication review after working as a bioinformatics researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Between 2005 and 2009 he ran postgenomic.com, which aggregated the thousands of blog posts written by life scientists about published scholarly articles. You can follow him @altmetric.

Mark Hahnel, Figshare

Mark is the founder of figshare, an open data tool that allows researchers to publish all of their data in a citable, searchable and sharable manner. Mark is relatively fresh out of academia, having completed his PhD in stem cell biology at Imperial College London in 2011. He is passionate about open research and the potential it has to revolutionise the research community. For more information about figshare, visit http://figshare.com. You can follow him @figshare.

Research Profiles Conference 2013

We are also proudly sponsoring the Research Profiles Conference taking place the day before. If you are interested in attending our User Conference you may also be interested in this event.

Thanks to University of Melbourne

Symplectic thanks the University of Melbourne for its kind support of this event.

With this partnership, we have the opportunity to position ourselves as
a world leader in the development of the scholarly ecosystem.

Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon

I cannot overstate how pleased we have been.
We have to have confidence to work with a partner
for at least 5 years on a project of this size.

Caleb Smith, Senior Strategy Manager for Research Intelligence & Analytics, University of Michigan

“Faculty need only spend perhaps less than an hour a year to prepare and submit their annual reports.”

Associate Dean, Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

"Leveraging the interoperability between Symplectic Elements and DSpace has increased policy-driven institutional repository deposits by over 350%."

Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, Boston University

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
single source of truth throughout OIEx.

Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool