Who We Are

We are a software development and service team specialised in the capture, management and reuse of research information data. Our software is by used by many of the world’s leading research institutions and our team are known internationally for their excellent level of service.

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Our Story

Originally founded by four friends studying for their PhDs, Symplectic is now part of Digital Science which works towards making research smarter, more collaborative, and more efficient. Our core team are based in London, where we work alongside other Digital Science colleagues including folks from Altmetric, Figshare and Overleaf. We also have team members based in Germany, Romania, Australia and the USA, so we’re also all well versed in online conferencing tools.

Who We Are

How we work

Symplectic prides itself on having a collaborative working environment. In our London office there are regular stand-up meetings, attended by everyone including the CEO and senior management, for us to share what we’re working on and to keep up-to-date with each other. We use Slack ‎and other online tools to help maintain regular contact with members of the team based overseas.

We work in close collaboration with our clients and partners, in each stage of the development cycle, through to implementation and ongoing support. We host feedback sessions with users of our products, and always strive to deliver creative updates and features that help solve real-world problems.

The Symplectic team comes from a wide range of backgrounds, including scientific research, software development, universities, and the private sector. Some have 20 years experience in the industry, and others are in their first job since graduating. Learning from each other, sharing knowledge, and helping each other is very important to us.

If you want to learn more about joining our team, please see our job listings

  Work with us

The automatic search features are a bonus. I really like the way the new entries arrive automatically, and all I have to do is respond to the prompt to approve them. Navigation in the new release is intuitive and friendly. Linking directly to DOIs and full text is convenient and makes it easy to access and share my own research.

Professor Penny Brothers, University of Auckland

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