Announcing The Brand New Elements: v5.0


London/ Boston: March 18th 2016: Symplectic, a provider of world-leading research information management software and services, today announces a major new addition to its flagship product, Elements. The new module will allow Symplectic’s clients to design, share and report on internal & external research assessments, streamlining what were traditionally time-intensive, paper-based activities.

Designed with the researcher in mind, the new module repurposes data the system has previously captured on their behalf, either from public, private or licenced data sources. This removes the need for the repetitive manual form-filling common in other researcher assessment and faculty reporting systems.

Jonathan Breeze, CEO, Symplectic said:
“All of our institutional and funder clients are being asked to demonstrate the quality and impact of their research. Our new Assessment module has been designed so that those questions can be answered without increasing administrative burden on researchers. We’re confident our clients around the world will make great use of our latest functionality.”

Alongside the Assessment Module, the latest version of Elements also includes a completely redesigned user interface, offering an intuitive experience to researchers and faculty. Key interface enhancements include:

  • Simplified system navigation
  • Greater visibility of the researcher profile
  • A new carousel with direct links to a prioritised list of tasks

For current users, the full release notes for v5.0 will be available soon on the Support Site.

We’ll be releasing more information in the weeks to come, including video demonstrations and a deeper look into the Assessment Module. Stay tuned!

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