Australasian User Meeting 2019

15th January 2019



We are delighted to present 2019 Australasian Digital Science Showcase, taking place at University of Melbourne (University House at the Woodward), 30th January to 1 February, 2019.

This is an annual gathering of members of user community of Symplectic and Digital Science, with showcases of new and developing product features, interactive workshops, and opportunities to influence product development by giving feedback.

Our event is open to institutions currently using or implementing Elements, as well as institutions wishing to learn more about our products and services.

This event features Symplectic, Altmetric, Dimensions, figshare, and exciting new offerings from the Digital Science group. We can’t wait to see you!


Wednesday 30th January

09.30 Registration
10.00 Welcome
10.15 Plenary Session
Daniel Hook, CEO Digital Science
11.00 Ignite Sessions: Digital Science Company updates
11.50 Break
12.10 What is Human-centred Design? Defining a customer-led value proposition for research digital channels
Sophia Lagastes, Associate Director, Research Business Systems, University of Melbourne
13.20 Lunch (provided)
14.20 Post Assessment Update: Australia and New Zealand Talk
15.20 Gathering New Insights: Client case studies
How clients use our tools/data to drive institutional strategy
16.00 Portfolio Q&A: your chance to ask us questions
This session will run unconference style. Please come prepared with any questions you have for each of our portfolios.
16.30 Close

Thursday 31st January

8.00 Annual New Zealand Symplectic User Meeting
This session is 60 minutes long and offers the option to dial in. Please register in advance.
9.15 Registration
9.30 Welcome
Anne Harvey, Managing Director APAC, Digital Science
9.45 Integrating the Digital Science Landscape
Jonathan Breeze, CEO Symplectic
10.30 Break
10.50- Concurrent Sessions

A) Research Impact and Assessment

10.50 Breaking Barriers: Traversing the Landscape between Research and Policy (Altmetric)

11.30 Telling the Stories of Research (Jean Liu, Altmetric)

12.00 Knowledge Transfer: taking Australia’s Research Global, focus on patents and collaboration (Altmetric)

12.30 Lunch

13.30 The Many Faces of Assessment: Working with the Elements Assessment Module

B) Next Generation Discovery Tools

10.50 Dimensions: Reimagining discovery and access to research (Bo Alroe, Digital Science)

11.30 Combining Elements and Dimensions to Explore your Data (Symplectic)

12.00 Considerations for making Elements Data Public (Symplectic)

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Supporting Grant Applications, finding new opportunities, and getting an overview of the funding landscape (Bo Alroe, Digital Science)

14.10 Exploring Esteem
Simon Porter, Digital Science
14.40 Updating an ORCID record with data captured in Elements
Tom Devereux, Systems Support Analyst, University of Melbourne
Justin Shearer Manager, Research and Industry Faculty of Business & Economics, The University of Melbourne
Jonathan Breeze, Symplectic, CEO
15.30 Break
15.50 Annual Collection & ERA: working with Elements to streamline data collection and assessment
Symplectic led workshop
16.45 Close

Friday 1st February

09.25 Welcome
Anne Harvey, MD APAC, Digital Science
9.30- Concurrent Sessions

A) Reporting & Analytics

9.30 Affiliation data: fun things to do with affiliation information (Symplectic)

10.15 Visualising and reporting Altmetric data workshop session (Altmetric)

11.30 Break

11.50 The future of Elements reporting: hear our clients give us feedback on planned new development (Symplectic clients)

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Moving beyond Excel: API workshop for research analysts. Learn how to use Python and data science tools over Dimensions, Altmetric and Elements (Simon Porter, Digital Science)

B) Open Access & Repository Infrastructure

9.30 The future is shared and open Ignite style talks about DS initiatives to supportt sharing research and associated data openly (Digital Science)

10.15 Understanding OA engagement using the OA Monitor (Symplectic)

10.45 Preparing for an RT2 Migration (Symplectic)

11.30 Break

11.50 How successful are your OA activities? How to use Elements, Dimensions and Altmetric to analyse your institution’s OA initiatives (Symplectic, Altmetric and Dimensions)

12.30 Lunch

13.30 figshare community workshop (figshare)

16.00 Conference Close

The Venue

University House at The Woodward

Level 10, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton 3053

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: By tram the closest stops are Haymarket/Elizabeth St and Lincoln Sq/Swanston St.

PARKING: Public parking is located along Royal Parade on UoM grounds and is around a 5 minute walk to University House  The Woodward. Berkeley St also has public parking which is close to The Woodward, as well as 2-4 hour parking surrounding University House at The Woodward. University Square Car Park also has parking at 244 Bouverie Street or 206 Berkeley Street from Monday – Sunday 6:00am to 10:00pm.