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Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Elements helps to expand the reach of scholarly work to significantly impact recognition, both at CMU and globally, by bringing together data from many, diverse sources and providing interconnectivity to publishing outlets and reporting tools.

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The Francis Crick Institute

A pathway to open research with richer research profiles. The Francis Crick Institute is using technology to empower its researchers to have richer research profiles and to make it easier for them to publish their papers and data Open Access.

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Ohio Innovation Exchange

The Ohio Department of Higher Education and six universities from across the State of Ohio launched the Ohio Innovation Exchange. This web-based portal provides a next-generation mechanism for increased collaboration between Ohio’s universities and industries.

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University of Michigan

The University of Michigan’s searchable database of research expertise, Michigan Research Experts, is a portal built on Digital Science technologies that showcases their research expertise and helps their research community foster collaboration on campus, and beyond.

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Queen Mary University London

The Library team believe that authors engage with the deposit process due to the prompt in Elements that highlights records without full-text. The rate of deposit has increased by 1000% within 12 months following the switch-on of the publication prompt in Elements and discussion about the HEFCE Open Access policy.

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University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool‘s Elements implementation began in late 2015, and by the time their story was shared at our User Conference in June 2016, had already produced some impressive statistics.

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In an age of public knowledge and interdisciplinary research... it is really important
to make ourselves available. We need something that can make that information come
to the surface easily but also in a way that people can browse and search.

David Scherer, Scholarly Communications & Research Curation Consultant, CMU Libraries

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

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

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