Together, open, collaborative and inclusive research is possible

Digital Science is made up of a portfolio of innovative companies (including Symplectic, Altmetric, Figshare and Dimensions) which serve the needs of scientific and research communities through the full research lifecycle.

We are on a mission to shake up the world of research and make working life simpler and more productive. Researchers the world over spend a lot of time and energy on their research. It can be a source of identity and inspiration, but it can also be a source of frustration. Helping to improve the research experience is one of our key aims at Digital Science.

We’re a pioneering and disruptive technology company made up of open-minded, brave and collaborative people. We are passionate about what we do and invest in companies for long-term benefit, rather than short-term gain. We’re unique in that we spot entrepreneurs with amazing talent and actively work with them to support their growth so that the research community can benefit from truly innovative and interoperable technologies. We believe that by working together with the community we serve, we can change the scientific ecosystem.

Digital Science was launched in 2010 after our founders realised that science had yet to seize the opportunities offered by the digital technologies transforming our lives. The software that researchers, academic institutions, publishers, funders, and industrial research organisations used at that time, was largely home-built or niche. We believed we could develop and deliver the high-quality software tools that researchers deserved.


We started off with a team of five people. Today, we have more than 300 colleagues in over 20 countries worldwide, and we work with hundreds of partners to deliver value and success.

Over the years we have added a broad range of trusted software, insights, analytics, and content to meet the community’s needs. Digital Science is now a vibrant mix of the companies that we’ve invested in over the last decade, and our customers benefit from the deep domain expertise associated with each of the products. Although these companies are part of Digital Science, each preserves its own unique culture. We think of Digital Science as being a little bit like London; different villages have grown together to form one city over the centuries, but the architecture and culture continue to vary per neighbourhood.

For all the progress the industry has made over the last decade, we’re not even close to fully realising the potential of information technology. We’re really just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until we have a trusted, frictionless, collaborative research ecosystem that drives progress for all. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

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It is critical to our state’s economy that we utilise every aspect of our knowledge
and innovation talent across the public and private sectors. We’re incredibly proud
of what we’ve created with OIEx − better connecting the experts and resources at our
state research universities to the industries that can utilise them to push their breakthrough ideas to fruition.

John Carey, Chanceller, Ohio Department of Higher Education

We wanted to create a single, multi-university resource that provides
enhanced visibility into expertise, equipment and research
support services and available IP.

Tim Cain, Ohio Innovation Exchange

This tool connects our scholarly and research expertise with audiences like media,
prospective graduate students, and academic collaborators, while simultaneously
helping faculty keep track of the very important work they do. It is a game-changer for U of T.

Associate Vice-President Research, University of Toronto

The deeply integrated environment we now have will greatly enhance
our ability to manage the range of repository activities and strengthen
our position in preparing for any future research assessment exercises.

Digital Development Manager, University of Sussex

It helps keep us organised and keeps everything in one place.

Peter Fisher, Worldwide Cancer Research

Researcher profiles and end-to-end funded research
project management all now take place in the one interface,
which has huge benefits to our researchers.

Liam Cleere, University College Dublin

The discovery module has provided a delightful and fantastic
searchable public interface to our to our faculty.

Paul Bergen, Tufts University

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.

Queen Mary University of London

Elements impressed us with its simplicity, flexibility and control
for individual faculty members, and great responsiveness with customer service.

Clarke Iakovakis, Oklahoma State University

I think the most important feature Symplectic Elements came with was interoperability
The fact that it had that flow through profiles to the repository was really, really valuable for us.

Research Advisor, La Trobe University