Dimensions for Universities is now available!

We are very pleased to announce the release of Dimensions for Universities! Built by ÜberResearch, a leading software developer for funding organisations and part of the Digital Science family, Dimensions for Universities is a web-based tool designed for universities to analyse and understand the funding landscape.

‘DfU’, as it’s been known around the office, was born out of a recognition that funders and research institutions have the same problem – comparing their funding at a global level. Universities will usually have a lot of data on their own funding, but very little on how their funding compares to other institutions. Some public funders will release their funding data annually but it is often quite difficult to get valuable insight from it without spending significant resources, both in staff and time. Dimensions for Universities will dramatically decrease the resources needed for such analysis as the data has been de-duplicated, disambiguated and categorised into a digestible and intuitive format.


DFU Analyse screen


Symplectic is dedicated to reducing the administrative burden surrounding the research lifecycle at an institution. Leveraging ÜberResearch’s relationships with science funders, provides an unique opportunity to further reduce that burden at an institution. Dimensions’ development has been a truly collaborative effort. ÜberResearch worked with over 20 development partners (mostly research funders) to build a unique product for funding organisations; while we have guided the adaptation of its powerful features for research organisations.

We are confident that every research institution can benefit from its many features so get in touch if you’d like to request trial access or arrange a demo.


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