Elements Analytics

Create compelling & interactive visualisations and dashboards

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Analytics powered by Elements

The Elements embedded dashboard designer allows you to design your own custom dashboards from right in your browser. This powerful tool allows you to choose from a range of configuration options and data visualisations to create dashboards tailored to your organisation’s needs.

The designer offers two options for creating dashboards. You can either use a drag-and-drop query builder to define the set of data you would like returned for analysis or write your own SQL statements directly into the dashboard builder. The simple drag and drop interface allows you to select tables and columns at the click of a button.

Your Elements dashboards can be presented in a range of colour palettes. Elements can even automatically generate colour palettes based on your organisational branding, offering a consistent visual identity to your community without the need for additional coding.

Reporting Database in action

In the first video, the user is demonstrating how to edit a dashboard using the Elements dashboard designer.
The second video highlights using the identifiers dashboard.


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Create and share

Elements includes a selection of stock administrative and data-driven dashboards, providing out-of-the box access to analytics functionality. As well as providing you with a core set of dashboards, these stock Dashboards can be copied, edited and shared, helping you get up and running to create your own custom dashboards in moments. You can also create your own dashboards from scratch, leveraging the wide range of data in Elements to create visualisations that provide actionable insights.

All of the data within the Elements Reporting Database is available for inclusion in dashboards including object metadata (such as publications, grants and professional activities) and also metadata from other modules such as the Assessment Module or the Annual Collection Module making it easy to create dashboards for REF, ERA or Annual Review exercises. You also have access to a range of administrative metadata collected automatically by Elements, powering a range of administrative dashboards covering topics such as data completeness, adoption of user identifiers such as ORCID IDs and user logins.

Our comprehensive access control model means that granting permission for individuals or groups to access Dashboards is simple to set up, maintain and modify.

The automatic search features are a bonus. I really like the way the new entries arrive automatically, and all I have to do is respond to the prompt to approve them. Navigation in the new release is intuitive and friendly. Linking directly to DOIs and full text is convenient and makes it easy to access and share my own research.

Professor Penny Brothers, University of Auckland

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