Elements v4.0 now available

We are very happy to announce the next generation release of our leading research information management system, Elements. With a sleek new user interface, improved navigation and over 40 other enhancements, v4.0 is the most significant update in the product’s 7 year history.

Elements v4.0 introduces a host of new enhancements, including:

  • A brand new user interface with improved navigation and usability.
  • Customisable themes and branding.
  • Improved visualisation of bibliometric data, including the addition of the Altmetricdonut.
  • A new administrative dashboard.
  • Additional support for the capture of project and equipment data.
  • Improved screen-reader support.

…. and much more

“The new Elements interface has been designed with the user in mind”, says Jonathan Breeze, VP, Development at Symplectic. “Intuitive navigation, polished iconography and improved visualisation of data all lend to the enhanced usability of the product.”

The new user interface design was designed in partnership with NewCity earlier in the year and offers a modern, intuitive look and feel that will appeal to researchers and administrators alike.

“Our users are central to the way that Elements evolves”, says Daniel Hook, CEO, Symplectic. “So we are particularly excited to be releasing v4, which has been built on the feedback received from our users. It will also provide us with a platform to deliver an even richer user experience in 2013 and beyond.

Check out the video below for a quick tour.



To find out more about v4 and how to upgrade your current system, head over to our support site.

About NewCity

NewCity is an interactive design agency specializing in websites, applications, and campaigns for higher education, non-profit and commercial clients. Based in Blacksburg, Virginia, NewCity combines expertise in user experience, visual design, internet marketing and development to craft great experiences for real humans. For more information, head to http://www.insidenewcity.com

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