Australasia Digital Science Showcase 2020

Join us for an exciting three days filled with product updates, client talks, workshops and networking sessions.

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About this Event

We are delighted to announce that our annual Australasia Digital Science Showcase event will be held on the 18th – 20th of February 2020 in Melbourne.

This event is your chance to hear from the Digital Science product experts on the latest product updates, roadmaps and more. You will also have the chance to network with your peers and work one on one with the Digital Science team.

Capacity for this event is strictly limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot!



Tuesday 18th February

08.15 Registration opens


09:00 Welcome and an update from our Digital Science CEO, Daniel Hook

Symplectic Meeting

09:45 Welcome and Symplectic Update

11:05 Break

11:30 Symplectic Client Stories for 2020

12:15 Lightning Demonstrations of Latest Elements features

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Supporting Research Funding Workflows with Symplectic Elements

14:40 Enhancing Discoverability in the Elements Discovery Module

15:40 Break

16:00 Elements v6 Workshop

17:30 Close of Day 1

Wednesday 19th February

09:00 Registration opens

Parallel session 1: Symplectic Meeting

08:30 Client Advisory Group Meeting (by invite)

09:30 Getting it ‘write’ with our Latest ORCID Integration

10:00 Symplectic Elements Reporting Roadmap for 2020

10:30 Break

10:50 A Dashboard “Masterclass” for all: no coding required!

12:00 Symplectic Community Q&A

12:30 End of Symplectic meeting

Parallel session 2: Workshop – Dimensions data science for curious librarians and research analysts

09:30 This workshop will introduce curious librarians and research analysts to the tools that researchers use on a daily basis to undertake data science, in the context of getting the most out of the Dimensions API.

The Dimensions API is a powerful way to analyse data from Dimensions. Using the API to its full potential means shifting from using spreadsheets to workflows involving data science toolkits such as Jupyter notebooks. Key in this transition is the move towards building data ‘recipes’ that can be run for many different inputs. Write the recipe once, and then repeat it whenever you get a new request.

Workshop participants will learn:

– How easy it is to start using data science tools

– How to work with data in a Jupyter notebook, and manipulate data in pandas (spreadsheets for python)

– How to use the Dimensions API with Gigantum to answer common questions that librarians and research analysis get asked

– How to use the Altmetric API

– How to share your analysis with others, both publicly and privately

– How you can publish/share your results in figshare, and demonstrate the provenance of where your data came from

– How you can create reports in Overleaf from Gigantum that link analysis, figures and data, all the way back to the code that generated them.

What you will need:

– A laptop (we will use a our own gigantum server for the workshop)

– If you would like to run a local version of Gigantum (for running shareable notebooks), you can download and install it from

12:30 Lunch


Dimensions Meeting

13:30 What’s new in Dimensions? Covering the best new features since the last showcase, new standard reports, difference with other systems etc

14:15 Dimensions for Australasian research: Covering top institutional use-cases & Australian content, grants etc

15:00 Break

15:30 Workshop: Using Dimensions

16:15 What YOU can do with Dimensions. Covering a client presentation Q&A (questions to be submitted in advance)

17:00 Close of day 2

Thursday 20th February

08:30 Registration opens

Altmetric Meeting

09:00 Welcome

09:05 Welcome and Altmetric update

09:30 Customer case studies

10:15 Engaging faculty with Altmetric

10:50 Break

11:10 Altmetric: new perspectives

11:45 Workshop and discussion

12:30 Lunch


Figshare Meeting

13:30 Product update

14:00 Client presentation

14:20 Client presentation

14:40 Client presentation

15:00 Break

15:30 Workshop: Restricted publishing and request access workflow

16:15 Workshop: Curation/Review module and how we can improve

17:00 Close of day 3 / event end

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