Digital Science User Day 2019

Digital Science User Day 2019

Our upcoming event which will bring our Symplectic, Altmetric, Dimensions and Figshare users together! In previous years our event focused on our Symplectic users only, this year we are expanding the meeting to include your peers from across the Digital Science portfolio.

Join us to hear from our product experts, work alongside your peers, and hear about the latest product updates from the Digital Science team!

If you need a hotel, please click here for details on hotels in the area as well as our discounted rate!

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Dates: 1& 2 October 2019

Start Time: 9am

Location: Catalyst Ranch, Chicago, IL


* Subject to change

October 1st

8:30am Breakfast and registration

9:00am Welcome

9:15am Keynote

10:00am Company Updates from Symplectic, Figshare, Altmetric and Dimensions

11:00am Break

11:30am Gathering new insights: How to use our tools/data to drive institutional strategy (PANEL)

12:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm – 3:30pm Concurrent Sessions

*Each session will run for approximately 30 minutes
*You are encouraged to mix and match between tracks depending on your interests 

Track 1:

  • Whats new with Elements?
  • The Elements Roadmap
  • Combining Elements and Dimensions to explore your data

Track 2:

  • Dimensions: Reimagine discovery and access to research
  • Altmetric: Telling stories of research
  • Figshare: Whats new & Roadmap

3:30pm Break

4:00pm Speed Networking

This is a one of a kind, can’t miss session where each participant is paired up in a 7 minute speed networking session. In the session participants will be asked to describe thier use case of one or more DS products that they subscribe to currently. If you share the same use case, talk about your future plans instead! If you do not currently have any products, describe why you are considering one or more of the DS products. At the end of the session you will hopefully come away with new ideas and some new connections!

5:15pm Debrief & End Day 1

5:30pm Drinks Reception – Location TBD

October 2nd

8:30am Breakfast and Registration

9:00am Client Ignite sessions

Invited clients will present on any one of many possible topics. Examples Include:

  • Problem/Resolution eg. working with DS to solve an internal problem
  • Desired Outcomes
  • Overcoming a Challenge eg. working with or without a mandate
  • Supporting an institutional initiative eg. Open Access
  • Making evidence based decisions using DS suite of tools

9:45am – 4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

*Each session will run for approx. 1 hour
*You are encouraged to mix and match between tracks depending on your interests
*There will be a 15 minute break at 10:45am, Lunch will be at 12:15pm; and a final 15 minute afternoon break will begin at 3:00pm

Track 1:

  • Workshop: The Future of Elements Reporting
  • ORCID & Elements – the next phase of the integration
  • Workshop: Symplectic Services – Hosting, Reporting and extended support
  • Elements, the Discovery Module & Curating Public Profiles
  • Working with the Elements Assessment Module (client presentations)
  • Workshop: Community Feedback session on upcoming Elements development

Track 2:

  • Workshop: Building an effective engagement strategy (This session will include all Digital Science products)
  • Exploring Open Access with Dimensions
  • Elements: Open Access & Repository integrations
  • Dimensions Workshop
  • Figshare Workshop
  • Figshare Workshop

4:15pm Wrap up & 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