European User Day 2023

Registration is now open for the Symplectic European User Day 2023. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate Symplectic’s 20th anniversary year, learn more about the latest functionality in Symplectic Elements, and meet and learn from colleagues.


All clients are welcome; if you have not yet received an invite and would like to attend, please get in touch via the form below.

Date: 4 July, 2023

Location: London 



*All times are in British Summer Time (London, GMT+1)


09:00 Arrivals
09:30 Welcome & Housekeeping
09:40 Company Update Jonathan Breeze, CEO
10:25 Symplectic Elements: Update from our product team Kate Byrne, VP Product
11:25 Morning Break
11:45 Redesigning Groups: Managing and showcasing internal organisation structures Sam Gibbons-Frendo, Product Manager
12:15 Client Stories: Implementing Discovery as an expertise search solution David Saunders, Research Information Analyst, University of Oxford
Martin Carrolchick, Research Information Officer, University of Oxford
12:30 Discovery Search: Helping people find your experts Kate Byrne, VP Product
Lulu Yang, Senior UX Designer
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Beyond Journal Articles: Considerations in making a wide range of research outputs openly available Claire Turner, SVP Commercial – Research Workflows
14:15 Client Stories: Integrating Elements with Dataverse Dieuwertje Blomen & Nick Poels, KU Leuven
14:30 Developing Trust Markers with Dimensions Research Integrity Nicholas Bailey, Technical Product Manager
14:45 Wider contributions to knowledge: Tracking new kinds to research activity data Kate Byrne, VP Product
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:20 Community Roundtables Round 1: Discovery Search, Open Access, Tracking new types of data, Groups

Round 2: Discovery Department Pages, Research integrity, Assessment (Review & evaluation), Impact/Knowledge Exchange

16:20 Research Excellence Framework 2028: Community Discussion Facilitated by Kate Byrne and Jonathan Breeze
16:50 Decamp to a local pub (TBC)



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