NORDP 2022

The National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) is the only professional association dedicated solely to Research Development. They support Research Development professionals and their institutions, and have a robust and diverse community with a culture of helping one another advance research globally.

Digital Science is looking forward to supporting this event as a Silver Sponsor. If you are attending, drop by our virtual booth to say hello and find out more about the role that Symplectic plays in research information management, and our sister company Dimensions plays in research development.

Kate Byrne, VP of Product Management at Symplectic will be presenting a panel presentation with Jeff Agnoli of Ohio Innovation Exchange and Rebecca Bryant of OCLC at this year’s conference.

Building and Leveraging Partnerships: How to Advance Research Information Management Systems (RIMS) to Catalyze Research

Tuesday, 4/26/2022 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

This panel presentation will address best practices in establishing RIMS from the perspective of a State-wide RIMS, international library and technology partner and vendor/client solutions in this ecosystem.

Since 2018, the Ohio Innovation Exchange has served as a driver of economic development and innovation across Ohio. With an eye toward the future, the implementation team successfully secured grants from the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Third Frontier, a technology-based economic development initiative. Funding from this program facilitates new partnerships with our regional economic development offices, industry engagement/higher education professionals, academic leaders, faculty members, and library colleagues. Learn practical ways to leverage these partnerships towards measurable outcomes.

The Ohio Innovation Exchange is built upon technology from Symplectic and Dimensions, both Digital Science portfolio companies. Symplectic’s VP of Product Management, Kate Byrne, will demonstrate how different technologies and data sets can be brought together to deliver information-driven solutions that facilitate connections and collaborations, and cross-pollinate knowledge across networks to drive real innovation.

Kate Byrne

Kate leads product for the Symplectic team, guiding development of their suite of products including Symplectic Elements and CC Grant Tracker. Kate is an expert in research management and people-centric product management. Prior to joining Symplectic, Kate spent almost a decade in academic libraries, specialising in research reporting, researcher engagement and information and knowledge management.

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Jeff Agnoli (BA/MA) is currently responsible for education, funding, and research development in the Office of Research | Proposal Development Office at The Ohio State University. Jeff has more than 30 years of experience in higher education and consulting with both non-profit and for-profit organizations. He primary areas of responsibility include: managing the internal nomination programs for faculty; assisting faculty and staff with the identification of funding opportunities to support their research efforts; managing the nomination process for external scholarly awards and prizes; identifying teams for interdisciplinary research opportunities; and the education and outreach efforts for the Office of the Vice President for Research. Jeff was elected to the NORDP Board of Directors in 2015. He has been a regular presenter at NORDP conferences and preconference workshops and served for two years as NORDP’s treasurer.

Rebecca Bryant | OCLC

Rebecca Bryant, PhD, serves as Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research where she leads and develops areas for the OCLC Research Library Partnership and for OCLC Research related to research information management (RIM), research data management (RDM), and institutional scholarly communications practices. Her OCLC publications include  Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library’s RoleConvenience and Compliance: Case Studies on Persistent Identifiers in European Research Information Management, and The Realities of Research Data Management.

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