Symplectic @ The Digital Science Showcase

We’re excited to announce that we will be presenting at the Global Digital Science Showcase event, which will take place online from 28 Sept to 2 Oct (half-day sessions).

At this free event we are hosting a panel, offering Elements demos and doing a session on our upcoming Version 6 release!

This online event will be accessible to you regardless of your location. If your timezone doesn’t allow you to join live, don’t worry – you can catch up at your leisure, as a recording will be available for all registrants immediately after every session ends.

About the event

Our showcase is free to attend and will be broadcast across five half days allowing you to tailor your attendance by choosing from a range of sessions based around these themes:

Getting to know the Digital Science family of digital tools (Monday 28 September):
Hear snappy lightning talks from each of our digital tools about what they do and who they help: Dimensions, Overleaf, Altmetric, Figshare, Symplectic, ReadCube, Ripeta, IFI Claims, Scismic, Gigantum, GRID, Digital Science Consultancy and CC Technology.

Collaboration (Tuesday 29 September):
Discover how our research tools are enabling members of the research community to work together openly and collaboratively.

Research Culture (Wednesday 30 September):
Find out how we are working with our partners to push for an inclusive, open, and efficient research culture.

Truth & Trust (Thursday 1 October):
In order to build trust in research we require transparency of our actions. In these sessions we will be discussing accountability and responsibility in research.

Global Challenges (Friday 2 October):
While the current pandemic has connected the world in ways we could never have imagined possible, there remain many other global challenges for researchers to solve. These sessions will deliver an insight into how our tools and analyses are contributing to research successes in the face of various global challenges.

Networking breaks and some fun social activities will also ensure you get to know us and your fellow attendees throughout the week.  To find out more about how the event will run please view our FAQs for attendees.

We will be revealing our speakers and the full programme shortly – so register now for updates


Who should attend?

You may already be familiar with our tools, or you may be completely new to Digital Science.  Either way, this event will be suitable for anyone interested in scientific research, particularly if you work within any of the following sectors:

  • Academic institutions
  • Publishers
  • Government and US Federal
  • Funders and Charities
  • Industry and Corporate

We hope you will be able to join us!


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