Virtual User Conference September 2022

We will be holding a Virtual User Meeting on September 21-22, featuring a mixture of sessions from product specialists and research institutions.

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This user meeting is aimed primarily at clients in the North American region, but will also feature some sessions geared toward clients in EMEA who were not able to make our in-person event earlier in the year.

Please register for each day that you are interested in attending, but feel free to join at the session times that interest you. Don’t worry if you can’t make a session on the day: we’ll email you a recording of sessions you’ve signed up for following the event.

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*All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4)


Day 1: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

10:00 – 10:30 AM Welcome & Symplectic Update (Jonathan Breeze, CEO)

10:30 – 11:00 AM Elements Roadmap: the Last 12 Months & the Next (Kate Byrne, VP Product Development)

11:00 – 11:45 AM Supporting Internal Reviews & Assessments with the Enhanced Assessment Module (Sam Gibbons-Frendo, Product Manager)

11:45 – 12:00 PM Introducing Object Annotation: Capturing Persistent User/Object Relationship Information 

12:00 – 12:45 PM There’s More to Discovery: New Profiles for Equipment, Technology & Patents (Nick Anderson, Solutions Consultant)

12:45 – 1:00 PM Client Showcase: Connecting Ohio Universities with Industry to Drive Innovation (Jeff Agnoli, Ohio Innovation Exchange)

1:00 – 1:15 PM Client Showcase: TBD 

1:15 – 1:30 PM Supporting the Canadian Commons CV through Elements

Register for Day 1


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Day 2: Thursday, September 22, 2022

10:00 – 10:30 AM Tracking Impact with the Elements Impact Module (Sue Brown, Solutions Consultant)

10:30 – 11:00 AM The Changing Landscape of Open Access Compliance (Tzu-I Liao, Jr. Product Manager)

11:00 – 11:30 AM The State of Open Data Report 2021-22: Engaging Researchers with Open Data Practices (Andrew McKenna-Foster, Product Specialist, Figshare)

11:30 – 11:50 AM Getting the Most Out of Reporting in Elements (Sam Gibbons-Frendo, Product Manager)

11:50 – 12:30 PM Techie Talk: Running Different Types of Report

12:30 – 12:50 PM Techie Talk: Managing Bulk Data via API

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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