Figshare integrates with Elements

We are excited to announce that Elements now integrates with figshare and will be available to all clients in Elements v4.1 – released earlier today.
This is the second Digital Science company that Symplectic has partnered with in the last year.

Share all your Research this Valentine’s Day

figshare is available as a data source in Elements. Once users have configured their connection with figshare, their public datasets will automatically be pulled in to populate their Elements account.

figshare has become an indispensable tool for academics to store, share and cite allof their research. With this integration, universities will have an additional means to automatically register datasets produced by their academics. This provides visibility of the data that would otherwise be subject to the file drawer effect while also giving institutions the ability to further their Open Data initiatives.

If you have any questions about figshare or v4.1, remember you can start a discussion on our support site.

About figshare

figshare is a London-based startup where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, sharable and discoverable manner. The platform allows users to upload any file format to be made visualisable in the browser so that figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets can be disseminated in a way that the current scholarly publishing model does not allow. figshare is a portfolio company of Digital Science. For more information, visit

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