The Elements Platform:

A Research Information System

Research Management using the Elements Platform

The development of robust research management workflows is a challenge for institutions looking to streamline their processes and promote innovation. Add to that government mandates and disparate internal systems and the process becomes daunting at best.

At Symplectic, we understand the importance of bringing efficiencies to your institution’s research management workflows and the advantage of consolidating your data to a centralized platform. The Elements Platform supports institutions in their efforts to streamline the research management process.

We are here to help you in your search for the best solution.

Here are 4 key questions
you should be asking of your research information management system:



1. How is my data collected and organised?

This is key to a research information system that will fully unlock the potential of the valuable data it contains. The Elements Platform is centred around continuous, automated capture of research output data from multiple internal and external sources. In fact, Elements offers the widest range of automated data source integration in the industry.


2. Does the system support Open Access?

The push to make research open to the public is a leading trend across the research landscape. Symplectic Elements’ world leading repository integrations can help you support and streamline your open access workflows. The system provides an efficient method for faculty to deposit their research into your institution’s public repository as well as creating a centralised hub for monitoring open access engagement and compliance.


3. Can the system help increase our institution’s profile in the research community?

Promoting your internal expertise and collaborations is a crucial part of managing institutional research information. The Elements Platform provides a web-based public profiling tool called the Discovery Module, which allows institutions to effortlessly showcase their researchers’ expertise through a modern, straightforward interface.


4. Does the system support my research funding workflows?

Innovation in the grants management space has been lacking for quite some time. A research information management tool that can help you create and track your grant applications without leaving the platform would be an ideal solution. At Symplectic we are rolling out functionality to support your funding workflows. From proposal development to post-award activities the Research Funding Solution will offer functionality across the funding lifecycle.


Selecting the best Research Information Management System that fully supports your institutions research activities can be challenging.

Contact us today to learn more about how Symplectic can meet your needs.



It is critical to our state’s economy that we utilise every aspect of our knowledge
and innovation talent across the public and private sectors. We’re incredibly proud
of what we’ve created with OIEx − better connecting the experts and resources at our
state research universities to the industries that can utilise them to push their breakthrough ideas to fruition.

John Carey, Chanceller, Ohio Department of Higher Education

We wanted to create a single, multi-university resource that provides
enhanced visibility into expertise, equipment and research
support services and available IP.

Tim Cain, Ohio Innovation Exchange

This tool connects our scholarly and research expertise with audiences like media,
prospective graduate students, and academic collaborators, while simultaneously
helping faculty keep track of the very important work they do. It is a game-changer for U of T.

Associate Vice-President Research, University of Toronto

The deeply integrated environment we now have will greatly enhance
our ability to manage the range of repository activities and strengthen
our position in preparing for any future research assessment exercises.

Digital Development Manager, University of Sussex

It helps keep us organised and keeps everything in one place.

Peter Fisher, Worldwide Cancer Research

Researcher profiles and end-to-end funded research
project management all now take place in the one interface,
which has huge benefits to our researchers.

Liam Cleere, University College Dublin

The discovery module has provided a delightful and fantastic
searchable public interface to our to our faculty.

Paul Bergen, Tufts University

The rate of deposit has increased by 1000% within 12 months following the switch-on of
the publication prompt in Elements and discussion about the HEFCE Open Access policy.

Queen Mary University of London

Elements impressed us with its simplicity, flexibility and control
for individual faculty members, and great responsiveness with customer service.

Clarke Iakovakis, Oklahoma State University

I think the most important feature Symplectic Elements came with was interoperability
The fact that it had that flow through profiles to the repository was really, really valuable for us.

Research Advisor, La Trobe University