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.



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