For Research Performing Organisations

We are trusted by universities, research institutions and consortia

around the world to collect, showcase and report on all their scholarly activities.

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Automatically populate your digital CV with your research activities, showcase your collaborations and expertise with public profiles, and easily carry out assessment exercises and funding applications.

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Academic Institutions

Collaborate with researchers and administrators to collate and curate the research data held in your institutional repositories, and prepare and report on it to comply with government and open access mandates.

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Development Organizations

Connect multi-organization or consortia systems to provide a single source of truth, drive discoverability and visibility between institutions, and increase collaboration and innovation opportunities across your network.

An Introduction to Elements 2


Our flagship product, Elements, is a highly-configurable research management system which ingests data from multiple sources to build a truly comprehensive picture of your organisational data.

You can structure and connect scholarly information throughout the research lifecycle, reducing administrative burden, deriving powerful new insights, and showcasing the real-world impact of your research.


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Public Profiles

  • Promote what you do best through faculty, research outputs, equipment, services.
  • Build a fuller picture by continuously harvesting data from the widest range of sources in the industry.
  • Create collaboration & innovation by making it easy for faculty to signal on their profile what they are available for, and navigate using our Collaboration Network visualization to identify potential new connections.
  • Drive R&D and explore new revenue streams by showcasing equipment and services on-site and making them discoverable for commercial opportunities.


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Symplectic unveils Research Funding Solution to support and manage institutional research funding activities

Research Funding Solution

Designed to manage the full funding lifecycle: helping universities promote relevant funding opportunities, supporting researchers during the proposal development phase, streamlining internal reviews and approvals, and managing post-award activities and reporting.

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Case Studies

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The Ohio Department of Higher Education and six universities from across the State of Ohio launched the Ohio Innovation Exchange. This web-based portal provides a next-generation mechanism for increased collaboration between Ohio’s universities and industries.

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The Francis Crick Institute

A pathway to open research with richer research profiles. The Francis Crick Institute is using technology to empower its researchers to have richer research profiles and to make it easier for them to publish their papers and data Open Access.

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The University of Michigan’s searchable database of research expertise, Michigan Research Experts, is a portal built on Digital Science technologies that showcases their research expertise and helps their research community foster collaboration on campus, and beyond.

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Who We Are

Designed by a team of research information specialists

At Symplectic, our solutions and services have been developed in close collaboration with our international client base for more than 18 years. Collectively, our team has decades of experience and specialist knowledge in the capture and management of scholarly information.

Our company and flagship platform, Elements, were originally created with one goal in mind: to avoid busy academics being asked to report on their activities and outputs multiple times, in multiple formats and multiple systems. Our approach is to place initial emphasis on the creation and sustainable maintenance of comprehensive and complete academic profiles. This is achieved through integrations with both internal and external sources of trustworthy data as well as incentives for academics to adopt and use the system regularly.

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