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.

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