KU Leuven, the ‘Most Innovative European Research Institution’, chooses Symplectic Elements

We are very happy to announce that KU Leuven, the largest university in Belgium, have selected Symplectic Elements as their output management system.
This renowned university now becomes Symplectic’s first European institutional client outside the UK.

Founded in 1425 and based a short distance from Brussels, KU Leuven is one of the oldest and most highly-regarded universities in Europe. With a rich history of software innovation, it was recently ranked #1 in the 2016 Times Higher Education list of most innovative European institutions, and prides itself on excellent quality of interdisciplinary research.

The Elements system will become the hub of KU Leuven’s output management, populating their DSpace institutional repository (LIRIAS), as well as providing a more automated (and thus researcher-friendly) workflow, support for their Open Access engagement, future ORCID integration, and more.

This marks the first Symplectic partnership with a mainland Europe research institution, and paves the way for an exciting future working with other institutions across the continent. We look forward to working with the project team at KU Leuven to get Elements up and running.

The automatic search features are a bonus. I really like the way the new entries arrive automatically, and all I have to do is respond to the prompt to approve them. Navigation in the new release is intuitive and friendly. Linking directly to DOIs and full text is convenient and makes it easy to access and share my own research.

Professor Penny Brothers, University of Auckland

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