Press Release: Symplectic unveils a new version of their market-leading platform that is simply beautiful

Symplectic unveils a new version of their market-leading platform that is simply beautiful.


LONDONOct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Building on the experience of working closely with hundreds of domain experts, ranging from small funding organisations to major university systems, Symplectic has designed the most people-centric platform in the industry with the release of Version 6 of their Elements platform.


In an increasingly complex research landscape researchers and administrators are tasked with keeping an accurate account of their work that resonates with all audiences.

Elements reduces inefficiencies by allowing researchers to manage these activities within a single system. Built upon a firm foundation of smart data capture, Symplectic Elements works to automatically populate reports, forms and public-facing profiles while ensuring researchers don’t miss vital deadlines.


Version 6 was designed with the aim of exceeding all design and ease-of-use expectations and brings to life the most straightforward platform in the market – truly eliminating burden wherever possible. Utilizing the latest user-centric design concepts, Version 6 introduces frameworks that support entirely new areas of functionality and future product expansions coming in the next few months.


“Researchers are now able to complete more and more of their common administration tasks within Elements and consequently are spending more time in the system. Unlike most software solutions, our mission has always been to reduce the amount of time researchers need to be active in our system while still completing essential activities,” explains Kate Byrne, VP Product Management.


“Version 6 has been brought to life through an incredibly collaborative development process which has put the user at the very centre of our design, analysing the most visited pages and workflows, making significant user experience enhancements and introducing additional automation, batch processes and timely notifications to support our users.”

With Version 6, Symplectic users can expect even deeper adoption with the addition of improved branding and personalization features that support wider usage of the system at an institution.

“In Version 6 we’ve created a truly unique platform, capable of meeting the specific needs of each of our clients without compromising system interoperability or the end user’s experience,” says Jonathan Breeze, CEO of Symplectic. “Not only is it beautiful, it’s also incredibly powerful and further demonstrates our commitment to continuous innovation in the capture and management of scholarly data.”



Symplectic is a technology team that builds the Elements platform which works to eliminate the administrative burden of managing research information and institutional reporting. Our platform is trusted by 120+ universities and research organisations around the world to collect, showcase, analyse and report on all their scholarly activities. In a 2018 OCLC Global Survey & Report Symplectic Elements was ranked first in client satisfaction. Symplectic is part of Digital Science which works towards making research smarter, more collaborative, and more efficient. Symplectic is a global team headquartered in the UK with staff in North AmericaEurope and Australia.

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