Public Profiles

Making it easy for you to showcase
your researchers’ expertise


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The Discovery Module makes researcher profiles easy

Our Discovery Module means you can use Symplectic Elements as a Faculty Information System (FIS) to effortlessly showcase researchers’ expertise through a modern, easy-to-maintain search and discovery interface.

The Discovery Module repurposes the rich and often unique data already collected within Elements to populate fully-rounded profiles including biographical information as well as publications, grants and professional & teaching activities. Our state of the art synchronisation mechanism ensures profiles remain up to date while our suite of privacy settings ensure you can control which data will be made public.

The Discovery Module offers contemporary design optimised for both desktop and mobile use which can be branded to align with organisational branding guidelines. Importantly, it is easy to implement, meaning you can avoid time-consuming and potentially costly custom builds and instead focus your efforts on working with researchers to enrich their profiles.

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Maximise the reach of your research

The Discovery Module aims to make your researchers and their expertise as discoverable as possible. It offers a range of advanced search functionality such as faceted search to help visitors to the site find researchers with relevant expertise or who are interested in being contacted about certain kinds of opportunities such as supervision or media requests. Our robust profiles maximise SEO and host videos ensuring your research profiles both demonstrate expertise and are as Google-able as possible. 

To help your research go even further, the Discovery Module can provide visitors with direct links to open access copies of your publications. We support a number of different OA integrations, even allowing visitors to download PDFs directly from your institutional repository. 

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Drive collaboration

Delve into an interactive collaboration network diagram within the Discovery Module. This built-in visualisation highlights interdepartmental collaborations within your organisation and enhances the discoverability of your researchers by introducing new ways to navigate between profiles. Each network diagram is generated based on the publications associated with the researcher’s profile and automatically activates for researchers which have two or more collaborators with public profiles within your Discovery Module.

See the collaboration networks in action at one of our clients here.

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Enable innovation

Our new Discovery Equipment search helps organisations promote research equipment, facilities & services to maximise the use of these valuable resources, as well as opening up potential new revenue sources and helping to foster meaningful connections and collaborations with industry partners and other research organisations.

A closer look at the Discovery Module

Join a growing community of institutions that have selected the Discovery Module to showcase their researchers’ expertise

Use Elements to power your own profiles

Using our powerful API and rich data sources, Elements can be used to automatically populate your public research profiles, institutional websites or open source profile solutions such as VIVO.

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