Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) chooses Symplectic Grant Tracker to manage funding for innovative scientific research

Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, is pleased to announce that the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) has chosen Symplectic Grant Tracker from Digital Science’s suite of flagship products to advance its aims of providing catalytic funding for innovative scientific research and the development of academic scientists. 

RCSA joins the 50+ foundations, charities and funders worldwide who manage their end-to-end grant lifecycle using Symplectic Grant Tracker. Designed from the outset to meet research funding needs, Grant Tracker includes features to assist applicants, reviewers, committees and funders and help them to work efficiently and effectively across the grants management lifecycle.

With a 111-year legacy of supporting innovative research in the physical sciences, RCSA provides funding via various awards and initiatives, including its two core programs: the Cottrell Scholar program and Scialog. The Cottrell Scholar program honors and helps to develop outstanding teacher-scholars, while Scialog seeks to accelerate the work of 21st-century transformational science through research, dialogue, and community.

“Grant Tracker’s flexible automations have improved the efficiency of our internal workflows and grantmaking processes,” said Meg Zimlich Martin, RCSA’s Director of Program & Award Administration. “Its search capabilities allow us to use our data effectively by quickly creating custom lists and reports, and its streamlined user experience helps our grantees and reviewers easily prepare proposals, submit reviews and provide progress reports on their work.”

“We are thrilled to see RCSA go live with Grant Tracker and look forward to collaborating with them further on their delivery of funding for scientific innovation and career development,” said Brian Armour, Solutions Consultant for Symplectic Grant Tracker.

About RCSA

Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) is a private foundation providing catalytic funding for innovative scientific research and the development of academic scientists. RCSA aids basic research in the physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, physics, and related fields) at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. It supports research independently proposed by faculty members and convenes conferences. RCSA is a strong supporter of improvements in science education.

About Digital Science

Digital Science is a technology company working to make research more efficient. We invest in, nurture and support innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open and effective. Our portfolio includes admired brands including Altmetric, Dimensions, Figshare, ReadCube, Symplectic, IFI CLAIMS, Overleaf, Ripeta, Writefull, and metaphacts. We believe that together, we can help researchers make a difference. Visit and follow @digitalsci on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

About Symplectic Grant Tracker

Symplectic Grant Tracker delivers effective, impactful grants management for research funding organizations. With 15+ years of streamlining the management and administration of grant-making, we specialize in empowering mission-driven organizations to make strategic funding decisions.

Symplectic Grant Tracker underpins the pre and post award processes for 50+ funding agencies who collectively award more than $2 billion annually, including The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and Versus Arthritis.

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

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Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, Boston University

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
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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