End-to-end research funding management

Keep everything on track with streamlined, collaborative proposal development designed for institutional administrators and researchers

Symplectic’s Research Funding Solution is 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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Built upon the strength of Symplectic Elements

The Research Funding Solution is built upon the tried-and-tested functionality of Elements, our industry-leading research information management platform. Elements brings multiple data sources together in one platform, allowing universities and institutions to easily manage research and faculty information, derive powerful new insights, and showcase the real-world impact of their academic activities. As part of Elements, the Research Funding Solution gives institutions one centralized, cloud-hosted system to easily manage both research information and funding workflows.

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Funding opportunities: Communicate upcoming funding opportunities and clearly articulate deadlines to your research community through a clean, intuitive user interface designed in collaboration with researchers and administrators alike.

Proposal development: Streamline proposal development and reduce unnecessary admin with configurable, collaborative forms, templates and workflows that can guide applicants every step of the way, while giving the research office early visibility of funding proposals being prepared to enable them to provide timely support.

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Transparent tracking and status reporting: Configurable workflows let you set up procedural checks to drive compliance, ensure due diligence, and aid applicants. All parties can see the status and next steps throughout the process.

Pre- and post-award management: Record outcomes, manage milestones and reporting, and maintain all records and documents pertaining to a project in one centralised space. Customisable dashboards and data extracts allow you to gain new insights into funding applications, such as success rate, pipeline status, or year-on-year comparison.

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Reporting: Centralised, customisable reporting of institutional research activity and pipeline management including a wide variety of reporting options including data extracts, formatted reports and dashboards plus a specialised reporting database.

API & data migration tools: Our new RFS-specific API endpoint has been designed to support integrations & data feeds and our migrations tool will smooth the transition for implementing clients.


Developed in partnership with our client community, the
Research Funding Solution supports administrators and researchers alike.

The Elements Research Funding Solution offers flexible tools for fostering collaboration across the institution and
allows administrators to
more effectively support researchers throughout the application process.

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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