Symplectic and CC Technology teams join to empower the wider research management ecosystem

Symplectic has empowered research institutions for almost 20 years, bringing smart technologies that enable scholars and institutions to showcase their academic achievements and activities by collecting and curating their research and academic information. During that time we are proud to say that our flagship product for research information management, Elements, has become widely adopted in multiple territories around the world: supporting administrative processes for researchers, faculty and staff; driving engagement with Open Access initiatives; and helping to demonstrate the impact and wider context of research undertaken by our clients’ communities.

We are now excited to be expanding our remit by joining forces with a team from another part of Digital Science, CC Technology, to create an enhanced combined team: broadening our remit to power the needs of the wider research management ecosystem, and serving not only research performing institutions but research funding organisations too.

Symplectic and CC Technology teams join to empower the wider research management ecosystem

During the past year we collaborated closely with CC Technology to build and launch the Research Funding Solution, a new suite of functionality to support institutional research funding workflows. Built upon the tried-and-tested functionality of Symplectic Elements, the solution has enabled Symplectic’s current customers to benefit from workflows initially developed for CC Grant Tracker clients. We are delighted to have signed our first two clients already, with more in the upcoming pipeline, to be announced in the near future.

Our joint collaboration exposed further areas of synergy, strategy and culture which became the catalyst for integrating the Symplectic and CC Technology teams together underneath the wider umbrella of Digital Science, creating a stronger Symplectic team with a combined and global customer base of over 160 organisations.

As a combined team we will bring together deep domain expertise in two of the most important areas of research information management – grants and outputs.  For many years, Symplectic has been asked to expand Elements to tackle these two use cases, but has always argued that more domain expertise was needed to provide world-leading functionality in this area.  The collaboration between our teams provides an ideal solution to this challenge, and together we will look to explore other areas for the benefit of both current Symplectic and current CC Technology clients.

As a joint product and service team, Symplectic will work in pursuit of the advancement of knowledge, delivering flexible research management solutions that help universities, institutions and funding organisations achieve their research goals.

We welcome our new colleagues and I look forward to working in close collaboration with our clients to further streamline research management and funding processes.

Jonathan Breeze
CEO, Symplectic

If you’re interested in a demo to learn how our Research Funding Solution works as an add-on to Elements, allowing you to easily manage both research information and funding workflows, further reduce the administrative burden on researchers and faculty, derive powerful new insights, facilitate proposal development and demonstrate real-world impact, please contact 

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