Symplectic Elements Product Update: Release v6.5

Symplectic Elements Product Update: Release v6.5

In our September release, we are very excited to announce a new suite of functionality to allow you to track and report on how your researchers are contributing towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as we all work towards achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. We know a lot of you have been interested in using Elements to support tracking your contributions, and we share your passion – here at Digital Science we have recently set up a climate change working group to explore ways to make how we work more sustainable.

If you use one of our Repository Tools 2 integrations, you have more power than ever before to tailor the integration to your needs. The release offers several new configuration options including the ability to configure which publication types are permitted to be deposited to your repository, giving you a greater level of control over your open access workflows.  

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In the Discovery Module, we’ve continued our work introducing Equipment Profiles, adding new tabs to show related experts, publications and grants, helping you signpost researchers to people who have experience or expertise with these specialist tools, facilities or services as well as showcase the research findings and outputs that your equipment has made possible.

We have also continued to grow our new Research Funding Solution in this release, with major new functionality for post-award grants management. This will help support the  management of active projects, letting you monitor deliverables and giving your researchers more transparency and access to key project data.  

There are also many other improvements across Elements, many of which were inspired by feedback and feature requests from our community. Thank you all for your continued engagement! 

North American clients are invited to join us for our virtual user meeting next week, where – as well as looking at the Elements roadmap for 2022 – we’ll be exploring Elements’ new privacy features, the new SDG tracking functionality, and hearing from Andrew Mckenna-Foster of Figshare on the benefits of the Elements/Figshare integration. We’re also very excited to hear from Steve Marois and Maura Monahan of Boston University, and Clarke Iakovakis and Megan Macken of Oklahoma State University about their use of Elements. 

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