Symplectic Elements Product Update: Release v6.6

Symplectic Elements Product Update: Release v6.6As we come to the end of another busy year, we’ve been working hard to bring our clients even more functionality to help you to build a rich and comprehensive picture of your organisation’s research data.


A lot of what Elements is designed for is to help ensure that your researchers get full credit for all of their work and this release is no exception. We have expanded the Elements Impact Module to allow you to capture a wider range of impact-related data than ever before, going beyond traditional research metrics to unearth the real-world stories of how your research is contributing to wider society.


As you know, we seek to streamline the Elements data collection as much as possible, saving researchers time by reducing manual entry. Following feedback from the community, we’ve pleased to be introducing the ability for faculty and researchers to create professional & teaching activities by copying existing items. This pre-population process ensures they can add records about similar activities quickly and easily, reducing the need for repetitive manual entry.

We have made a number of enhancements to the Discovery Module in response to feedback from the Elements community and to help ensure that the Discovery Module continues to offer organisations a contemporary public profile solution which is both easy to use and manage. Improvements in this release include updates to the display of editorships, enhancements to the Discovery mobile and desktop experiences to refine the search controls and improve readability as well as additional branding configuration options to allow organisations to strengthen the visual identity of their Discovery instances throughout the search process.

We have also continued to grow our new Research Funding Solution in this release, with new functionality across the funding lifecycle. If you missed it earlier in the year, you can catch up on our introductory webinar for the Research Funding Solution here to find out how it builds upon Elements to let you promote upcoming funding opportunities, develop proposals collaboratively, configure review and approval workflows, and manage reporting and post-award activities – all in one centralised space.

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