Symplectic joins CASRAI

Symplectic joins CASRAI

Symplectic is delighted to announce that it has become a member of the
standards development organisation CASRAI. As an Implementer Associate,
Symplectic will work with CASRAI and its partners in bringing the
benefits of standardisation to the global research community.

“Research information management can often be a time consuming and
arduous task for researchers,” says Daniel Hook, CEO, Symplectic.
“Symplectic has always believed that harmonising and standardising these
tasks will increase the efficiency of research and benefit the wider
community. We are excited to be a part of CASRAIs’ growing organisation
to bring the benefits of data standardisation to researchers around the

“CASRAI is very pleased to have Symplectic join us,” says David Baker,
Executive Director of CASRAI. “Their innovative solutions and active
involvement with other CASRAI partners such as VIVO and euroCRIS
represent a very good fit. We look forward to collaborating with them to
advance a common global language for the research enterprise.”

More on CASRAI

The Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information
(CASRAI) is a non-profit standards development organization. We are an
international community of leading research funders and institutions
collaborating to ensure seamless interoperability of research
information. We collectively develop and maintain a common data
dictionary and advance best practices for data exchange and reuse
between research teams, institutions, and funding agencies throughout
the entire life-cycle of research activity.

Head over to their website to find out more.

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