Symplectic User Conference Australasia – Agenda

Symplectic User Conference Australasia is now sold out! Here are a few details about the day.

Our team

You will find the following Symplectic team members at the event. You can drop us a line via if you want to setup a meeting with any of them beforehand.


09:00 Registration and coffee (B120 Lecture theatre)

09:30 Welcome

09:40 Symplectic Company & Product update
Daniel Hook, Director

10:10 Working with Symplectic and Elements
Geirmund Knutsen, VP Client Support

10:55 Break

11:10 Implementation: Client perspectives
With guest speakers from University of New South Wales,
The University of Melbourne, The University of Newcastle and The University of Adelaide

12:10 Guest speaker: Mark Hahnel, Founder, figshare
Collaboratively solving the research data management problems in Australia

12:35 Lunch

13:40 Parallel workshop sessions

14:50 Break

15:10 Parallel workshop sessions

16:20 Conference close

Parallel workshop sessions:

In the afternoon there will be two workshops running. Each workshop will run twice, enabling delegates to attend both sessions. In addition to this there will be a third option for delegates to attend a session of product demonstrations during the 13:40 – 14:50 slot.

Time Track 1: Room B114 Track 2: Room B117 Track 3: Room B120
13:40 – 14:50 ERA Workshop Reporting Workshop Product demonstrations
15:10 – 16:20 ERA Workshop Reporting Workshop

ERA workshop:

A Symplectic led discussion to explore how Elements could be extended to support institutional ERA submissions.

Reporting workshop:

The purpose of this workshop is to help prioritise future reporting functionality in Elements.

Product demonstrations – An opportunity to find out more about and a chance to discuss:
– Recently added features to Elements
– Planned extensions to the User Profile
– A preview of the beta version of Symplectic Dimensions

If you want to be put on the waiting list for the conference, please head to our eventbrite page

You can tweet and get live updates about the event using #symUCOZ14

See you next week!

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