University College London uses Symplectic Elements to showcase research profiles

10th April 2024

Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, is pleased to share the news that University College London (UCL) has launched a new public profiles system, UCL Profiles, powered by Symplectic Elements.

UCL is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities, championing independent thought through its diverse global community since 1826.

UCL Profiles (Profiles) is a publicly accessible search and discovery platform for UCL staff and doctoral researchers. It replaces UCL’s previous system, IRIS.

UCL has used Symplectic Elements (known locally as Research Publications Service or RPS) as a publications management system since 2009. UCL Profiles now allows its academics to showcase their activities, collaborations, industry partnerships, publications, and more. At launch, UCL’s profiles pages include biographical information, research, teaching, engagement and publishing activities. 

“UCL has been a valued Symplectic Elements client since 2009, predating our integration into the broader Digital Science family,” said Jonathan Breeze, CEO of Symplectic. “The timely dissemination of research activity and expertise within an organisation the size of UCL requires a great deal of care and planning and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Profiles team beyond the initial launch of Profiles.” 

You can read more about the implementation of Profiles as part of the UCL Change Builders blog series:


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