University of Cincinnati uses Symplectic Elements to showcase expertise through public researcher profiles

The University of Cincinnati (UC) has been a Symplectic Elements client since 2020. UC is a research-intensive, urban public university with an enrolment of more than 46,000 students. UC’s world-renowned researchers and scholars collaborate across disciplines, colleges and campuses as they address the most pressing challenges throughout the world and in our communities.

We are pleased to announce that UC’s new public profile portal, UC Research, has gone live. UC Research showcases the university’s collective research expertise and academic achievement in a clean and easy-to-navigate portal. 

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The public profiles repurpose the rich and often unique data already collected within Symplectic Elements to populate fully-rounded profile pages including biographical information as well as publications, grants and professional & teaching activities. 

As part of its Research 2030 plan, UC aims to “foster internal and external collaboration, promote mentoring and provide support and training for research faculty, students and staff”. As a public-facing portal, UC Research gives researchers a means to share their achievements and work, foster academic collaborations and innovation, and connect to local industry and corporate partnerships.

At the time of go-live, UC Research features over 13,000 profiles. 

The new site can be accessed here:

University of Cincinnati uses Symplectic Elements to showcase expertise through public researcher profiles


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