Who We Are

Symplectic works in pursuit of the advancement of knowledge, delivering flexible research management solutions that help universities, institutes and funding organisations achieve their research goals. We are trusted by universities, research institutes and funding organisations around the world to capture, manage, and analyse their scholarly and funding activity.


Our flagship product, Elements, delivers a suite of robust and flexible solutions that help research organisations aggregate research information, streamline research evaluation and funding workflows, comply with national standards and mandates, and showcase their impact and expertise.


With automated data harvesting from the widest set of sources in the market, rich public researcher profiles, and powerful API integration, Elements is a comprehensive and powerful research management solution.

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About us

Symplectic is part of Digital Science which works towards making research smarter, more collaborative, and more efficient.

Our core team are based in London, where we work alongside other Digital Science colleagues including folks from Altmetric, Figshare and Overleaf. We also have team members based in Germany, Romania, Australia and the USA, so we’re also all well versed in online conferencing tools!

Digital Science was launched in 2010 after the founders realised that science had yet to seize the opportunities offered by the digital technologies transforming our lives. It is now a vibrant mix of the companies that we’ve invested in over the last decade, and our customers benefit from the deep domain expertise associated with each of the products. Although these companies are part of Digital Science, each preserves its own unique culture. Together, we believe in better, open, collaborative and inclusive research.

Symplectic featured on Masterclass:

This video profiles the Symplectic story, from its initial creation, through its present-day international operation, to its future expansion.


Who We Are

How we work

Symplectic prides itself on having a collaborative working environment. In our London office there are regular stand-up meetings, attended by everyone including the CEO and senior management, for us to share what we’re working on and to keep up-to-date with each other. We use Slack ‎and other online tools to help maintain regular contact with members of the team based overseas.

We work in close collaboration with our clients and partners, in each stage of the development cycle, through to implementation and ongoing support. We host feedback sessions with users of our products, and always strive to deliver creative updates and features that help solve real-world problems.

The Symplectic team comes from a wide range of backgrounds, including scientific research, software development, universities, and the private sector. Some have 20 years experience in the industry, and others are in their first job since graduating. Learning from each other, sharing knowledge, and helping each other is very important to us.

If you want to learn more about joining our team, please see our job listings

  Work with us

In an age of public knowledge and interdisciplinary research... it is really important
to make ourselves available. We need something that can make that information come
to the surface easily but also in a way that people can browse and search.

David Scherer, Scholarly Communications & Research Curation Consultant, CMU Libraries

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

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

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