Who We Are

We are a software development and service team specialised in the capture, management and reuse of research information data. Our software is used by many of the world’s leading research institutions and funders and our team are known internationally for their excellent level of service.

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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!

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Over 20 years, Symplectic has proved its worth to its customers around the world in some of the most prestigious institutions:

  • Thirteen of the Top 25 universities in the world, and 25 of the Top 100 (Times Higher Education rankings)
  • Nine Russell Group universities in the UK
  • Three Ivy League universities in the US
  • Three Group of Eight universities in Australia
  • Leading long-term clients such as the University of Oxford, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Auckland, and the National History Museum (UK)
  • Research funding and philanthropic clients such as The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, and Worldwide Cancer Research.

20 years of Symplectic: Discover more

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

It is critical to our state’s economy that we utilise every aspect of our knowledge
and innovation talent across the public and private sectors. We’re incredibly proud
of what we’ve created with OIEx − better connecting the experts and resources at our
state research universities to the industries that can utilise them to push their breakthrough ideas to fruition.

John Carey, Chanceller, Ohio Department of Higher Education

We wanted to create a single, multi-university resource that provides
enhanced visibility into expertise, equipment and research
support services and available IP.

Tim Cain, Ohio Innovation Exchange

This tool connects our scholarly and research expertise with audiences like media,
prospective graduate students, and academic collaborators, while simultaneously
helping faculty keep track of the very important work they do. It is a game-changer for U of T.

Associate Vice-President Research, University of Toronto

The deeply integrated environment we now have will greatly enhance
our ability to manage the range of repository activities and strengthen
our position in preparing for any future research assessment exercises.

Digital Development Manager, University of Sussex

It helps keep us organised and keeps everything in one place.

Peter Fisher, Worldwide Cancer Research

Researcher profiles and end-to-end funded research
project management all now take place in the one interface,
which has huge benefits to our researchers.

Liam Cleere, University College Dublin

The discovery module has provided a delightful and fantastic
searchable public interface to our to our faculty.

Paul Bergen, Tufts University

The rate of deposit has increased by 1000% within 12 months following the switch-on of
the publication prompt in Elements and discussion about the HEFCE Open Access policy.

Queen Mary University of London

Elements impressed us with its simplicity, flexibility and control
for individual faculty members, and great responsiveness with customer service.

Clarke Iakovakis, Oklahoma State University

I think the most important feature Symplectic Elements came with was interoperability
The fact that it had that flow through profiles to the repository was really, really valuable for us.

Research Advisor, La Trobe University