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

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