Symplectic Elements

Introduction to Elements

Symplectic Elements has recently been procured to be the University’s research information management system, allowing researchers to showcase and share their research activity within the community.

Symplectic Elements Demo (PDF) for an overview of Symplectic Elements

Latest News

July 2018

12th July 2018

Contract has now been signed and implementation process can begin.

2nd July 2018

Melissa Thorneycroft has been appointed as Research Information Systems Officer within the Research Policy Unit. Melissa will be the System Administrator and Training lead for Symplectic Elements. Melissa was formerly the Research Administrator within FoA.     

April 2018

20th April 2018

The tender has been awarded to Digital Science for Symplectic Elements.


Benefits of Elements

There are many benefits associated with the use of Elements such as;

  • Automated data capture
  • Linkage between research activities ( e.g. linking grants with outputs and/or impact)
  • Updated researcher profiles
  • Compliance with HEFCE Open Access Policy
  • Management of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission
  • Integration with University systems, e.g.- WIRE, Agresso and SITS

For more information on Symplectic Elements click here

The CRIS (Current Research Information System) Project is part of the Digital Campus programme. To find out more on the CRIS project click here.


Key Contacts