Digital Science Portfolio Companies Symplectic and Figshare Offer New Integration to Improve Institutional Workflows

The scholarly community has long called for greater recognition to be given to those who make their research openly available – what better way than to automatically inform the researcher’s own institution that a new file has been deposited openly in Figshare?

Today, technology company Digital Science announced that two of its portfolio companies, research information management system provider Symplectic and data repository service Figshare, have launched a new integration, highlighting their continued commitment to ensuring researchers get credit for all of their academic work.

This next-generation integration will mean that research outputs deposited in either system can be automatically reflected in the other, saving researchers time and delivering valuable insights to institutional administrators.

This new integration will deliver immediate benefits to academic institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, who will be amongst the first to use the new functionality.

Through this integration:

  • Publications and data can be deposited to Figshare for Institutions via Symplectic Elements complementing the existing deposit functionality in Figshare. This provides multiple pathways to encourage researchers to make their publications openly available.
  • Elements can harvest publications and data from Figshare for Institutions and automatically claim them for researchers. Figshare content can be viewed within the wider context of institutional research activities managed in Symplectic Elements, saving researchers and administrators time and effort.
  • Institutions gain access to a range of sophisticated tools for monitoring and reporting on Open Access engagement and compliance, making it easier for institutions to review and report on these activities. This integration allows Figshare for Institutions to be used in conjunction with the Symplectic Element’s OA Monitor.
  • Figshare records are easily available for reuse in faculty profiles, annual faculty reporting activities, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and a wide range of other activities.
  • Institutions can integrate Figshare for Institutions with Elements on its own or in combination with other repositories.

Jonathan Breeze, CEO of Symplectic,…

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