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December 6, 2017
Today, technology companyDigital 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:
Jonathan Breeze, CEO of Symplectic, said:
“Symplectic’s clients place great value in controlling which systems they exchange data with, so I am delighted we have been able to add Figshare for Institutions as an additional target repository for users of Elements. 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?”
Mark Hahnel, Founder of Figshare, said:
“Figshare is dedicated to making academic data more openly available and improving workflows to achieve this. Through our new integration with Symplectic Elements we have created an automated flow of information between the two systems to streamline deposits and save researchers and administrators valuable resources. We hope this integration will also help maximize deposits and raise the profile of open access activities at institutions globally.”
Keith Webster, Dean of Libraries, Director of Emerging and Integrative Media, Carnegie Mellon University Library said:
“In our efforts to create a 21st Century library, a significant part of our vision is built upon a large-scale shift to digital forms of content and web-based services. We already are using Symplectic Elements, which allows easy curation and re-use of our scholar’s publications record, and we are using Figshare as our repository. Through this integration we hope to create an ecosystem for our researchers which encourages them to make more of their research openly available whilst saving time and effort.”
This integration is available to clients using version 5.9 of Symplectic Elements. See here for more information.