Research Data & Publications (Symplectic Elements)
Symplectic Elements is a central University tool that helps to record bibliographic and other information about research outputs. Symplectic provides a simple web-based interface for adding and reviewing research information held in personal user accounts, which are stored in a secure central server. Consistent information regarding research outputs (Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Patents, etc.) is required for periodic research assessments by the higher education funding councils.
Symplectic is specifically designed to improve University record keeping for such purposes and is the University’s principal tool for preparing research outputs data for the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014 AND REF2021). Symplectic can be used to easily deposit full text outputs to the University of Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and, with suitable configuration, can feed data to other University systems such as departmental websites.
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