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Comply with government, funder and internal compliance standards and mandates.

Supporting research compliance

Over the past decade, there has been a global shift from 70% of all publishing being closed access to over half being open access. Now, institutions worldwide are required to ensure compliance with government and funding bodies’ policies on open access, open data mandates, as well as reporting and tracking requirements.

Our Research Information Management (RIMs) solutions make data sharing easy, enabling you to focus on tracking and monitoring compliance. 

How can I support faculty in navigating the Open Access landscape?

In The State of Open Data 2023, nearly three-quarters of researchers said they had never received support for making their data openly available.

Maturing your research management infrastructure and support offerings is crucial to effectively support your research community with growing funder and publisher requirements for open research. 

Figshare repository infrastructure and Symplectic Elements work together to provide a holistic research management solution; reducing administrative burden, creating efficiencies for your team and offering best-in-class research management systems for your researchers and faculty.

How can I reduce the complexity of compliance for researchers? 

Meet 100% of the desirable characteristics of data repositories for federally funded research, laid out by The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) themselves

  • Free and easy access 
  • Clear use guidance
  • Retention policy
  • Long-term organizational sustainability 
  • Unique persistent identifiers  
  • Metadata 
  • Broad and measured reuse 
  • Provenance 
  • Authentication 
  • Long-term technical sustainability 
  • Security & integrity

How can I track and monitor my institution’s compliance?

Collect and report on research inputs, outputs, outcomes, and professional activities, to ensure you have the data you need to meet reporting requirements.

To help inform internal quality judgements, Symplectic Elements integrates with a wide range of external data sources, automatically harvesting a range of metrics from sources including; Dimensions, Web of Science, Scopus, Europe PMC and Altmetric.

Symplectic’s Open Access Monitor was pretty critical to our REF open access compliance monitoring – I can’t really imagine doing without it.

Open Access Compliance Manager | University College London

How can I demonstrate to funders that researchers have undergone thorough vetting?

Funders of research in sensitive areas – such as defense technology – have strict requirements pertaining to researchers involved with such projects. Effectively conduct due diligence to:

  • Surface international collaborations on publications and grants, view past & current affiliations, related IP & clinical trials
  • Analyze international funders acknowledged on potential researchers’ publications
  • Identify undisclosed collaborations or international funding sources that may put your institution’s grant application at risk

How can ensure compliance with federal and governmental regulations in your hiring decisions?

Identify potential risks to your research security, verify disclosures, and review research networks with Dimensions Research Security. 

New and emerging mandatory research security regulations can often mean fines, penalties, reputational damage and the potential loss of stakeholder trust and funding for academic institutions found non-compliant. 

Easily guide your hiring decisions and protect your institution with Dimensions Research Security – an easy-to-use and powerful solution combining visual dashboards with data drawn from the world’s largest global research information database.

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