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The USDA, Agricultural Research Service and National Agricultural Library select Symplectic as their research information management provider

11th November 2014
By Katy Alexander


Some fantastic new for team Symplectic today! The Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the USDA’s chief in-house scientific research agency, and the National Agricultural Library, one of four national US libraries, have selected Symplectic Elements as their first integrated research information management system.

Employing over 6,000 people,the USDA Agricultural Research Service  and has a fiscal budget of over $1 billion, while the National Agricultural Library houses one of the world’s largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences. Their new integrated research information management system will allow the agency to better disseminate and report on the research conducted by their 2,000+ researchers across the agency.

Elements will not only allow the organization to automate a large part of their research information collection, build in-depth reports for analysis, in time it will also be used to help populate the public-facing USDA VIVO research networking and discovery portal.

Jonathan Breeze the CEO of Symplectic adds:

“Being selected by the USDA is a testament to the amazing work we are doing at the company. Symplectic has a long history of helping some of the world’s leading research institutions understand the scholarly output of their researchers and we look forward to working with ARS, our first federal agency.”

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