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Symplectic North America User Group 2021

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5th October 2021 to 7th October 2021
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Symplectic’s North America User Meeting will be held virtually on  5 – 7 October, 2021. This year they will be coming live to you in your front rooms, office spaces, and kitchen tables with a mixture of sessions from product specialists and research institutions.

Please register for each session that you are interested in attending, but feel free to join at the times that interest you. Don’t worry if you can’t make a session on the day: you will receive an email with a recording of sessions you’ve signed up for following the event.


*All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-4)

  • Introductory Session 

Recommended for: VPs, IT & Technology, Finance & Procurement, Research administrators, Library staff, Marketing staff

New to Symplectic Elements, or want a refresher ahead of the User Meeting? This on-demand webinar from Julia Hawks, Senior VP of Strategy & Business Development, is a perfect introduction to the Symplectic platform, highlighting its key use cases and most-used features.

Watch now

  • Day 1: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Recommended for: Elements System Admins, Research administrators, Library staff, Marketing staff

12:00 – 12:30 PM Symplectic Update (Jonathan Breeze, CEO)

12:30 – 1:00 PM Version 6 Updates (Kate Byrne, VP Product Development)

1:00 – 1:45 PM Discovery and Public Profiles Update (Nick Anderson, Senior Client Success Manager)

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  • Day 2: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Recommended for: Elements System Admins, Research administrators, Library staff

12:00 – 12:45 PM Elements Roadmap and Functionality 2021-2022 (Kate Byrne, VP Product Development)

12:45 – 1:15 PM Use Cases for the Assessment Module (Sam Gibbons-Frendo, Product Manager)

1:15 – 1:30 PM Client Showcase: Streamlining Faculty Annual Reports Using the Assessment Module and Custom Reports (Boston University)

1:30 – 2:00 PM Introduction to the Reporting Hub (Sam Gibbons-Frendo, Product Manager)

2:00 – 2:30 PM Figments: Bidirectional Integration Between Elements & Figshare as an Institutional Repository (Dan Valen, Figshare, & Kate Byrne, Elements)

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  • Day 3: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Recommended for: Research administrators, Elements systems operators, CTOs

12:00 – 12:15 PM Our plans for the Impact Module (Kate Byrne, VP Product Development)

12:15 – 12:30 PM Tracking Sustainable Development Goals with Elements & Discovery (Tzu-I Liao, Business Operations Manager)

12:30 – 12:45 PM Client Showcase: Tracking Sustainable Development Goals (University of Illinois at Chicago TBD)

12:45 – 1:15 PM Introduction to New Privacy Features (Kate Byrne, VP Product Development)

1:15 – 1:30 PM Client Showcase:  Privacy and Research Information Management Systems (Clarke Iakovakis and Megan Macken, Oklahoma State University)

1:30 – 2:00 PM Why Move to Hosting? (Geirmund Knutsen, VP Client Services)

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