Symplectic Elements and PEARL

Symplectic Elements

This is the database we use to deposit into PEARL and manage research. We use this to:

  • harvest publication data from other sources, input records and files manually and export data as required
  • publish publications into PEARL, see metrics relating to them and push publication information to staff personal profile pages
  • manage metadata for publications to comply with funder and publisher requirements and for reporting purposes e.g. for HEFCE, REF.


The University research repository where users can discover our research:

  • approximately 15,000 to 20,000 items are downloaded from PEARL each month
  • research in PEARL can be harvested by Google Scholar and other search engines
  • work deposited into PEARL can be found by anybody, anywhere in the world.

Link to Elements and Pearl via our Library guides