Symplectic Elements is the University of Plymouth's research information management system. In Elements, we capture information about research outputs, grants, equipment, impact and activities linked to our researchers. This information is used for internal reporting and to support assessment exercises like the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the annual ResearchFish submission.
Records of research outputs collected in Elements are used to populate staff profiles in the University's website, as well as showcasing the research of our faculties, schools and research institutes.
Our researchers also use Elements to deposit their outputs on the University's research repository, PEARL, ensuring compliance with open access requirements from funders such as HEFCE and UKRI.