Answered By: Nick Sheppard
Last Updated: 18 Jun 2015     Views: 126

The research management infrastructure at Leeds Beckett comprises two separate but related software systems - Symplectic Elements research management system and EPrints Open Access repository.

Symplectic Elements is a database of bibliographic records and is used to generate the list of publications that appears on your online staff profile and to provide management reports for research activity across the University. It also allows files to be uploaded to EPrints - no files are stored in Elements itself.

EPrints Open Access repository manages the full text files uploaded from Elements, including embargo where applicable, and ensures that your research outputs are discoverable and accessible on the open Web. When a file is uploaded from Elements to EPrints it will also be available to download from your staff profile as a link on the respective record.