Symplectic and DuraSpace Partner to Provide Institutional Support Services for VIVO

Wed, 2014-07-30 16:39 -- carol

Symplectic Helps Manage Public Facing Research Networks and Profiles that Enable Collaboration and Discovery

Winchester, MA  Symplectic Limited, a software company specializing in developing, implementing, and integrating research information systems, has become the first DuraSpace Registered Service Provider (RSP) for the VIVO Project. DuraSpace is a not-for-profit organization providing open technologies and services that promote durable access to digital data. Symplectic is a long-time supporter of the VIVO project, both as a founding sponsor and through continued support of the VIVO Conference since it first began in 2010. Partnering with DuraSpace means Symplectic can provide VIVO services like installation, support, hosting and integration for institutions looking to join the VIVO network.
 
"As our first official Registered Service Provider for VIVO, Symplectic will help ensure that any institution, large or small, can fully participate in making research and institutional resources available for search, discovery, and analysis,” explained Jonathan Markow, CSO of DuraSpace. “We heartily welcome them to the RSP Program!”
 
VIVO, an open source, semantic web application and growing global community, is aimed at integrating and sharing information about researchers and institutions to support collaboration and discovery. As an incubated DuraSpace project, VIVO institutions and DuraSpace members now have a greater opportunity to develop related technologies and services across broad academic and scientific communities.
 
“We are especially pleased to have been chosen as the first official Registered Service Provider for VIVO”, says Jonathan Breeze, CEO of Symplectic. “Working closely with the DuraSpace and VIVO communities will help us better serve institutions that wish to join the VIVO network, but do not necessarily have the capacity to do so themselves.”
 
Symplectic at the Upcoming 2014 VIVO Conference, Aug. 4-8
Join Platinum sponsors Symplectic at the 2014 VIVO Conference in Austin, Texas! The Symplectic team will be on hand to meet with the VIVO community, learn about exciting discovery network developments, and discuss the ways in which they can help institutions that want to join VIVO. 
 
About VIVO
VIVO (http://vivoweb.org) is an open source, open ontology, open process platform for hosting information about the interests, activities and accomplishments of scientists and scholars. VIVO supports open development and integration of science and scholarship through simple, standard semantic web! technologies. VIVO was originally funded by Cornell University and the National Institutes of Health (U24 RR029822) and is currently a community-supported incubator project under the DuraSpace umbrella.
 
About Symplectic
Symplectic (http://symplectic.co.uk) is a world-leading software development and service company specialized in the delivery of integrated research information management systems. Founded in 2003, the company combines years of experience in the academic sector with a collaborative approach to development to help research institutions collect, manage and showcase their research and scholarly activity. Their flagship system, Elements, is used by some of the world’s leading institutions including the University of Cambridge, Duke University, Cornell University and the University of Melbourne.
 
How Does DuraSpace Help?
The DuraSpace (http://duraspace.org) organization is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access and discovery of digital data. Our values are expressed in our organizational byline, "Committed to our digital future."
 
DuraSpace works collaboratively with organizations that use VIVO to advance the design, development and sustainability of the project. As a non-profit, DuraSpace provides technical leadership, sustainability planning, fundraising, community development, marketing and communications, collaborations and strategic partnerships, and administration.
 
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