Symplectic Elements is a University system that holds details about staff research outputs (including publications) and other research related data. It is available to all University staff and is accessible using the University Single Sign On (SSO).
It is the means of deposit of full texts to the Oxford Research Archive (ORA), for all outputs except theses and datasets. Once deposited, ORA staff will review the full text and metadata and make both available in keeping with copyright and publisher policies.
For further information and user guides, please see the Symplectic Elements at Oxford webpages.
Symplectic Elements accounts are automatically created for staff employed by the University on a research contract.
Other researchers requiring an account - for example college-only staff or DPhil students - can apply using the Symplectic new user request form and email it to the Symplectic helpdesk. All requests received by Thursdays will be processed the following Tuesday.
Yes. If you have an Oxford author affiliation or Oxford grant on the article we would welcome its deposit in our institutional repository ORA. You may also deposit at your new institution.
If you previously had a Symplectic account whilst at the University
If you did not previously have a Symplectic account
If you have any queries about the above or require further assistance, please contact the Symplectic Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guides to Symplectic Elements
Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) is an institutional repository for the University of Oxford and is home to the scholarly output of its research members. It holds publications, theses and research data.
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