Research@Oxford is a new online search and discovery tool that enables you to find information about research across the University.

The tool features the activities of researchers by presenting data collected in the University’s Current Research Information System (CRIS): Symplectic Elements. Including:

  • Researcher overview and research interests 
  • Publications and grants 
  • Professional activities e.g. public policy activity 
  • A network diagram showing links with co-authors 
  • Links to websites, blogs, social media (LinkedIn, Twitter etc.), YouTube and more 

The new tool is only accessible internally for researchers, research facilitators, divisional offices, OUI, research students, senior management and others to use via the Oxford University campus network.

Research@Oxford is a super-convenient way of creating researcher profiles linked to the research outputs stored in Symplectic Elements. Right now, it is providing a comprehensive way of searching for research expertise across Oxford.
- Professor Jim W Hall FREng, Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks, and Director of Research, School of Geography and the Environment 

The launch of Research@Oxford reflects the University's long-standing commitment to invest in IT to increase research capability, and to deliver infrastructure that supports collaboration and helps build multidisciplinary teams.

When you search Research@Oxford, the application will return a list of researchers irrespective of division, department or college who match your search term. Thus, it has the capability to help researchers with common research interests
find each other and develop new partnerships.

Similarly, it will assist research facilitators in matching researchers with potential funders, collaborators or policymakers, maximising research opportunities. 

Oxford’s intellectual resources are huge, but can be hard to navigate. Many of us want to work across disciplines but don’t know how to find and be found by colleagues with similar interests. Research@Oxford is going to be an immensely helpful tool for connecting up our research capabilities.
- Professor Abigail Williams, Professor of English Literature; Associate Head of Division (Research)

What next? 

Watch the short video below for an overview of the tool, then try searching Research@Oxford yourself. Get familiar with its easy-to-use interface. Then bookmark for easy reference.

If you are a researcher, we encourage you to update Symplectic Elements as soon as you are able or when you next log in to make your information in Research@Oxford more discoverable and enhance the platform for the wider University community. 

Specifically, we invite you to add a profile photo and complete the sections of your Symplectic Elements profile that Research@Oxford's search function uses: your overview, research interests, fields of research and geographic focus. If you
have time, add links to web pages, videos and professional activities. 

As part of implementing Research@Oxford, fields of research labels were automatically added to your Symplectic Elements profile based on keywords associated with your publications. Please check if the labels added are appropriate to your
research interests.  

For help with managing Symplectic Elements for Research@Oxford, visit the Getting started with Research@Oxford webpage on the Research Services website. 

Anyone new to Oxford frequently hears that there is a lot of amazing activity going on, if only you knew where to find it. Research@Oxford will help give greater visibility to the great work we do - the grants and the publications but also all the varied contributions that researchers make to society and to furthering people’s careers.
- Dr Tanita Casci, Director, Research Strategy & Policy Unit, Research Services