Welcome to Symplectic
BRAD planned upgrade: 17 - 21 September
BRAD will be unavailable due to a planned upgrade from 4pm Thursday 17 September until 5pm Monday 21 September. Colleagues are requested to cease performing actions within BRAD during this window.
Most changes are incremental updates and fixes. One change in functionality we want to highlight is an update to the ORCID integration which allows researchers to send publications claimed in BRAD to ORCID automatically.
ORCID is a unique identifier personal to you, which helps you keep records of all your publications and other outputs, which can be imported easily into other systems. Previously, it was only possible to import information from ORCID to BRAD. The new ‘write’ integration ensures you retain control of the data sent by BRAD to ORCID.
ORCID is increasingly used by funders when assessing grant applications and is expected to be used by UKRI for research publications and outcomes reporting. More information about ORCID and how to log in and update your ORCID record can be found here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/life/library/SCO/ORCID.
Make your research discoverable through Open Access! Deposit your research articles in BRAD to ensure that they can be archived in our open access repository, BURA.
If you are a new member of research staff and are unable to login to BRAD please contact BRAD@brunel.ac.uk