Current Research Information System (CRIS)

About the Current Research Information System Project

In efforts to maximise opportunity through knowledge, innovation and enterprise, the University of Wolverhampton introduced a brand new Current Research Information System (CRIS). The aim of the project was to procure and implement a powerful CRIS to improve the capture, management, analysis and exploitation of our research.

Working alongside the current repository for our research documentation and data: WIRE; new system ‘Elements’, from service provider Symplectic, will further the University’s capability in reporting, tracking and enable our research efforts.


The implementation of a CRIS will aim to reduce the manual workload across the entire research function, enable transparency of publications and data, reduce duplication of data entry and give researching academics more control over their own research, profiles and output data.

Project Sponsor: Prof Silke Machold

Project Manager: Hannah Cooper

Senior Users: Clare McCauley, Prof Dew Harrison

Senior Supplier: Ben Barry, Geirmund Knutsen, Symplectic

Procurement: January 2018 - July 2018

Design: May 2018 - August 2018

Implementation: August 2018 - June 2019

Project closure: August 2019