Systems and Resources

Manchester Metropolitan University has several systems to help you record, showcase and analyse your research.

Frequently asked questions, quick help guides and video guides can be accessed here


This project workflow system will help you track your research, monitor funding activities, and get approval for your research.

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All research undertaken in the University must have ethical approval – this includes both staff and student projects. The system will allow researchers to fill in a single form, where questions are tailored to the type of research being undertaken. Note: if you are a supervisor then please use 'EthOS Apply' to view an application. 

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Symplectic is Manchester Metropolitan University’s current research information system - our platform for recording all research outputs.

The system is designed to efficiently and effectively capture all research activity which can be used for strategic direction, substantiating future research bids, showcasing achievements and complying with Open Access.

Access Symplectic


Quick, easy access to the research performance of institutions and individuals across the world.

It provides quick, powerful and flexible visualisation of research metrics, the ability to benchmark peers and identify potential collaborative partnerships.

Access SciVal


Researchfish is a Research Outcomes System designed to enable researchers to report once across multiple funders, and to re-use their data. A researcher, or one of their delegates, must add and attribute outcomes to awards they hold, before submitting to their funders.

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