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Welcome to the Library

Welcome to Leeds Beckett University. You are supported in the Library by your Academic Librarian and by the Research Services team.

Once you have settled in, there are a few things you will need to do to get started with managing your research.

Staff Profile - Please fill in this form to set up your staff profile, which will feature on your Faculty website. For more information, please refer to our library help guide.

Symplectic - Our research management system records your research output and displays it on your staff profile page. It is also an important tool for the next REF and must be kept up to date. For more information and support please refer to our library help guide or contact us.

Induction - We are always happy to meet with you for a one-on-one informal introduction to our repository and Symplectic, as well as discussing Open Access and the REF. These sessions can be tailored to meet your needs and we can also provide group training, or you can book onto one of our sessions through iTrent.

ORCiD - This is a unique digital identifier that you can easily set up and link with Symplectic. For more information and support please refer to our library help guide or contact us.

How do I comply with the HEFCE policy?


When your research has been accepted for publication, you need to create a Symplectic record and upload your final accepted manuscript within 3 months of acceptance.

Your 'final accepted manuscript', sometimes referred to as your 'final author version', 'final author manuscript', or ‘final manuscript’ is the version of your work which:

  • has been accepted for publication
  • has been peer-reviewed
  • but has not yet had the publisher's layout and typesetting applied

Your uploaded final accepted manuscript will be checked for any embargoes, copyright or publisher restrictions by the Research Services team.

The final published PDF (the final version that appears on the Publisher's website) cannot be uploaded due to copyright restrictions.


For information and ideas about current Leeds Beckett research, have a look at our Research playlist on Youtube

For instructions click to download or print our helpsheet, or get in touch with the Research Services team or your Director of Research.

Meet the Research Services team

Jennifer Bayjoo

Research Services Advisor

Contact us

0113 812 4731