Getting it ‘write’ with our latest ORCID integration

Getting it ‘write’ with our latest ORCID integration 3

We are pleased to announce that our latest release includes our first ‘write’ integration with ORCID! We have been a long-standing supporter of ORCID and over the years have incorporated ORCID iDs across Elements in a number of ways.

This new functionality provides users with the option of sending publications from Elements to their ORCID record. This lowers the barrier to data reuse for researchers and contributes to ORCID’s mission to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers and their research contributions. 

During the development process we consulted our community and worked alongside ORCID to ensure our integration gives researchers absolute control over their data and research profile, while being quick and simple for them to enable.

Image: The image on the left is an example of how ORCID will notify users when Elements makes a change to their ORCID record. As you can see, the title and date added to ORCID are shown. These notifications can be managed in ORCID

“ORCID is very excited about Symplectic’s introduction of the new Elements Write integration! This new functionality demonstrates Symplectic’s commitment to lowering barriers to reusing research information, helping us achieve our shared vision of making it easier for researchers to share their contributions as they navigate their workflows.”

Laurel Haak, ORCID Executive Director

The Elements write integration ensures: 

  • Users retain complete control over the publication data sent from their Elements system to ORCID. Including the ability to push only a selection of publications (known as ‘favourites’ in Elements) and/or to push only published outputs to ORCID (i.e. not journal articles at the ‘accepted’ stage).
  • Users can change their minds as to what data is sent to ORCID, including the ability to remove all publications already pushed to ORCID from Elements, should they wish.
  • Administrators can leverage the flexibility of Elements by choosing how to map any custom publications (e.g. creative works) created in Elements to the relevant ORCID item. 
  • Users automatically receive metadata updates made in the Elements platform to their ORCID record in a timely fashion.

Users will need to enable the settings in their Elements instance to receive these features. If you are an existing Elements client, as well as a member of ORCID, and would like to start using these features, please see our Support Site for more information.  

The automatic search features are a bonus. I really like the way the new entries arrive automatically, and all I have to do is respond to the prompt to approve them. Navigation in the new release is intuitive and friendly. Linking directly to DOIs and full text is convenient and makes it easy to access and share my own research.

Professor Penny Brothers, University of Auckland

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
single source of truth throughout OIEx.

Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool