How do I link my existing ORCID iD to Elements?

Answered By: Rhav Lutchman
Last Updated: 05 Jan 2023 Views: 120

Click on ORCID settings in the Menu tab

PArt of the Elements screen showing the My Account menu and ORCID Settings link. This leads to The Configure connection dialogue box with the Register or Connect your ORCID ID link.


You’ll be prompted to sign in. You can use your Personal account and authorise City to access your ORCID record. 

Three screenshots of the ORCiD authorisation process. 1. The sign in link. 2. The personal account link. 3. The authorise button.


You will then be directed back to Elements where you can set up how you want Elements and ORCID to share data. available options are:

  • Read from and write publication data to my ORCID account - publications from Elements are sent to ORCID profile. If you select this option you can choose which type of publications are shared.
  • Read data from my ORCID account - Elements will read the information contained in the ORCID account but no information will be modified in either profile.
  • Only use my ORCID to support automatic claiming - Elements will neither read from, nor write to your ORCID account but will use your ORCID to automatically claim publications with that ORCID.

Select your preffered option and click Run Sync.

The Elements, home tab showing the ORCID settings, configure connection box. You can select which type of publications are shared with ORCID if you select the write publication data option.

You can also send ORCID details of your affiliation with City, University of London by selecting the Send Affiliation tab.The Send Affiliation button.


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