Symplectic Elements Self Help Materials

We have a range of resources available for both Staff and Doctoral Students in order to help them with using Elements. We will be working hard to continually add more materials for you to use.

If there is a topic that is missing here and you would like more information on, please contact to submit your request. 

The Quick Start guide gives you a brief overview of Elements and some of the features you can use to create your Researcher Profile. 

 This guide includes; 

1) How to login

2) Introduction to My Summary Page and Actions

3) Navigating around Elements

4) Your Profile

5) Author Identifiers and Automatic Claiming

6) Search Settings

7) Publication Summary

8) Depositing to WIRE (STAFF only)

9) Entering Publications manually

10) Support

 Elements Quick User Guide (Staff)

 Elements Doctoral Students Quick User Guide

The editing your profile guide is coming soon.

This guide will include;

1) Accessing your profile in edit mode

2) Managing your photo

3) Adding an overview and research interests

4) Adding experiences 

5) Adding Education 

6) Adding Language Competencies

7) Displaying Publications, Profressional Activities, Teaching Activities and Grants

 Elements Editing Your Profile User Guide

There are two publications module guides, one for Staff and one for Doctoral Students (student guide coming soon!). 

The publication guide includes;

1) Introduction to the Publication Module

2) Automatic Claiming

3) Entering Author Identifiers

4) Reviewing Search Settings

5) Running Searches

6) Viewing your publications

7) Changing Views

8) Linking Users

9) Action Bar

 Elements Publication Module Staff User Guide

The Professional Activities Module user guide provides users with an introduction to the Professional Activities on Elements.

This guide includes; 

1) Introduction to Professional Activities

2) Descriptions of the Professional Activity Types

3) Adding a Professional Activity + Top Tips

4) Viewing Professional Activities

5) Action Bar

6) Linking users to Professional Activities

Elements Professional Activities Module User Guide

The Grant Module user guide provides users with an introduction to the Grants Module on Elements. 

The guide includes; 

1) Introduction to Grants

2) Adding Manual Grants

3) Missing Grants

4) Viewing Grants on Elements

5) Linking Users

6) Action Bar 

Elements Grants Material

There are two Teaching Activity User Guides; one for Doctoral Students and One for Staff.

The teaching activity guide includes;

1) An Introduction to Teaching Activities

2) Adding a Teaching Activity

3) Viewing Teaching Activities

4) Linking Users

5) Action Bar

Elements Teaching Activities Staff User Guide

Elements Teaching Activities Doctoral Student User Guide


The Impact Module User Guide provides users with an overview of the Impact Module. 

The guide includes; 

1) Introduction to Impact and Elements

2) How to Add Impact

3) Linking Users to Impact

4) Attaching Evidence

5) Viewing Records of Impact

6) Editing Records of Impact

7) Action Bar

 Impact Module User Guide

The Exporting CV userguide provides instructions of how to export a CV in Elements.

 Elements Exporting a CV User Guide

This guide includes instructions on how to copy over information from your University Staff Profile onto your Elements profile.

Copying over your University Staff Profile to Elements Guide

Also it is recommended that you view the 'Editing your profile' guide listed above.

Please click the below link to view the guide created by the WIRE team which guides you through how to deposit to WIRE. 

Depositing to WIRE via Elements Guide

This guide details instructions on how to make some data private on your Elements profile.

Discovery Module User Guide - Privacy Configuration

This guide details the steps on how to add a YouTube video to your Researcher Profile on Elements.

Click YouTube Videos to access the guide.