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ORCID at Oxford - Researcher Identifier system: Link your Symplectic Elements account to your ORCiD

ORCID Researcher Identifiers

Why link your Symplectic Elements account to your ORCiD

Your Symplectic Elements at Oxford (SE) record can now be linked to your ORCiD record.  This will enable SE to retrieve publication IDs from your ORCiD profile, use these IDs to find those publications in CrossRef, PubMed and Scopus, and claim those records for you automatically.

More importantly, future versions of SE will use your ORCiD to directly identify publications in a wide range of data sources and claim those records for you automatically.



How to link your Symplectic account to your ORCID

  1. Log in to your Symplectic account at

  2. Go to Menu > Data Source Search > Automatic claiming. 

  3. If there is an ORCID ID listed under 'Do these identify you?': 

    i. Click Yes and then OK to confirm auto claiming. .
  4. If there is no ORCID listed under 'Do these identify you?':

    i. Click 'Add ORCID' under ‘Add external profile’. You will need to have registered for an 'ORCID at Oxford' and have your login details to hand.

ii. You will be asked by the ORCID system to authorise access for Symplectic. Click the blue 'Authorise' button. You will be taken back to Symplectic.

An illustrated user guide Link Symplectic Elements to your ORCID is available at the 'Help' section of the Symplectic Elements at Oxford webpages Help > Guides for researchers (SSO login required).


Contact details

For queries about linking your ORCiD identifier to Symplectic Elements, please contact the Symplectic Helpdesk,

For other queries about ORCiD, please contact the Open Access Enquiry team,