All Imperial College users of Symplectic can now benefit from an automatic sharing of publications between ORCID and Symplectic. Increasingly, funders are choosing to mandate the use of ORCID and using ORCID as the record of publication in funding submission portals.

In order to benefit from this, users must consent to the sharing of publication data from Symplectic to ORCID. Users can choose between three levels of consent to sharing, which are explained below.

These options can be found when logged in to your Symplectic Elements account under Menu > My Account > ORCID Settings

Screenshot of Symplectic Menu with Orcid settings highlighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under ‘Configure connection’ you are presented with options to select under ‘I permit Symplectic Elements to’.

Option 1 ‘I permit Symplectic Elements to read from and write publication data to my ORCID account’ (Recommended)

Symplectic configure connection box with read from and write publication data to my ORCID account

 

 

 

 

 

 

This option is selected by default and is the encouraged option. By leaving this option selected you will benefit from an automatic connection from Symplectic to ORCID, saving you time and administration updating both accounts.

You will also give Symplectic permission to read specific data in your ORCID account – DOIs and PubMed IDs - and use that to help search for your publications in external sources to feed into your Symplectic record, and Symplectic can use your ORCID iD for automatic claiming of publications. If you choose this option you will then be given the following settings options which you can change at any time.

Manage which publications will be sent options displayed

Option 2 ‘I permit Symplectic Elements to read data from my ORCID account’

Symplectic configure connection box with read data from my ORCID account option highlighted

 

 

 

 

 

By choosing this option, you give Symplectic permission to read specific data in your ORCID account – DOIs and PubMed IDs - and use that to help search for your publications in external sources to feed into your Symplectic record. Your ORCID iD can also be used for automatic claiming of publications in Symplectic. You will not give Symplectic permission to send publication data to your ORCID account and you will have to independently manage your ORCID account.

Option 3 ‘I permit Symplectic Elements to only use my ORCID to support automatic claiming’

Symplectic configure connection box with only use my ORCID to support automatic claiming option highlighted

 

 

 

 

 

By choosing this option, you give Symplectic permission to use your ORCID iD to automatically claim publications found in external sources. You will not give Symplectic permission to send publication data to your ORCID account or to use data in your ORCID record to search for publications and you will have to independently manage your ORCID account. 

At any point you can change these settings or click ‘Revoke authorisation’, which will set the permissions level to Option 3.