Elements support

The Library's Elements team can provide support and training, to help you start adding work to the system. Please utilise our user guides, and contact us on elements@sussex.ac.uk if you need to book a one-to-one or group session.

The Library is migrating repository content on SRO from one system (EPrints) to another (Figshare) throughout June. As a consequence, deposit from Elements has been paused to ensure that certain technical requirements are met.

During this time, we ask that you continue to add/claim publication records on Elements and email a link to the saved record (including any files you’d normally deposit e.g. the accepted version) to sro@sussex.ac.uk. Our team will then ensure that the records are deposited to the new system as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at sro@sussex.ac.uk.

Training Sessions

We are able to offer one to one or small group sessions to users who would like further training on Elements. 

If you would like to request a session, please email elements@sussex.ac.uk with a selection of suitable dates and times, and we will be in touch to arrange an appointment.

Upcoming Training

Training sessions through the Doctoral School and Research Staff office programmes are available to book here.  If you would like to request group or one-to-one training please drop us an email.

  • Using Elements: your Sussex research profile explained (Doctoral School) - Tuesday 21st March, 12-1pm. Book here
  • Raising your research profile with Elements (Research Staff Office) - Tuesday 25th April, 12-1pm. Book here




Introducing Elements in under 2 minutes: 

User Guides 

Quick Start guide

Please note that these guides are in the process of being updated to reflect the latest Elements release.

Elements - Quick Start Guide [PDF]

Using identifiers to match you with your publications

Using identifiers [PDF]

Claiming your research publications

Claiming publications [PDF]

Adding manual records

Adding and depositing a manual record [PDF]

Managing your profile

Managing your profile [Word DOCX]

Managing your profile [PDF]