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Getting started with Elements

What is Elements?

Elements is UOW’s research outputs management system and is the source of truth for all publications data and any reporting on UOW publications. Elements replaces RIS pubs, the previous publications system. All previous UOW publication data has been exported from RIS into Elements and this new system automatically harvests your publications from sources such as Scopus, Web of Science, Dimensions, SSRN and PubMed.Once you add or verify your identifiers such as ORCID and Scopus, Elements can auto claim your publications and add to your profile. 

Your publication data in Elements is syncing to your UOW Scholars profile. Please contact the Research Services Office at if any publication data is missing.

If you want a publication added to the UOW Institutional Repository, Research Online (RO), please email

We recommend that you log in to Elements occasionally to ensure that your new publications are visible.

Who can access Elements?

  • All UOW permanent and contract staff (academic and professional)
  • Higher degree research students 

If you can't log in to Elements, please email

Quick start guide to Elements

Go to Elements (opens in new tab) and log in using your UOW credentials.

There are five actions to perform to get started with Elements:

  1. From the homepage, start with the links in the MY ACTIONS box at the top left. Here you can claim publications and connect your ORCiD.
  2. If you choose, you can add details to your PROFILE box in the top right of the homepage.

    Steps 3 and 4 will help Elements find your publications. Click the hamburger menu at the top left to find these options under Settings.
  3. Select AUTOMATIC CLAIMING to link your research identifiers (e.g. ORCiD, Scopus ID) to automatically capture future publications.
  4. Select NAME-BASED SEARCH to set search parameters to include name variations and previous institutions. e.g. name variations for Willo Boniface could include Boniface, Willo; Boniface W.; Boniface W. M.
  5. The PUBLICATIONS box at the bottom left of the homepage will notify you when Elements finds a publication for you to claim or reject. Click ADD NEW to manually add a publication not found by Elements (e.g. creative works, non-traditional research outputs).

Elements quick start infographic showing four steps to get started.