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What is Elements? 

Elements is the University of Sussex's Current Research Information System (CRIS).

Elements supports the management of research activities by providing one single point of organisation, presentation and reporting for all scholarly and research activities, including research outputs. It hosts the University staff profile pages and, in addition to information on publications can be used to capture information about grants, teaching activities, professional activities and impact.  

You should use Elements to create and deposit your publication records to SRO, the University's repository. 

Who is entitled to an Elements profile? 

Elements is available to academic roles and select professional services staff and to be eligible for an Elements account your work at the University of Sussex must be: 

making a current contribution to the teaching or research outputs of the university OR have duties involving research output administration

If you feel that you should have an Elements login, please contact us at

Are you experiencing problems issues logging in to Elements? 

If you have successfully logged in previously:

Firstly, make sure you are using the correct username e.g. and password. If you are still unable to log in, your account may have become inactive. The user information is pulled from the University's central HR feed, and contract information may sometimes be outdated or incorrect, particularly if you have recently changed roles. Please contact your school or divisional HR officer to ensure your details are up-to-date.

If you have left the University, access to your Elements account will have finished on your contract end date. 

If this is your first time logging in:

The feed is pulled across nightly so, if you have just started, it may take a short while before your account appears. Access to Elements is currently restricted to academic roles and select professional services staff.

Information for staff leaving Sussex

Your publication records will not be deleted if you leave Sussex. The University's aim is to create and maintain a full historical record of research output. You can, of course, add your full publications record to your new institution's repository.

Copy your Elements profile information:

Log into Elements and select EDIT MY PROFILE.

Select the CV and Reports button at the top right of the screen. From here you can generate and export a CV document that will contain the information from your Elements profile.

To minimise the need to duplicate publication information if you move to a new institution, make sure you connect your ORCiD profile to Elements. This will ensure that bibliographic information is automatically copied from Elements to ORCiD for you. To register for an ORCID iD, go to and fill in the online registration form