In version 6.2, Symplectic introduced a more extensive privacy framework that allowed objects/items to be set as private, internal or public. The integration we have with Elements can be configured to apply these same familiar privacy concepts to your Explorer for Institutions giving you full control of how your data is shared with us.
You can read more about object privacy for Element 6.2 and above here (login required).
Synchronizing objects based on their privacy level is available at the following restrictive levels:
- Public - We will only import public user profiles, research outputs and relationships
- Public and Internal - We will only import public and internal user profiles, research outputs and relationships
Objects and relationships that are set as Private won’t ever appear in the Explorer.
Post synchronization clean-up
To complement the above privacy configuration, we also provide you with additional clean-up options on how we should handle orphaned objects after the sync completes.
After the import completes you have the option to either;
- Leave any orphaned publications visible in the Explorer
- Remove all publications from the Explorer where there are no associated authors in Elements
- Remove all publications from the Explorer where there are no associated authors in Elements and where publications are left authorless as a result of your privacy settings
If you would like to customize your existing configuration settings please contact email@example.com.
If you’re using a version of Elements prior to 6.2 all objects except private relationships will be imported. For information on data privacy in Elements prior to 6.2 please see:
- Introduction to Data Privacy and Personal Data in Elements (v5.12 onward) (login required)
- Previous Changes to Data Privacy by Elements Version (login required)
Changes to your Explorer for Institutions configuration will trigger a reset and full import of your Elements data. Depending on the size of your institution it may take several days to complete.