FAQ – Access and Sign-Up


Signing up for Gutenberg Research Elements can be done in the university-wide network without log-in data. In other cases, you might need your JGU account, which is automatically created for university employees (without requiring an application).

You can reach Gutenberg Research Elements’ log-in page here.

The following steps are recommended for initial registration in Gutenberg Research Elements:

  • Step 1 (optional): Add ORCID
  • Step 2: Set up search settings
  • Step 3: Run my searches

These functions are always accessible using the menu: ‘My Account à Data Source Search’.

Elements possesses a delegation function you can use to transfer certain tasks to one or more individuals. You can transfer tasks to one or more individuals in ‘My Account à Account Settings’. The person you have selected automatically receives a copy of your Elements notifications and can manage and change your Elements account for you.

Secretariats – as well as all employees of JGU – have automatic access to the portal. For this group of people delegation of tasks is unproblematic.

Research assistants who only have a student account do not have automatic access to the portal.
To take over tasks in Gutenberg Research Elements, students need to add the feature «Account in Symplectic Elements aktivieren» on the website www.account-uni-mainz.de. Due to overnight activation, the functionality will be only available the following day.

You will find notes about the delegation of tasks under the question: „How can I transfer user right to another peson?“.