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SciENcv: Introduction to SciENcv

Introduction to NCBI's SciENcv

NCBI's tool, Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv), makes it easy to automatically produce a new biosketch for either NIH or NSF by linking and pulling information from an eRA Commons or similar account (such as ORCID), as well as publications from My Bibliography. Revisions can easily be made to biosketches in SciENcv. Save time by automating this process! SciENcv can be found in your My NCBI account.

How to Create a SciENcv Account

SciENcv can be used to create and comply with the new NIH biosketch format. If you've created your SciENcv profile from an external source (eRA Commons, ORCiD), part of your profile will be populated automatically. The following sections will demonstrate the areas that must be completed to comply with the new format.

FOR RESEARCHERS: If you are creating a SciENcv account for yourself, go to NCBI and login by clicking on the eRA Commons button and logging into your eRA Commons account. After entering your username and password you will be redirected to NCBI.

FOR DELEGATES: If you are assisting a researcher or faculty member in creating a SciENcv profile, you will need to create an NCBI account for yourself.

  1. Start by registering for a free account through NCBI. Use your institutional e-mail address to register.
  2. Next, you will need to be added as a delegate by your researcher or faculty member. Here are the instructions for adding a delegate. Once they have added you as a delegate through their NCBI account, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm or deny the request. Confirm the request. Once you've confirmed,
  3. Sign in to NCBI. Once you sign in, you will be redirected to the SciENcv homepage. Click on My NCBI in the upper right-hand corner of your screen to access your My NCBI dashboard.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and you will see your faculty/researcher profile under Delegated CVs.

                                                Image of the NCBI screen that illustrates to login at eRA Commons if you already have an account there or to sign in to NCBI if you are a delegate.

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