Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive or are associated with research investments from federal agencies. Available through My NCBI, SciENcv gathers and compiles information on expertise, employment, education and professional accomplishments. Researchers can use SciENcv to create and maintain biosketches that are submitted with grant applications and annual reports. SciENcv allows researchers to describe and highlight their scientific contributions in their own words.
My NCBI users can create multiple SciENcv profiles in official biographical sketch formats, for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), which can be used for grant submissions. In addition, SciENcv profiles include, when registered with ORCID, your ORCID iD.
To create a My NCBI account, go to PubMed and click the "Sign in to NCBI" link in the top right corner. You will see a few options for signing in to My NCBI.
If you choose to create a new NCBI account, you can link it to your eRA Commons account at a later time, which will be needed for managing NIH Public Access Policy compliance.
Currently, the NIH biosketch format allows applicants to include a link to a full list of their published work as found in a “publicly available digital database” such as MyBibliography. The link is optional.
Updated instructions for applications due on or after May 25, 2016 indicate that a URL for a publication list is optional but, if provided, must be to a government website (.gov) like My Bibliography.
Improved functionality in the NCBI My Bibliography now allows uploading of citations formatted in RIS or MEDLINE format. See our NCBI My Bibliography library guide for more information.
Once you have signed in to My NCBI, you can assign others as delegates, giving them permission to edit your My Bibliography and SciENcv profiles.
To add a delegate, go to your NCBI Account Settings page by clicking on your username in the top right corner of the page. You will see a section for managing your delegates. Click Add a Delegate to enter the email address of the person you would like to give access to. Once they have accepted the delegate role for your account, you can assign them access to your My Bibliography and/or your SciENcv profiles.
The Linked Accounts section of this page is where you can link to your eRA Commons account, if you have not already done so.
Create a new profile "From scratch":
Create a new profile "From an existing source":
Create a new profile "From an existing profile":
To share your completed profile:
The completed profile can be downloaded in PDF, MS Word or XML format. A profile downloaded in MS Word format can be edited further outside of the SciENcv application, e.g. to add citations from sources other than My Bibliography.