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Author and Research Identifiers

Introduction to ORCID, ResearcherID and other identifiers used to disambiguate author and institutional names.


A new tool is being developed that will allow researchers not only to easily compile biosketch information but also populate biosketches for grant applications. NIH has worked closely with six other federal agencies (DOD, DOE, EPA, NSF, USDA, and the Smithsonian), the Federal Demonstration Partnership, and the extramural research community to create a system that will provide comprehensive curriculum vita information, and at the same time reduce the burden associated with applying for research support. This system — the Science Experts Network or SciENcv — enables researchers to easily maintain and generate biosketches for federal grant applications and progress reports, and, as of September, is available to the public in a beta version. - See more at:

How to Use SciENcv in My NCBI

Sign into My NCBI (if you don't have a My NCBI account, use the link on this page to set up an account).

Click on the My NCBI link in the upper right corner of the browser window.  At the My NCBI home page, look for the box marked SciENcv.  You have two ways of creating a SciENcv profile - using your eRA Commons account, or manually entering the information. 

SciENcv manager menu

Choose A or B, and then follow the on screen prompts to set up your SciENcv account.  There is a link in SciENcv to a utility for My NCBI users to add their ORCID to the SciENcv profile.