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ScienCV for Biosketches

A quick guide on how to use NCBI's SciENcv to create NIH or NSF biosketches.

ORCID Integration

ORCID iD's  are unique identifiers that differentiate researchers' publications and grant funding, regardless of name or institutional changes. They are now required for NIH funding and publication in SpringerNature journals. They are free to create and can help you easily populate your NCBI bibliography and ScienCV biosketch.

Adding your ORCID iD to a Biosketch

You can use ORCID to easily add your educational information, grant funding information, and relevant publications to individual biosketches in ScienCV. To do so use the following directions:

  1. On the My NCBI main page, scroll down to find SciENcv at the bottom right. If you haven't used SciENcv before, it will be a small box that gives you a link to create a profile. If you've used it before, it will show links to biosketches you've already created. Click to create a profile or on "Manage SciENcv" and then on "Create A New Profile."
  2. Click on the tab for "From an external source."
  3.  Fill in the form:
    1. Give your biosketch a name.
    2. Select type of profile.
    3. Choose ORCID from the "external source" dropdown menu.
    4. Click on "Create"
  4.  It will automatically pull from ORCID to populate your new biosketch. This may take a couple of minutes.
  5. Scroll down to find the section on Peer-reviewed publications or References - the name of the section will be different for different Biosketch Formats
  6. Click on "edit this section" or "Show/hide entries." Then click on the ORCID tab. Select the articles you want displayed in this biosketch. You will also have the option of selecting from your My Bibliography as well. Once you have checked the ones you want, click on "Done."
  7. The articles you selected should then appear in Section C. You can edit what appears there using the "Show/hide entries" option.
  8. You can also add funding from ORCID to Section D. Click on "edit this section" or "Show/hide entries."  ORCID should appear as a tab and allow you to add funding sources included in your ORCID profile.

Linking ORCID to My NCBI Bibliography

You can also link your ORCID iD to you NCBI bibliography so that your publications are automatically synced. This will allow you to add publications to your ScienCV biosketches from a single source. However, this option may only be useful for researchers that already use NCBI my bibliography or have publications indexed in PubMed.

  1. Go to (or to PubMed). You will see "Sign in to NCBI" on the top right corner. Select a method to sign in. If you don't have an NCBI Account, register for one.
  2. If you sign in directly to NCBI, you will see your username on the top right corner. Click on your username.
  3. Use the Change button under Linked Accounts to add your ORCID account.
  4. Click on "Change" and then search for ORCID. Select it, enter your ORCID username and password, and authorize it. Then you should see your ORCID account listed in your Linked Accounts.
  5. Log out of NCBI.
  6. Log back into NCBI but use your ORCID account to do so. From the "Sign In" page, click on "See more 3rd party sign in options." Search for ORCID in the list. Click on ORCID and it will take you to ORCID. Select, "Sign In. Enter your ORCID email and password.
  7. Then you will be directed back to your NCBI account.

This section was adapted from Stony Brook University Libraries' "Creating and Using Your ORCID Profile: Linking to NIH/NSF Biosketches" licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.