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SciENcv can be used to create an 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.
What should be included in the personal statement?
"Briefly describe why your experience and qualifications make you particularly well suited for your role (e.g., PD/PI, mentor, participating faculty) in the project that is the subject of the application.
Within this section you may, if you choose, briefly describe factors such as family care responsibilities, illness, disability, and active duty military service that may have affected your scientific advancement or productivity."
How do I add my Personal Statement to SciENcv?
In the Personal Statement section, enter a brief personal statement and up to four publications that highlight your work experience and qualifications.
Citations stored in My Bibliography can be uploaded by selecting add one. Choose up to four citations to be displayed in this section. To upload other citations, replace the current ones, or hide citations, select Show/hide citations.
The section titled Positions and Honors consists of three parts: employment, other experience and professional memberships, and honors. If you linked your eRA Commons or ORCID account to My NCBI, the work experience section of SciENcv will be automatically populated for you.
The Contribution to Science section in the new NIH Biographical sketch aims to give researchers a place where they can describe five of their most significant contributions to science. Each contribution entry has two parts: a description and relevant references of up to four peer-reviewed publications.
SciENcv uses My Bibliography, to populate the publication sections of the profile. This allows the researcher to select which publications will show under Contributions to Science and the Personal Statement sections. It also allows a user to link to a full list of their published works.
(Note: There is a difference between My Bibliography and delegated bibliographies in My NCBI. My Bibliography is intended to be used for your own personal bibliography. Delegated bibliographies can be found under Collections in My NCBI.)
How do I create My Bibliography?
How do I add citations that aren't included in PubMed?
The Research Support section displays a list of ongoing and completed research awards. NIH grantees who have linked their eRA accounts to My NCBI will have their SciENcv profile automatically populated with their research awards. These will appear under the eRA Commons tab.Check the boxes next to the awards you wish to appear in your final biosketch.
If you linked your ORCID account to My NCBI, your SciENcv profiles will have the research awards included in your ORCID record. These awards will appear under the ORCID tab. Check the boxes next to the awards you wish to appear in your final biosketch.
In addition, you have the option to add awards manually: