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SciENcv - Create Your NIH or NSF Biosketch: Creating SciENcv Biosketches

As of 1 June 2020, SciENcv is the required system for creation of NSF and NIH biosketches.

Three Ways to Create Your Biosketch

There are three ways to create a professional profile in SciENcv:

  • Through manually entering your information into a SciENcv template
  • Through making a duplicate of an existing biosketch
  • Through an automated data feed from an external source

Through manually entering your information into a SciENcv template

Example of SciENcv template with labeled areas. A is Biosketch Name, B is Biosketch Format, C is Data Source, and D is Public or Private Sharing.

Enter a name for your new profile (see A above). Select a biosketch format (B). Select “Start with a blank document” (C). Choose to make your profile public or private (D) and click Create. You may change the sharing status for this profile at any time.

To start the process, enter your information in the personal information window. If you have publications stored in "My Bibliography", those will be automatically uploaded to your SciENcv biosketch.

Under optional information, the link next to eRA COMMONS ID allows eRA users to link their SciENcv account to their eRA account. Once the accounts are linked, you will be able to populate SciENcv biosketches with your eRA information. Click Add your ORCID iD to this profile? to link to ORCID and add your ORCID iD to your SciENcv biosketch. At this point, your ORCID account will be linked to your NCBI account, and consequently, you will be able to use the biographical data in your ORCID record to populate SciENcv profiles ().

National Science Foundation biographical sketches provide the option to add personal information, NSF ID, and ORCID iD.

Through making a duplicate of an existing biosketch

Example of SciENcv template with labeled areas. A is Biosketch Name, B is Biosketch Format, C is Data Source, and D is Public or Private Sharing.

Enter a name for your new profile (see A above).

Select a biosketch format (B).

Select a previously created profile from the Existing Biosketch drop-down menu (C).

Choose to make your profile public or private (D). You may change the sharing status for this profile at any time.

Click Create. SciENcv will generate a duplicate of the selected existing profile.

Through an automated data feed from an external source

Example of SciENcv template with labeled areas. A is Biosketch Name, B is Biosketch Format, C is Data Source, and D is Public or Private Sharing.

 

Enter a name for your new profile (see A above).

Select a biosketch format (B).

Select a data provider from the External Source drop-down menu(C). Note that your SciENcv account has to be linked to the external data source account.

Choose to make your profile public or private (D). You may change the sharing status for this profile at any time.

Click Create. SciENcv will automatically populate the new profile with the information stored in your selected external data source.

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