What is SciENcv and how will it benefit me?
SciENcv = Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae
A researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive, or are associated with research grants from federal agencies. It is not just limited to science fields.
SciENcv is available to anyone by logging in to My NCBI with your Google, ORCID, or eRA Commons account. There users can create multiple SciENcv profiles in the official Biosketch formats used by the NIH, NSF, and Institute of Education Sciences which can be downloaded for grant submissions.
Biosketches Required for Grant Applications
If you are going to be applying for grants from the NIH, NSF, U.S. Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences, and more federal agencies to come, you will be required to submit a Biosketch in the format specific to that agency. For the NSF, fillable PDFs are no longer allowed.
Create one Biosketch, including a My Bibliography, and then just create new ones by duplicating in the appropriate agency format and just editing.
You determine whether your entire Biosketch, or just portions are visible to the public and can easily be changed as needed.
No Extra Account Needed
As of June 2020, you now Log in to myNCBI, the home of SciENcv, using third party account information - Google, ORCID, eRA Commons, etc.
Start with NCBI's My Bibliography section
Having accurate information in the "My Bibliography" section is key to creating a timesaving and effective Biosketch.
The purpose of "My Bibliography" is to serve as a master file of citations of all works authored by you. It is private by default.
Citations can be added from PubMed, from a file, or manually.
If you choose to add citations manually, you can select a template of fillable fields from a range of possibilities:
Journal article that does not appear in PubMed, Books and Chapters, Meeting Abstracts, Presentations, Patents, Dataset or database, Software, Pre-print, or Other (non-standard citation).
At the top of your SciENcv list of documents page, there is a "Mini Profile"
Note: You are warned "This profile is a quick way to tell people who you are. It will be treated as public information and may also appear in other places." You can leave it blank, enter the bare minimum of information, or complete all fields as shown below.
Start with a blank document:
"Existing Document" as Data Source:
"External Source" as Data Source:
To share your completed profile:
The completed profile can be downloaded in PDF, MS Word or XML format. A profile downloaded as a PDF is preferable for upload to Grants.gov due to hidden metadata in the file that can help with the application process.
For the Contributions to Science Section of the NIH Biosketch
This is where you can add up to 5 descriptions of how you have helped improve the scietific filed. for each tab, you can add up to 4 citations as supporting documentation.
When submitting a grant application, it is suggested by NIH staff to check the box to "Include link to list of published work in My Bibliography". This will make your "My Bibliography" public, but it is used by proposal reviewers who don't want to click on a link to an external list of citations in an application for fear of malware, etc.