NCBI's Science Expert Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a research profile system required by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and recommended by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to prepare the biographical sketch component of funding applications. Researchers can use SciENcv to compile information on expertise, employment, education, and professional accomplishments to create biosketches for federal grant submissions and reporting. SciENcv also allows users to automatically pull data from outside sources like NCBI's My Bibliography and ORCID.
Some benefits of using SciENcv include:
To access SciENcv, you must have a myNCBI account. See this guide on myNCBI for more information. This account can be linked to your NSF account. 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 created.
SciENcv manual - general information about the tool
NSF proposals and award policies and procedures guide PAPPG - review biographic sketch instructions in chapter II.C.2.f
NIH Biosketch Instructions and Word Templates - NIH has provided instructions, blank format pages, and example biographical sketches for those choosing not to use the SciENcv tool.
Biosketch FAQ - for NIH applicants
CCTS grants library - sample grant applications from NIH, NSF and other funders for many grant mechanisms
SciENcv Tutorial - basic overview of the tool for any user
Biosketches for NSF - step by step video for writing a biosketch in SciENcv for NSF proposals
Current and Pending support for NSF - step by step instructional video for adding current and pending support to biosketches
Integrating with ORCID - instructions to connect ORCID with SciENcv
Any My NCBI account holder can assign one or more delegates for SciENcv, and/or the My Bibliography components of My NCBI. Delegates may view, edit, and create profiles for the account holder.
To send a delegate request:
To control what your delegate has access to:
Note that the Public or Private settings on your My Bibliography or SciENcv have no effect on a delegate’s ability to view and make changes to these resources. To remove a delegate, select the red “X”. Should you wish to give a delegate access to only one resource, use the check-boxes.
To accept a delegate request:
To access your delegator’s SciENcv:
For general information on ORCID see the scholarly metrics guide.
Linking to ORCID alllows you to easily add your educational information, grant funding information, and relevant publications to individual biosketches in SciENcv. Follow these steps for ORCID integration
Click on create a new document in SciENcv
Specific questions about SciENcv may be directed to the funding agencies help desk:
If you have questions related to author or publication metrics please contact Marla Hertz at email@example.com
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