What is SciENcv?

Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae ( SciENcv ) is an electronic system created by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) that allows researchers to assemble their professional information needed for participation in federally funded research. SciENcv documents information regarding education, employment, honors, publications, and research grants.

Researchers can use SciENcv to create and maintain Biosketches that are submitted with grant applications and annual reports. Multiple SciENcv profiles can be created with approved formats for the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). SciENcv can also be used to create the official NSF Current and Pending Support document.

On October 23, 2023 , SciENCV will become mandatory for any NSF funded research as outlined in the NSF PAPPG 2023 .

See the   NSF FAQs  and the  NCBI website  for more information on how to use SciENcv.

What SciENcv does?

  • Eliminates the need to repeatedly enter biosketch information
  • Reduces the administrative burden associated with federal grant submission and reporting requirements
  • Leverages data from existing systems (i.e., NSF FastLane, eRA Commons, MyNCBI, ORCID)
  • Provides access to a researcher-claimed data repository with information on expertise, employment, education, and professional accomplishments
  • Allows researchers to describe their scientific contributions in their own language

Benefits of SciENcv?

  • Any researcher may register
  • Data are owned by the researcher
  • Researcher edits and maintains information
  • Researcher may delegate access to research administrators
  • Researcher provides own data to describe research outcomes
  • Researcher has control over data visibility in biosketch (i.e. public vs. private)

Using ORCID with SciENcv to Create Your Biosketch: Linking Information from ORCID

The easiest way to populate your SciENcv biosketch is through an ORCID iD . An ORCID record is a free account that creates a persistent identifier that will follow a researcher throughout their career and allows the researcher to gather all their scholarly work in a single location. A researcher can use it to add publications to their SciENcv Biosketch that they have already linked in their ORCID account

Follow the instructions on this Link to External Accounts Quick Card to link your ORCID iD to your SciENcv account.

What is ORCID?

Open Research and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a platform that provides a free, unique, digital persistent identifier (DPI) for individuals engaged in research, scholarship, and innovation activities globally. ORCID is a free service and is comprised of two components:

  1. Record: associated record (profile) that stores automatic links to all your research and publications, and links all your research and publications with you.
  2. ID: 16-digit number unique to an individual

The use of DPIs will become mandatory upon implementation of the NSPM-33 guidance, as stated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy ( OSTP ). The guidance is requiring this for three main reasons:

  1. Ability to verify individuals
  2. Reduce administrative burden for researchers through adoption of standardized formats across agencies of disclosure of information
  3. Increase sharing of information between funding agencies

Register for your ORCID iD here.

Register for SciENcv

  1. Users can access SciENcv by visiting https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sciencv/ .
  2. Select “National Science Foundation Log in” option. This will direct users to sign in via Research.gov . Users will be automatically redirected back to the My NCBI homepage after their NSF login is successful.

Follow the instructions on this Getting an Account Quick Card   to create your SciENcv account.