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NIH Biosketch : Options for Creating a Biosketch

Two Options for Creating a Biosketch

1. SciENcv tool in NCBI.

SciENcv is a feature in My NCBI that creates biosketches. Education, employment, research activities, publications, honors, research grants, and other professional contributions can be included in “profiles.” eRA Commons and ORCID account holders who have linked their accounts to My NCBI can have their SciENcv profiles automatically populated with the information stored in their biographical records. My NCBI users can create multiple SciENcv biosketches and can opt to allow for public viewing of select biosketches. A delegate feature is also available with SciENcv.

How to Access SciENcv?

  • Create a NCBI account.
  • The SciENcv tool is available from the My NCBI Dashboard page.
  • Select “Create New Biosketch.”


2. Word template.

Notes: Biosketch Creation

  • SciENcv is not required for creating a NIH biosketch in the new format.

  • Users are recommended to have their My Bibliography accounts created and updated before using SciENcv to create a biosketch.

  • SciENcv users can also create biosketches using data stored in their ORCID records. By linking an ORCID account to an NCBI account, users will be able to auto-populate biosketches using the personal statement, education, employment, publications and research awards information stored in ORCID records. See My NCBI – ORCID Author Data Integration with SciENcv.

SciENcv: The Easy to Use Biosketch Tool