SciENcv provides an online space for researchers to store data about themselves and to use that data to create the biosketches required for federal grant applications. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a part of the National Institutes of Health, developed SciENcv in collaboration with several other US federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Researchers applying to the National Science Foundation or to the National Institutes of Health are required to use SciENcv for their biosketches. A researcher may enter their biosketch data directly into SciENcv or may have data transmitted to SciENcv from ORCID.
SciENcv is accessed through a My NCBI account. Many researchers already have My NCBI accounts for searching PubMed and other NCBI databases. Those same My NCBI accounts can be used for SciENcv.
SciENcv and My NCBI accounts are free.
If you have a My NCBI account, log in to it and look for the SciENcv box on your My NCBI homepage. Follow the prompt in the box to get started with SciENcv. If the SciENcv box does not appear on your My NCBI homepage, click Customize this page in the top right corner. On the next page, put a check in the box in front of SciENcv and click Done at the bottom of the page. The box will appear on your homepage.
If you do not have a My NCBI account, you may set one up at the NCBI Sign In Page or by clicking the Sign in to NCBI link in the top right corner of any PubMed or other NCBI database page. We recommend that you sign in using the Google link and your @usciences.edu or @mail.usciences.edu e-mail credentials.