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NIH Biosketch & SciENcv

New Biosketch format is required by NIH for applications due on or after May 25, 2015. See NIH Notice. There are two ways to create a new biosketch.

Using SciENcv:

  • "NIH encourages applicants to use SciENcv to generate their biosketches. SciENcv quickly formats everything, including citations, according to NIH rules."
  • SciENcv is linked to publications in your My Bibliography (see details about My Bibliography below) and education, work experience and award history information in your eRA Commons account.
  • My Bibliography should be set up first before using SciENcv.
  • Sign into My NCBI to access both My Bibliography and SciENcv.
  • Use eRA Commons login if you have one. You can also use google or UM login under "See more 3rd party sign in options"and link to eRA Commons account if you have one.
  • You can create a new biosketch from scratch, from an external source or from an existing profile.
  • Research Support data comes from eRA Commons and you can edit and add missing ones.
  • Step by step instructions
  • Once you create a SciENcv profile, you can generate new ones from an existing profile, tailoring your biosketch for each new grant application.
  • You can keep different versions of biosketches in SciENcv for easy access.
  • You can download the biosketch as a PDF, Word or XML file.

Using Word:

  • Follow instructions and sample (MSWord Document).
  • Steps to provide a “Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography” (last item in Section C. Contribution to Science):
    1. Sign into My Bibliography.
    2. Make sure all papers in My Bibliography are authored by you. If there are ones by other researchers, move them to “Other Citations”.
    3. Find “This bibliography is private” in the upper left side. Click on “make it public”. Copy the public URL and use it to provide the link to “Complete List of Published Work in My Bibliography.”