Note: SciENcv MUST be used for the preparation of National Science Foundation (NSF) biosketches and current and pending support documents for new proposals submitted or due on or after October 23, 2023.

SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) is a free tool made available through the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) platform. Researcher’s profiles are associated with the individual, and not their institution.

Use SciENcv to create compliantly formatted NIH, NSF, and IES Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents.

NIH eRA Commons, NSF, and ORCID account holders who have linked their accounts to NCBI can populate their SciENcv profiles with the information stored in their eRA, NSF, or ORCID accounts. The information transferred to SciENcv can be changed, hidden, augmented, or deleted. SciENcv users control the content displayed in their SciENcv profiles.

Getting started

SciENcv login (opens in a new window)

Select the login method you will use. Then, just once, link your other accounts and systems to pull in available data including proposals, awards, and publications. 

Delegating SciENcv Access 

My NCBI users can grant access to other persons (delegates) to view and manage their SciENcv documents. The delegates will then be able to create, modify, or delete the information in the SciENcv account to which they have been granted access.

How to set a delegate


  • Log into your My NCBI account.
  • Click on your username in the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Click Account Settings
  • From your Account Settings page, under “Delegates,” click Add a delegate
  • Enter your delegate's email address and click OK

What happens next: 

  • Your delegate will receive an e-mail notifying them of access.
  • Your delegate will click a link in the e-mail to activate access.
  • If your delegate does not have a My NCBI account, they will be invited to register.

Creating and Managing Delegates

Merging Multiple Accounts 

If you suspect or want to check to see if you have multiple My NCBI accounts, write to the NCBI help desk at and include the following in your message: 

  • NCBI username
  • eRA Commons username (if any)
  • any email addresses that may be associated with your account(s) including your UMB email address. 

If multiple My NCBI accounts do exist, the help desk can assist in merging them into a single account.  All existing linked accounts will transfer to a single account. The single account will contain all contents of the accounts including saved searches, collections, bibliography entries, etc.