Availability of a Test (Beta) Version of the Science Experts Network (SciENcv)
NIH Notice, NOT-OD-13-114
Release Date: September 17, 2013
This new electronic system will enable researchers to easily assemble the information (including expertise, employment, education and professional accomplishments) to populate an NIH biographical sketch (biosketch). Initially, the goal of SciENcv is to reduce the burden associated with creating and maintaining federal biosketches while accommodating the need to describe scientific contributions.
NIH launched a test version of Science Experts Network (SciENcv) which allows users to create an online professional profile to share with others. In addition, the SciENcv profile allows users to note their ORCID IDs. ORCID provides a persistent and unique author identifier number for authors. For more information on ORCID, see FAQs.
Users are encouraged to test SciENcv and provide feedback. To create a SciENcv profile, users should sign in to My NCBI. A SciENcv profile will be automatically populated with information stored in an NIH Biographical Sketch for eRA Commons account holders who have linked their eRA account to My NCBI.
SciENcv is a cooperative project by academic research institutions and federal agencies that participate in the Federal Demonstration Partnership. An interagency workgroup with representatives from NIH, NSF, the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Smithsonian developed the concept. SciENcv is closely connected to the STAR METRICS program.