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Accessing SciENcv

You can access SciENcv a number of ways. The easiest is by going to and selecting “Click here to start!” You can also access SciENcv via the NCBI’s My NCBI portal, or by going to PubMed and selecting the “Sign in to NCBI” link at the top right of the screen.

My NCBI is a tool designed for multiple purposes across the NCBI system, including saving and customizing NCBI database searches and creating bibliographies of your own work, in addition to housing the SciENcv system. If you’re not familiar with My NCBI, finding SciENcv once you’re in My NCBI can be tricky. For most users, the SciENcv box will default to the bottom right corner of your screen, but if you have customized your My NCBI account before, it may be located elsewhere.

Login Options

  • eRA Commons
  • NSF FastLane Account
  • Third party sign-in options:
    • University of Arizona (select from 3rd party drop-down list)
    • Institutional email address
    • ORCID

NIH eRA Commons, NSF FastLane, and ORCID account holders who have linked their accounts to NCBI can populate their SciENcv profiles with the information stored in their eRA, FastLane, or ORCID accounts.


Creating a MyNCBI / SciENcv Account

1. Go to and select "Click here to start!"

SciENcv sign in

2. Select "See more 3rd party sign in options"

NCBI third-party sign-in

3. Select "University of Arizona" to log in using your NetID username and password or scroll down to select ORCID to log in using your ORCID credentials.

NCBI sign in using UA credentials

3. You will be given the option to create a new My NCBI account or link to an existing My NCBI account.

  • If you do not already have a NCBI account, select "Create a new NCBI account" and click "Continue." This will create a NCBI account with your email as the username and send a verification link to your email.

Create an NCBI account or link to existing account

  • If you already have a NCBI account, select "Link to an existing NCBI account"

LInk to existing NCBI account

NCBI account confirmation

4. You be redirected to a webpage entitled "My NCBI." This is your landing page for managing tools within the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnololy Information) interface.

My NCBI landing page

5. If you haven't used SciENcv before, there will be a link to create a new CV. If you have used SciENcv before, you will see links to biosketches you've already created. To get started on your biosketch go to the “SciENcv” section and at the bottom of that section and select “Manage SciENcv”

Manage SciENcv

6. Select "Create New Biosketch"

Select Create New Biosketch

New Biosketch form