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Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Ellen Dubinsky

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
  • NIH or NCBI Account
  • University of Arizona affiliation (use the More Login Options link to find UA)

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.


Creating an Account

Creating a MyNCBI / SciENcv Account

1. Go to and select a log in option (eRA Commons, NSF, or More Options):

SciENcv login interface

2. If you have chosen "More Options," you can choose among multiple 3rd party options to log in or sign up (using one of these 3rd party options) to create a NCBI account:

NCBI Login options

3. Choose one of the listed 3rd parties, or click on "more login options" to use "Find your Login Provider".  You can use your University of Arizona NetID to access or sign up for your NCBI account:

Use your University NetID to login

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