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The Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv)

The SciENcv is used to create and maintain biosketches that are submitted with grant applications and progress reports across numerous federal agencies.  Leveraging data from existing federal systems, SciENcv gathers and compiles information on expertise, employment, education, and professional accomplishments. Researchers can craft a narrative of their research, describing and highlighting their scientific contributions in their own words. part of an integrated platform for grant applications, compliance, and reporting requirements.  The SciENcv is accessed via My NCBI, linked to My Bibliography within My NCBI, linked to eRA Commons, and linked to ORCID.


Elements of the SciENcv

There are 3 parts to the SciENcv and a limit of 5 pages maximum. 

  •  Personal Statement
  •  Positions, Scientific Appointments, and Honors
  •  Contributions to Science

Recent changes to the SciENcv

  • All Senior/Key personnel on R&R Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) are required to have an eRA Commons username (Commons ID).
  • NIH expects applicants and recipients to use the updated biosketch and other support formats for applications, Just-in-Time (JIT) Reports, and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) as of January 25, 2022.
  • Review updated notices: NOT-OD-21-073NOT-OD-21-110, and NOT-OD-21-122 

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