Notice: The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires the use of SciENcv for the preparation of biosketches and current or pending support docuements for new proposals submitted or due on or after October 23, 2023. Before the implementation date, proposers may continue to prepare and submit the document using SciENcv or the existing NSF fillable PDF.
Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is an electronic system in My NCBI that allows researchers to collect professional accomplishment information necessary for participation in the United States federally funded research. The information it collects includes expertise, employment, education, and professional achievements. NIH eRA Commons, NSF, and ORCID account holders can link their accounts to My NCBI to populate their SciENcv profiles with information from their eRA, NSF, or ORCID accounts. By allowing the researcher to add this information once to the SciENcv system, it reduces the burden of having to input information multiple times for different systems.
SciENcv supports the creation of:
Once you have completed filling out your documents in SciENcv, they can be exported in a funder compliant PDF version of the format. Save this document and submit it as part of the proposal.
SciENcv has many features to support user success, such as:
ORCID is a nonprofit that provides researchers with a unique digital object identifier (DOI) to help disambiguate between identities and allow for a way to identify an individuals scholarly works. Connecting an up to date ORCID account to SciENcv speeds up the process of creating a document as it can pre-populate fields by pulling from ORCID.
Go to the SciENcv login page and choose the "More Options" button. Click ORCID and through your login with your ORCID account it will lead you through creating a SciENcv account that is linked to ORCID.
Log into SciENcv and click on your profile in the top right hand corner. Choose "Account Settings" from the drop down menu. In your Account Settings, find the Linked Account settings and click on the "Change" button. Search for ORCID within the available partner accounts. Once you choose it, SciENcv will send you over to the ORCID sign in page.
Log in to SciENcv and go to create a new SciENcv document. At the "Choose data source" field, choose ORCID from the External Source drop down menu. The system will pull information from your linked ORCID account and pre-populate your SciENcv document. You will want to review the information it added as it will not fill in all fields and some parts may need to be edited.
To add a delegate:
Wondering who to contact regarding a SciENcv question?
For questions about adding information or complying with requirements regarding the SciENcv system, contact the University of Pennsylvania's Office of Research Services (ORS) at PENNAORS@lists.upenn.edu. You can also filter the ORS Team Directory by school or organization to view staff assigned to your group.