What is SciENcv and why should I use it?
SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) is the researcher profiling system used by the US federal government. It helps you as a researcher to compile information on your expertise, employment, education, and professional accomplishments into a biosketch (biographical sketch) for grant proposals and annual reports.
SciENcv is an approved system to create biosketches for NSF and NIH grants proposals. Starting on October 5, 2020, NSF is requiring that biosketches for grant proposals are made in SciENcv or their fillable PDF. No other formats will be accepted.
How do I create a biosketch in SciENcv?
Any researcher can register for SciENcv. You can create multiple biosketches, for different research projects or different funding agencies. You can find much more information about how to use SciENcv on their FAQs page. The two handouts below show how to create biosketches in SciENcv for NSF and NIH grant proposals:
Link SciENcv to ORCID
You can link your SciENcv account to your ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) account. By linking these accounts, you can use the citations and awards from your ORCID account to create your biosketch. This short video shows how to link these accounts and how to add citations and awards from ORCID to your biosketch.
Don't have an ORCID? ORCID is a free persistent digital identifier (essentially it's a unique numerical identifier) that can distinguish you from other researchers with similar names. Anyone can create one for free.
You can learn more about the benefits of ORCID and how to register for one on this guide.
Link ORCID to Michigan Research Experts (MRE)
You can also link your ORCID account to your MRE (Michigan Research Experts) account. If you link your ORCID account to your MRE account and your ORCID account to your SciENcv account, information from your MRE account can be added to your SciENcv biosketch.
How to link your ORCID account to your MRE account: