September 17, 2013

NIH Invites Researchers to Test SciENcv, a Federal-Wide Researcher Profile Project

The National Institutes of Health has issued an invitation to researchers to test the beta version of the Science Experts Network (SciENcv). The new electronic system will enable researchers to easily assemble the information to populate an NIH biographical sketch (biosketch).

SciENcv is a cooperative project requested by the Federal Demonstration Partnership. Seven federal science agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Smithsonian Institution, formed an interagency workgroup to develop the concept. SciENcv is being built by the NIH National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) under the direction of the workgroup.

The beta version will help researchers assemble an NIH biosketch by extracting information from NIH eRA Commons and PubMed. SciENcv will permit users to link their data to a persistent, unique identifier offered by ORCID.

More information on signing in to the new system, available documentation and help, and system features is available in the NIH Guide Notice, Availability of a Test (Beta) Version of the Science Experts Network (SciENcv).