Author identifiers are
meant to help with author name disambiguation. In order to measure your impact
as an author, you want to be sure you get credit for all your research output.
Publishing under variations of your name, having a common name, changing your
name, changing institutions - all of these can lead to your work being
incorrectly associated with another author, or you can end up with several
author profiles. As a solution, register for an ORCID identifier, then
associate it with your ResearcherID, My NCBI account, etc. The information on
this page explains how to do this.
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a persistent
digital identifier for researchers. Registering for an ORCID identifier is free
and easy. Once you have your unique ORCID identifier, you can create a profile
and/or link it to your other author IDs and profiles (e.g., ResearcherID, My
NCBI, LinkedIn). You can associate existing publications with your ORCID
profile by importing from sources like Scopus and Web of Science. Going
forward, use your ORCID identifier in all stages of your research workflow
(grant applications, manuscript submissions, etc.) to make sure that you get
credit for your work.
integrated with the
Web of Science database. Your ResearcherID facilitates
citation metrics and publication tracking using Web of Science tools and
includes you in the Web of Science author index. You can create an author
profile in ResearcherID that allows other researchers to learn more about your
work and affiliations.
SciENcv (Science Experts
Network Curriculum Vitae) is a new tool to help researchers create profiles in
the new NIH biographical sketch format. This new format must be used for all
NIH grant and cooperative agreement applications submitted for due dates on or
after May 25, 2015.
SciENcv is a component of your
PubMed My NCBI account. It complements My Bibliography, which helps you manage
the publications you've authored.
To use SciENcv, sign on to My
NCBI with your eRA Commons account or link your NIH eRA Commons account to your
PubMed My NCBI account. This will help integrate the publications listed in My
Bibliography and grant information from eRA Commons into your SciENcv
Once you have created a
SciENcv profile, it is easy to generate a properly formatted biosketch to use
in an NIH grant application.
Follow these steps to set up your
SciENcv profile. You will gather your publications from PubMed and then link
your eRA Commons account with your
My NCBI account. This
will let you use SciENcv to create an NIH biosketch.