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Using ORCID with SciENcv to Create Your Biosketch: Creating the Biosketch

Using ORCID and publication indexing services to create an NSF or NIH Biosketch. This step-by-step guide will help you to link your ORCID profile to make it easier to populate your biosketch, then create and export the final biosketch.
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/sciENcv-for-biosketch

Creating the Biosketch

To create a new biosketch using your ORCID information, go back to your SciEncv account, sign in if you are not already signed in, and follow these steps: 

  1. Give your new biosketch a name (e.g., 2019 NSF biosketch). 
    • For Format, select “NSF Biosketch” (if you would like to create an NIH biosketch, select "NIH Biosketch" instead)
    • For Choose Data Source, select “External source: ORCID” (Once you have created your first biosketch in SciENcv, you can select “Existing Biosketch” and use a previous biosketch as a template, saving you from having to re-do the process described below)
      ***Note that your biosketch will not dynamically update as you make updates to your ORCID profile - you will want to create your Biosketch after your ORCID profile is up to date.***
    • For Sharing, choose if you want the biosketch to be public or private.  You can always change the sharing settings. 
    • Select “Create”
  2. SciENcv will automatically pull from ORCID to populate your new biosketch. This may take a couple of minutes.
  3. Scroll down to find the section on Peer-reviewed publications or References - the name of the section will be different for different Biosketch Formats.
  4. Select "edit this section" or "Show/hide entries." Then select the ORCID tab. Select the articles you want displayed in this biosketch. You will also have the option of selecting from your My Bibliography as well. Once you have checked the ones you want, select "Done."
  5. The articles you selected should then appear in Section C. You can edit what appears there using the "Show/hide entries" option.


Remember that the more you fill in your ORCID profile, the more you will be able to pull automatically into SciENcv when you create a biosketch.

Information Credits

*Information credit to Stony Brook University Libraries' "Creating and Using Your ORCID Profile: Linking to NIH/NSF Biosketches" and NC State University Libraries "Using SciENcv to Create Your Biosketch"