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Overview of the ORCID and SciENcv author profile platforms and best practices for creating biosketches in each.

Getting Started

This guide includes information and benefits for researchers using the ORCID and SciENcv platforms as biosketch tools, including methods for registering accounts and connecting both tools together. Data in both profile tools is owned by profile creator.

ORCID (Open Research and Contributor Identification) is a free profile platform that allows researchers/contributors to centralize their professional online identity and easily connect it to related platforms, including myNCBI and its SciENcv application. Every ORCID profile includes a sixteen digit persistent identifier (PID) that can be easily linked in a URL.

SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) is a free application used to create a presentation of professional biographical information that complies with biosketch requirements of federally funded researcher. SciENcv is managed within the NCBI suite of tools, and so requires a myNCBI account to use.

To learn more about each individual tool and how to connect them, visit the ORCID or SciENcv pages in this guide.

Quick Links




*Consider setting up an ORCID profile as registration/login credentials for SciENcv through your myNCBI account

Logging In



Note: When creating third-party accounts, please refer to and adhere to KUMC's Password Policy, which requires different login crediantials than your network login for all third-party accounts.

Benefits of a Biosketch Profile

Biosketch online profiles are a useful and often necessary tool for researcher visibility, transparency, and compliance. They are often used for the following:

  • Documenting researcher education, employment, research activities, publications, honors, and more
  • Managing professional contributions and describe them in a researcher's own words
  • Reducing time spent entering professional details onto multiple platforms
  • Ensuring that researcher work is linked with a personal digital identifier (PID) for easy reference

To learn more about other biosketch profile options besides ORCID, use the link below

Creative Commons Attribution

This guide was created using open access content from both of the following guides. CC BY-4.0