Building Your Biosketch

My Bibliography | SciENcv | iCite

We recommend using NCBI My Bibliography and SciENcv to build and maintain your biosketch. There is no charge for the service and you can link to it with your credentials from MyNCBI, FastLane or eRA Commons. You can easily create correctly formatted biosketches for most sponsors and save multiple versions for later recall. The University of Washington Health Sciences Library has created a very good tutorial on how to set up your account in SciENcv.

Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is an electronic system that helps researchers assemble the professional information needed for participation in federally funded research. SciENcv gathers and compiles information on expertise, employment, education and professional accomplishments. Researchers can use SciENcv to create and maintain biosketches that are submitted with grant applications and annual reports. SciENcv allows researchers to describe and highlight their scientific contributions in their own words.

What SciENcv does:

  • Eliminates the need to repeatedly enter biosketch information
  • Reduces the administrative burden associated with federal grant submission and reporting requirements
  • Provides access to a researcher-claimed data repository with information on expertise, employment, education, and professional accomplishments
  • Allow researchers to describe their scientific contributions in their own language

Citation Metrics

What is iCite?

iCite is a free and easy web tool developed by the NIH Office of Portfolio Analysis (OPA) that calculates the Relative Citation Ratio (RCR) of user-selected articles in PubMed. The tool allows you to measure the influence of an article, regardless of publication or scientific field. It generates the RCR based on each publication. You can include the RCR metric in your biosketch to highlight the citation impact of your articles.

Relative Citation Ratio

Link: OPA Director George Santangelo and colleagues have published an article in PLOS Biology describing their novel metric known as Relative Citation Ratio (RCR).  Citation metrics have long been used to augment expert opinion.

What is CiteScore™?

CiteScore™ metrics are a new standard to measure serial citation impact. Comprehensive, transparent, current and free, CiteScore metrics help you to analyze the impact of all serial titles – including journals – in Scopus.