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CHHE NIH Biosketch Workshop

Out with the old and in with the new.  NIH has adopted a new biosketch format for all grant applications.  CHHE is hosting a workshop with librarian Kris Alpi to help you create your new biosketch. She will guide you through creating your new federal biosketch for NIH in SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae.  You can also create your NSF biosketch using SciENcv.

This workshop will be held on Monday, August 17 from 12-2 in Toxicology Building Auditorium. 

Sign up here:

Creating and maintaining your federal biosketch in SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae ( allows you to access, update, and produce the PDF biosketch from anywhere.  The new NIH biosketch requires up to five contributions to science with up to four citations per contribution–we will discuss how to identify and link the references.

We will cover:

  • how to link up your accounts with SciENcv to facilitate biosketch maintenance,
  • how to use My Bibliography citations required for grant progress reporting including non-PubMed citations, and
  • how to maintain the Research Support section with NIH and non NIH-funded grants.

Finally, we will discuss version control and adding delegates if you plan to have someone else help maintain your biosketch.

To build your SciENcv during the session, bring your:

1   Current biosketch, CV or resume file.
2.  Laptop
3.  MyNCBI or NIH eRA Commons account information.   If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for MyNCBI at

You can assign a proxy to do some of the work for you–anyone is welcome to attend.

Please take advantage of this opportunity, as the new Biosketch is VERY different from any that you have created before.