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SciENcv Biosketches

News on the biosketch front

NSF has partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae as an NSF-approved format for use in preparation of the biographical sketch section of an NSF proposal. Adoption of a single, common researcher profile system for Federal grants reduces administrative burden for researchers. SciENcv will produce an NSF-compliant PDF version of the biographical sketch. Proposers must save these documents and submit them as part of their proposals via FastLane,, or

Check the next page for how ORCiD can help!

What is a Researcher ID ?

Researcher IDs, also called Scholar IDs, are unique identifiers that connect works to a specific individual. These enable a scholar to be identified consistently throughout a career regardless of changes in employment and name changes. These IDs also serve the purpose of eliminating confusion between individuals with the same name or attributing works to the wrong individual.

These identifiers are persistent and unique and are used to attribute publications, presentations and connect to grant awards.

Selecting and Creating Researcher IDs

Some available identification schemes are listed in boxes below.There is no limit to the number of researcher IDs one can own and indeed some can be connected to each other. Some of these sites create an ID for you upon your publication within their databases while some require independent registration.

The University of Arkansas is a member of ORCiD.  ORCiD has become the standard ID for scholarly product management and is required by many publishers and grantors (NSF, NIH).


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The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCiD) registry provides free, unique, persistent, non-proprietary identifiers for researchers, creators, and contributors of all types. Your ORCiD account can move with you throughout your career and allows you to provide attribution for your grants and scholarship. Through this ID, you are able to collect your works regardless of name variants and changes as well as disambiguate your works from the works of others. It easy to connect  ORCiD with other services such as CrossRef (article level persistent identifiers), and ResearcherIDs and Scopus identification systems listed below.