Skip to Main Content
Stony Brook University


This guide will demonstrate how to create, manage, import and export from your ORCID profile. ORCID allows you to create a unique author identifier for yourself to specifically identify your publications.

Linking ORCiD to My NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

1. Have your ORCID account set-up with publications and other information as you choose.

2. Go to (or to PubMed)

3. You will see "Log in" on the top right corner.

4. Select a third party to sign in. If you don't have an NCBI Account, register for one.


5. Once you sign in to NCBI, you will see your username on the top right corner.

6. Click on your username and select "Account settings."

7. Use the Change button under Linked Accounts to add your ORCID account.

8. Click on "Change" and then search for ORCID.

9. Select it, enter your ORCID username and password, and authorize it. Then you should see your ORCID account listed in your Linked Accounts.

10. Log out of NCBI

11. Log back into NCBI but use your ORCID account to do so.  

13. Click on ORCID and "Sign in."

14. You'll be logged in to My NCBI and returned to the NCBI account.

You are ready to go to SciENcv.

Integrate SciENcv and eRACommons with ORCID

Using ORCiD to Create A SciENcv Biosketch

1. Click on Dashboard under your name on the "Welcome to NCBI" page.

2. On the My NCBI main page, scroll down to find SciENcv at the bottom right. If you haven't used SciENcv before, it will be a small box that gives you a link to create a profile. If you've used it before, it will show links to biosketches you've already created. Click to create a profile or on "Manage SciENcv" and then on "Create A New Document."

3. Fill in the form:

1. Give your biosketch a name

2. Select type of profile

3. Choose ORCID from the "external source" dropdown menu.

4. Click on "Create"

4. It will automatically pull from ORCID to populate your new biosketch. This may take a couple of minutes.

5. Scroll down to find the section on Peer-reviewed publications or References - the name of the section will be different for different Biosketch Formats (e.g. section "C. Contribution to Science" in NIH Biosketch; section "C. PRODUCTS" in NSF biosketch)

6. Click on "Select Citations" and then click on 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, click on "Save Citations."

7. The articles you selected should then appear in Section C. You can edit what appears there using the "Edited" option.

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