This guide was created in March 2020, prior to the implementation of PAPPG-20 for NSF grants. PAPPG-20 stands for Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, and requires the use of a tool called SciENcv for the biosketch portion of grants.
There are numerous ways to connect an ORCID iD to your My NCBI account. In fact, you might have already done it! To check, you can go into SciENcv and initiate the creation of a biographical sketch. Then select ORCID as your external data source.
If you do not yet have your ORCID iD connected to your My NCBI account, there will be a link prompting you to create that connection. Please note, you will need to have an existing ORCID iD and know the login information prior to making the connection.
2.) Import Information
The ORCID iD connection will pull in information that you've listed on your ORCID iD like employment data, educational degrees and more. This import can be quite valuable because you will only have to fill out that preliminary information once and it can then be imported into a variety of other systems, including SciENcv and Pivot.
ORCID needs to have your information prior to import or nothing but the ORCID iD will be translated into your biographical sketch. So, if you haven't done so, go into ORCID iD fill out details like employment history, degrees and so on. Then return to SciENcv to import information.
Once you've imported the information, you can edit any fields you want and add information.
3.) Use for importing works
ORCID iD can be used to import works you have authored. In the case of NSF biosketches, the works would go into the products section, which allows you to select 5 items and an additional 5 items (totaling 10) that help demonstrate your previous work. This process requires maintaining a list of your works in your ORCID iD.
Once your ORCID iD is connected, it will appear as a tab on your "C. Products" section. You can select items from this list to appear in your products section.
More about ORCID iD?
If you'd like to learn more about ORCID iD, here is a guide created at UT that outlines the full functionality and best practices of ORCID.
You can add delegates to manage an ORCiD account for you. ORCiD refers to the delegate role as a "Trusted individual." Below are quick steps to initiate a trusted individual relationship. One thing to note before you get started, the trusted individual also needs to have an ORCiD identifier.
1.) Have the researcher sign into ORCiD.
2.) Under their name in the upper-righthand corner, select Settings from the dropdown menu.
3.) Scroll down on the settings page until you find Trusted Individuals.
4.) Insert the ORCiD identifier of the trusted individual and search.
5.) Select the appropriate account and click add.
6.) The trusted individual will get an email confirming the relationship, and will then be able to sign in and manage the researcher profile.