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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

BJH (Limited to) SLCH (Limited to) Proxy (Remote Access) WUSM Off Campus
UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
UpToDate Online
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Modified NIH Biosketch Now Official

NIH has released a revised NIH biosketch format that will be required for NIH and AHRQ applications for grant funding submitted with due dates on or after May 25, 2015.

The revised biosketch will:

  • extend the page limit from four to five
  • allow researchers to describe up to five most significant contributions to science along with the historical background that framed their research (Contributions to Science, Section C)
  • include a link to works from a publicly available source

What’s New for the Biosketch?

  • Contributions to Science

Investigators can briefly describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science. For each contribution, investigators should note:

  • the historical background that frames the scientific problem
  • the influence of the finding(s) on the progress of science or the application health or technology
  • their specific role in the described work

The description of each contribution should be no longer than one half page including figures and citations. 

For each contribution, investigator can list up to four relevant peer-reviewed publications or other non-publication research products, including audio or video products; patents; data and research materials; databases; educational aids or curricula; instruments or equipment; models; protocols; and software or netware that are relevant to the described contribution.

  • URL to Works

Investigators can include a link to a full list of their publications found in a publicly available digital database such as SciENcv or My Bibliography.

SciENcv: A Tool for Creating a Biosketch

SciENcv is a tool in My NCBI that creates “profiles” or biosketches. Education, employment, research activities, publications, honors, research grants, and other professional contributions can be included in “profiles.” eRA Commons and ORCID account holders who have linked their accounts to My NCBI can have their SciENcv profiles automatically populated with the information stored in their biographical records. My NCBI users can create multiple SciENcv “profiles” for various purposes such as grant applications or progress reports using a "master profile" and can opt to allow for public viewing of select “profiles” to use to create a URL to a list of full publications for the NIH biosketch. A delegate feature is also available with SciENcv.

NOTE: SciENcv will be updated in a few weeks to support the new biosketch format.

How to Access SciENcv?

  • Create a NCBI account.
  • The SciENcv tool is available from the My NCBI “portlet page.”
  • Select “Click here to create a new CV.”

Group or one-on-one sessions on "My NCBI: My Bibliography" and  "My NCBI: SciENcv" are available from the library. Contact Cathy Sarli or Amy Suiter for more information.


More information: NIH Biosketch

Rock Talks: Implementing the Modified NIH Biosketch Format

NOTE: The original due date for use of the new biosketch was 25 January 2015. This date was changed to 25 May 2015 per NIH Notice: NOT-OD-15-032.



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