Building your NIH Biosketch: Get the link you need for Section C

In your NIH Biosketch, you have the option of including a URL (link) to a full list of your published work. The link is optional but if you choose to use it, the link MUST be to a .gov website. You can’t use a link to your university webpage, lab website or other site.

“My Bibliography” is the NIH-recommended option for the link and is available from My NCBI, a portal that allows you to access and customize resources from NCBI. You can create your My Bibliography collection by adding citations directly from PubMed, adding citations manually or importing an RIS file of your citations that you downloaded from Endnote, Web of Science, Scopus or even Google Scholar.

Once you have your My Bibliography collection, you need to make your My Bibliography account “public” to get the link, using the “Share My Bibliography” option. 

You can also click the “make it public” link at the top of your My Bibliography page.

Make it Public Link

Copy and paste the entire URL into the end of Section C.  

Pasting the URL

Public and private settings are flexible for My Bibliography – you can change it to private at a later date. But, if you change it back to private, the link will no longer work. So make sure to leave your My Bibliography collection public while your grant is being reviewed. Otherwise, when reviewers click on the link in your biosketch, they won’t be able to see your list of published works. 

The good news is that if you add more publications to your My Bibliography collection, the link stays the same – you don’t have to update the link on your biosketch every time you update My Bibliography. 

New to My Bibliography?

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