Federal-Wide Researcher Profile Project

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Create a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive or are associated with research investments from federal agencies, in order to:

  • Eliminate the need to repeatedly enter biosketch information and therefore reduce the administrative burden associated with  federal grant submission and reporting requirements
  • Provide access to a researcher-claimed data repository with information on  expertise, employment, education, and professional accomplishments
  • Allow researchers to describe their scientific contributions in their own language.

Who We Are:  
The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), an association of academic research institutions and federal agencies, is developing the requirements for theSciENcv platform in concert with an Interagency Workgroup that operates under the NSTC's Research Business Models and Science of Science Policy Committees. The SciENcv project is closely connected to the STAR METRICS program.  The underlying data model is being built by the National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with FDP and the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Most importantly, the development of the SciENcv platform will be based on input from the broader research community.
Guiding Principles:  

  • Any researcher may register in the system (i.e., no criteria for registration)
  • Profile data will be owned by the researcher
  • Researchers will control which data elements the system makes publicly available
  • Researchers will be able to auto-populate their profile from existing data sources.
  • Researchers will be able to augment and modify information  in the system
  • Profile data will be available to federal agencies and if desired by the researcher - to the public Federal agencies will be encouraged to use profile data in lieu of biosketches and to pre-populate forms (e.g., grant applications and progress reports) submitted by the researchers

Pilot SciENcv Platform:  
The Interagency Workgroup will release a limited beta version of SciENcv during the summer of 2013. The Workgroup will work with FDP and others to improve the usability of the beta version over the subsequent months.   The initial system will be expanded to include a broader range of data sources and output options with the overall objective of the burden of various reporting requirements associated with federally sponsored research.
SciENCV will be evaluated to determine if the shared researcher profile system creates value for the science research community.

Interagency Researcher Profile Working Group Members


National Institutes of Health logo National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Health and Human Services logo Department of Health and Human Services
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