NIH Requires New Bibliography Management

eRA Commons has partnered with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to allow you to manage your grant bibliographies more efficiently and accurately.  As of July 23, 2010, PIs will no longer be able to type or cut and paste citations into Commons but must enter new citations using NCBI’s My Bibliography tool.

My Bibliography uses citation data from PubMed, PubMed Central, and the NIH Manuscript Submission system to automatically populate bibliographies, and provides compliance tracking for the NIH Public Access Policy using a color-coded key. It also provides the option of adding non-Pubmed citations from books, chapters, presentations, meeting abstracts and more.

An existing My NCBI account may be linked to a Commons account or a new My NCBI account can be created through Commons.  The eRA Commons homepage provides instructions on setting up an My NCBI account, linking it to an eRA Commons account, and delegating management of the My NCBI Bibliography to another person. Once investigators have linked their My NCBI and Commons accounts, citations saved in their MyNCBI Bibliography will appear automatically in their Commons account.

Note these dates:

  • July 22, 2010: Manual citations added to a Commons account should be moved to MyNCBI
  • July 23, 2010: New citations must be entered in your My NCBI account: manual citations can no longer be added to Commons  
  • October 22, 2010: Commons will no longer display citations manually entered into Commons.  All citations previously entered will be removed from the Commons system.

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