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Contributions to Science
Contributions to Science
Briefly describe up to five of your most significant contributions to science. For each contribution:
indicate 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
your specific role in the described work
Each contribution should be no longer than one half page including citations.
For each contribution, list up to four peer-reviewed publications or other non-publication research products, including:
Use SciENcv to create a biosketch. My Bibliography will connect to SciENcv, allowing for auto-population of the biosketch sections for publications and work products.
There are two ways to populate a My Bibliography collection:
To start: select the blue "Add citation" button on the upper right of the main My Bibliography page.
A drop-down menu box will appear and prompt you to select the publication type to enter or to add the work from PubMed.
Using SciENcv for Contributions to Science
Notes on Contribution to Science Section
For guidance on Contributions to Science, contact the Program Director at the NIH institute/center (I/C) supporting or most likely to support your award. [Source: NIH]
As of 25 May 2016, NO graphics, figures and tables are allowed in the biosketch.
- What advice do you have for new scientists filling out their scientific contributions? It is a little early to tell how each discipline will judge its new scientists. You might want to consult with your colleagues who serve as reviewers in your area of science. In general, reviewers base their expectations for contributions based on the seniority of the person filling out the biosketch. A scientist with one publication may want to summarize the key finding of the paper and its importance in a short contribution. Scientists with no publications may wish to provide a contribution describing their efforts on other peoples’ papers and projects (e.g., I used this method, I conducted the literature review for this paper, I care for all the animals in this lab, etc.). If a new scientist has no actual research or thesis experience, they might just want to list one contribution about their training to date. [Source: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/faq_biosketches.htm#4565]