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Open access to publicly funded journal articles & research data: Link My NCBI & eRA Commons & ORCID iD accounts

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Create New My NCBI Account

Principal Investigators and PD's must use their My NCBI Bibliography to manage their professional bibliographies (as of July 23, 2010, see the full notice here)

If you do not have a My NCBI Account...You need to create one!

  • Go to PubMed
  • Click on 'My NCBI Sign In' in the upper right corner of the screen.

My NCBI Sign In

  • You can sign in with accounts you already use like Google or your NIH eRA Commons account.
    • If you have never used My NCBI we strongly recommend clicking on 'Sign in with NIH login' and logging in with your eRA Commons login to create your account!

NCBI Sign-in

  • Signing in through one of the Partner Organizations will automatically sync your My NCBI Account, so the easiest option to choose is to sign in via your NIH & eRA Commons account.

Link My NCBI & eRA Commons Accounts & my ORCID profile

If you already have a My NCBI Account...You need to link your account to your eRA Commons account.

  • From FY 2020 to comply with NOT-OD-19-109 the NIH, CDC & AHRQ requires individuals supported by training, fellowship, career development, and other research education awards to have an ORCID iD linked to their personal electronic Research Administration (eRA) account.
  • Log into My NCBI using the eRA Commons account login option
  • Click on your login name in the top right.
  • Then click on the 'Change' button for 'Linked Accounts'.

NCBI Site Preferences Link


  • From the list of 'Login Account Options', scroll down and choose 'NIH & eRA Commons' and then log into your eRA Commons account.

My NCBI Linked Account eRA Commons





Identify journals in which to publish your research

If you have problems!

If you receive an error message when trying to link accounts you will need to contact NCBI directly to have them manually link your eRA Commons account with your My NCBI account.


Include in your email the following:

  • MyNCBI username
  • eRA Commons username
  • Email address

Do not send your passwords.