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Resources and services to support faculty and graduate students' scholarly work from conception to publication and promotion

Scholarly Communications Newsletter - November/December 2022

SciENcv Biosketch Workshops - Nov. 8 & 10


SciENcv logo. SciENcv stands for "Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae". It is a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive or are associated with research investments from federal agencies. ScENcv is available in MyNCBI.

SciENcv (Science Expert Network Curriculum Vitae) is a My NCBI application that lets researchers create online professional profiles and assemble information needed for federal grant submissions. With SciENcv, you can document your education, employment, research activities, publications, honors, research grants, and other professional activities as well as create profiles in official biographical sketch formats for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

Beginning in early October 2022, the NSF began requiring that Biosketches and Current and Pending Support documents used in grant proposals be created in SciENcv.

The University Libraries will offer two additional hands-on workshops in November via Zoom:

You can register on the Faculty Center Training page, or use the links above.

In these workshops, we will cover the basics of accessing SciENcv; importing information from external systems like eRA, FastLane, ORCID, and Google Scholar; and creating, editing, delegating, and sharing Biosketches. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to create and populate a basic SciENcv Biosketch.

If you are unable to attend either of these scheduled workshops, please contact Jeff Mortimore or Ruth Baker, to arrange an individual consultation.

Virtual Lab (VLab) powered by AVD


Having Trouble Using the Libraries' Resources Outside the United States or a location remote from the GS campuses? Try the University's Virtual Lab.

In most countries, Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff should be able to access the Libraries' electronic resources, including books, articles, audio, and video, just as you would within the United States. However, some countries or content providers may have Internet access, website, or content constraints that interfere with your ability to use the Libraries' resources.

If this occurs and it is legal for you to do so within the country or jurisdiction where you are located, try using the University's Virtual Lab environment to create a connection to a workstation located in the United States. By using Virtual Lab, you should be able to access the Libraries' resources as if you are located off-campus inside the United States.

Virtual Lab and a How-To-Guide are available in the Technology Resources menu of myGeorgiaSouthern. For additional instructions, see this document.


Authors Lounge Celebration in 2023

2021 inaugural Authors Lounge event photos


The 2nd GS Authors Lounge Celebration will be held in February 2023. We will be celebrating the Georgia Southern community publications in 2022. 

Georgia Southern University faculty, staff, students, and alumni can continue to identify their works from 2022 for recognition in the 2023 celebration using this Form or QR Code


Authors Lounge Recognition Form


Eligible works are published articles, books, book chapters, special issues of journals, substantive encyclopedia entries, poetry, musical compositions, audio recordings, film/video recordings, and art exhibition catalogs.

If you would like to bypass the form and submit your list of publications or a CV, please send it to Dr. Katia G. Karadjova (, Associate Dean of Libraries for Research & Assessment.

Showcase Your Scholarship

Expand the global readership and visibility of your scholarship through a SelectedWorks profile. SelectedWorks profiles allow researchers from around the world to find articles, book chapters, presentations, data, posters, and other scholarly output. The Georgia Southern Commons Team at the University Libraries creates and maintains these professional, Georgia Southern-branded profiles as a turn-key service for all faculty. 

Complete this form to get the process started. 

SelectedWorks profiles organize your work in one place, with options for linking or full-text records. The Georgia Southern Commons Team researches copyright permissions and provides enhanced metadata to maximize discovery of works in search engines. Faculty with SelectedWorks profiles have access to individual Author Dashboards and readership metrics that can be leveraged to help demonstrate achievements for external funding applications, annual evaluations, and promotion & tenure. Additionally, research can be archived in Georgia Southern Commons and featured in our Faculty Publications and Faculty Bookshelf collections. 

All of the University’s SelectedWorks profiles are included in the Expert Gallery. The Expert Gallery is a public-facing, searchable database organized by area of expertise. It showcases faculty scholarship at Georgia Southern by collecting faculty profiles in one place. The search box at the top can be used to find individual faculty or locate groups of faculty within a campus unit. The “Explore All Experts” link is great for browsing by facets such as research interest, college, or department. 

Additional information is available on the Libraries’ Institutional Repository Services guide. Complete this form to request a new or updated SelectedWorks profile, or contact us at

Selected Works profile for Dean Amason

Open Educational Resources (OER) Update


Affordable Learning Georgia logoimage of stack of books


Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) provides an Advisory Model for Open Education in Promotion and Tenure Processes
The advisory model is based on the DOERs3 model and is "intended to guide faculty as they attempt to include their work with OER in their tenure and promotion (T&P) portfolios. This model is not a mandate for changes in local T&P policies, but it can serve as a guide for T&P committees who wish to add open education-related work into their standards."
The following categories are used to provide specific examples of work that faculty may be able to include in their P/T portfolios:
  • Research - Research and Scholarship
  • Teaching - Effectiveness in Academic Assigned Duties
  • Success - Student Success
  • Service - Professional Service
Please contact Nikki Rech ( in the University Libraries with any questions/concerns. 

Updates from ICPSR

From the ICPSR Bulletin (v. 42, no.11, October 2022)

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The NIH’s New Data Management and Sharing Policy: How Can ICPSR Help?

Researchers now have a new tool to help navigate the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management & Sharing Policy, which takes effect on January 25, 2023, and requires a data management and sharing (DMS) plan for all grant proposals. ICPSR’s new resource page provides guidance to researchers as they plan to designate a repository for their data in their DMS plans as part of NIH grant proposals. 

The new resource page includes information about ICPSR’s NIH-supported archives, guidelines for data management and sharing plans, and how to deposit with ICPSR. Researchers can also sign up for a virtual consultation with ICPSR staff to discuss putting together an NIH data management and sharing plan if they would like to designate ICPSR as the intended repository for their data. 

 Stay tuned for additional resources from ICPSR as we approach the start of the new policy.


ICPSR Guidance on New NIH Policy
ICPSR Webinar on NIH Data Management (Oct. 26)


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