Answered By: David Farris
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2024     Views: 224

NCBI Accounts

NCBI needs third-party account credentials. This means that you will only be able to log in with your Login.gov, eRA Commons, ORCiD, Google, or MD Anderson credentials (these are only some of the third-party credentials available). 

If you need an eRA Commons account, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs. 

If you need a Login.gov account, please create an account. 

What do I need to do?
If you've never logged into NCBI before, you can go to the NCBI website at any time, search for "Anderson," and select MD Anderson as your institution (scroll down and click on the "more sign up options" button). You will be asked to log in using your MD Anderson credentials.

If you already have an NCBI account, you can follow these instructions to add a "linked account" to your current account. You will not lose any of your saved searches or alerts when you link accounts. 

  1. Log in to NCBI the way you usually do.
  2. Click on your username in the top bar to load your NCBI "Account Settings" page.
  3. If you do not have a linked account, you will need to add one.
  4. To add a linked account, click the “Change” button under "Linked Accounts."
  5. You may choose from several options for your linked account, including a Google, ORCiD, or eRA Commons , or Login.gov account. Or you can link your MD Anderson account. 

If you decide to use your MD Anderson credentials to login to your PubMed (MyNCBI) account, we recommend you link additional third party options in case you leave the institution and before your MDA credentials are deactivated.

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