As a My NCBI account holder, you can invite other individuals to act as your delegate and grant them the ability to view and edit your My Bibliography collection (including Other Citations), as well as the ability to view, edit, and create profiles in your SciENcv.
Inviting a Delegate
The first step is to send a delegate invitation from your NCBI Account Settings page. After you’ve logged in to your NCBI account, click on your username in the top right corner of the screen to access your Account Settings. Then, under the “Delegates” section, click “Add a delegate” and enter the email address for your intended recipient. You can have multiple delegates on your account, and you can control what each delegate has access to from the Delegates section of your Account Settings page.
Acting as a Delegate
If a colleague invites you to become a delegate on their NCBI account, you will receive an email invitation. After you’ve accepted the delegation invitation, you will see your colleague’s Bibliography appear in your Collections list on your My NCBI landing page:
In addition, your colleague’s SciENcv will be available in your SciENcv portlet:
As a delegate, you may now manage your colleague’s Bibliography. This includes the ability to add or delete items from the collection and, if your colleague’s NCBI account is linked to their eRA Commons account, the ability to manage public access compliance (For more on public access compliance, see our previous blog post on the topic). In addition, you may now create, modify, and maintain your colleague’s SciENcv profiles (See our post on SciENcv). You will not have access to your colleague’s NCBI account settings, or any of the other features of their NCBI account. Your colleague may limit your access or remove you as a delegate at any time through their Account Settings page.
For more information on delegation in My NCBI, please see our FAQ.