NCBI Account Changes: Action to Take

Do you use the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website to manage your PubMed MyNCBI collections, saved searches, email alerts, MyBibliography, or SciENcv profiles?  You may need to make a small change to your account to ensure that you can continue to login after June 1, 2021.

To increase security, NCBI will be getting rid of their native usernames and passwords in favor of federated account credentials. The preferred option for NIH-funded researchers is the eRA Commons account. For others, options include your Jefferson campus key, Google, or ORCID.

To get a head start on this transition, we recommend that you take a moment to link one of the accounts mentioned above. Doing so will ensure that you will be able to access your NCBI account after June 1. 

The process of linking accounts is simple:

1) Go to and log in using your existing NCBI username and password.

2) Click on your username in the top bar to load your NCBI Account Settings. 

3) Click the “Change” button under “Linked Accounts.” (see image below)

4) Search for the name of your preferred partner organization and then log into that account. (see image below)

If you need further assistance, contact the library by emailing or writing to the NCBI help desk