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Changes to the NCBI Account Login Process

The National Library of Medicine is changing how people log into National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) accounts, effective June 1, 2021. If you currently have an NCBI account that you use to track PubMed searches, SciENcv, or MyNCBI, you will need to begin using federated account credentials to login. This will increase the security of your NCBI interactions. 

Just your login changes

Your account will remain the same with the same content. The only thing that changes is the way that you sign into it.

Who will be affected?

Anyone who is currently signing in directly to NCBI accounts with an NCBI username and password.

What happens on June 1st?

All users will need to log in using credentials that are authenticated by a third party. Third-party logins that can be used include,  USF's NetID, eRA Commons, NIH, ORCID, or your Google, Microsoft, or Facebook account.

Link a Third-Party Login to myNCBI account

  1. Sign into your NCBI account with your existing username and password
  2. Click on the username in the top right of the page
  3. Click Change in the “linked account” portlet
  4. Find the third-party account(s) you want to apply using the search bar
  5. Sign in using your username and password for that account

Login with your USF account

  1. To use your USF login information, select more login options from the login page
  2. Search for Florida
  3. Select the University of South Florida from the list of options
  4. Login as normal using your and password

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