As of 7/23/10, NIH PIs must use NCBI’s “My Bibliography” to list their publications, instead of adding them through the eRA Commons. As of 10/22/10, the Commons will no longer display any citations a PI previously entered into the Commons manually. Once a PI has established a “My NCBI” account, and linked it to the Commons, Commons users will be able to propose, confirm, or reject grant-paper associations; associate their “My Bibliography” citations with an eSNAP (electronic Streamlined Non-competing Award Process) progress report in Commons; and designate delegates to maintain their professional bibliographies in “My Bibliography”.
Please see the complete NIH notice (NOT-OD-10-103) for details (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-103.html). NIH has also provided step-by-step instructions for using NCBI and “My Bibliography” on their recently re-designed eRA web site (http://era.nih.gov/).
Note that the references that are currently in an eRA Commons account can not be automatically transferred to My Bibliography – they have to be manually entered in My Bibliography by the PI or a delegate. For assistance with setting up a My NCBI account and entering references into My Bibliography, contact Nancy Stimson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 534-6321.