Answered By: Samantha Walsh
Last Updated: May 20, 2022     Views: 13

Creating or logging into an existing MyNCBI account begins with clicking the "Log In" box in the upper right-hand corner of PubMed

Screenshot pointing out log in button on PubMed homepage

In order to create a new MyNCBI account, or to log into your existing account, you must use a "third-party login." Third party logins or federated credentials are credentials (username, password) you use on other sites such as Google, NIH, eRA Commons, ORCID, Login.gov, or Facebook. 

screenshot of third-party login options available Existing Account: If you already have a MyNCBI account, you will be prompted to associate your account with a third-party login of your choice. Once associated, your MyNCBI username & password will be retired. 

New Account: When creating a new account, you will be asked to select from a list of third-party login options with which to associate your new account. 

ISMMS Institutional Sign-In: If you have an active ISMMS Google Suite account, you may select "more login options" at the bottom of the list and search for "Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai." You may then use your ISMMS Google account to login to your MyNCBI account. This option is only available for ISMMS users with Icahn Google Suite accounts. 

Login.gov Option: Alternatively, if you don't have an existing third party account, you can sign up for a Login.gov account which allows you to login securely across several government agency websites. Simply use select "Login.gov" from the list of third-party options and click "Create an Account." 

Once you have either created or reauthenticated your MyNCBI account with a third-party login option, you may use all of the exciting tools that MyNCBI has to offer!