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Navigating MyNCI

Now that you have created an NCI account, you can access MyNCI and login using the email address that you supplied or the user name that has been assigned to you.

If you have forgotten your login credentials, please see the FAQ for help.

The left hand side of the screen contains several useful tabs that we will go through.


Now that you are successfully logged into MyNCI, you should be able see a variety of information on the homepage. This will include your personal information such as your username and email address, position, contact details, and your recertification date.

Below this you can also see the projects and software groups you are affiliated with.

At the bottom of this page you can see how many active projects and active users there are at NCI currently.

The left hand side of the homepage hosts a menu that contains several useful tabs that will be expanded on below.

By clicking your profile picture in the top right, you will be able to change between light and dark mode, and also log out of myNCI.

About me

This page hosts all of your personal details, which you can change and update as you need.

The tabs across the top of this page also contain more in depth details about you, including details about your career and research.


Here you can update your name, address, position held, and also your institution.

Email, SMS

This tab allows you to change your email and mobile phone number.

Note, this will change the details you need for resetting your password.

You will need to enter in your current password to change these fields, this is to prevent inadvertent changes.


Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID iD) is an independent non-profit organization that provides a persistent identifier — an ORCID iD — that distinguishes you from other researchers, and a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your ID.

ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services. Learn more at

Click the ‘Register or connect your ORCID iD’ button to sign up for an account or to link an existing one.

Career profile

This is where you can enter in your career details, including your qualifications, research fellowship status, research data, and more.

Career Profile information is collected for use in determining merit allocations under the NCMAS and ANUMAS schemes, and for reporting to the Australian Government. You must populate the Career Profile if you are a Chief Investigator on a NCMAS or ANUMAS project.

Publication Record

Here you can publish your most significant works, either importing them from your ORCID account or manually adding them.

Change password

This is where you can change your password.

Simply enter your current password into the top box, then a new one into the second box, followed by repeating the new password again into the bottom box.

Click ‘Change password’, and as long as you your passwords are correct and matching, your password will now be changed.

Your password should be a long random password or a strong passphrase.

Your password must contain at least 9 and no more than 64 characters.

Projects and groups

The project and software groups you are affiliated with are listed here.

By clicking your role in the group, e.g. researcher, you can see your membership in that project. This page also has a tab at the top labelled ‘Leave xxx’, this is where you would click if you no longer wanted to be affiliated with this project.

You can also click the name or code of the projects that you are involved with. This will take you to a new page with the details of the project, including who the lead chief investigator is, what software groups it has access to, and your role within that project.

The ‘membership’ tab at the top of the page contains a list of every member in the project and their role, and the ‘accounting’ tab shows the data that is allocated to the project.

Proposing a project

You can find a guide for proposing a project here