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Accurate, up-to-date Pivot profile data can help researchers get tapped by experts in their field  
Say you are an expert in any field – from pediatric medicine to early English literature. You are putting together a conference, or writing a book, or working on major research project. Where do you look to find collaborators who may have scholarly insights that you need for success? 
Frequently, the answer is Pivot. 
Savvy researchers are already using Pivot to find funding for their work. But even savvier researchers also use Pivot to help get their work discovered. 
A database of experts in every field
Pivot contains the largest available collection of authoritative, searchable profile information about scholars around the world, together with verified affiliation and publication information. Pivot Profiles include key biographical information, research interests, selected publications, and contact information, enabling users to identify and contact relevant scholars based on their research, publishing, and professional credentials.
The database is a unique tool for finding researchers by specific area of study, providing keyword access to the community behind the content. 
Some highlights of the Pivot profile database include:
 
- More than 3 million profiles
- International and multidisciplinary in scope
- Editorially controlled
- Regularly reviewed for accuracy and currency
- Ability to update portions of your profile
What information is included in a Pivot Profile?
Pivot Profile information is added in one of two ways – either harvested by our editorial team or added/updated by the profile owner directly.
Harvested data: The Pivot profile editing team uses publicly available information sources to build profiles from Universities around the world. The following information, when available, is harvested when profiles are created:
- Name
- Email Address
- Webpages (homepages, pages that list publications, and CV pages)
- Degree Information (institution, degree type, discipline, year)
- Research Interests
- Current academic departmental affiliations (includes role/position)
- Publication information is also collected and linked to your profile by way of an automated proprietary matching algorithm that links publications to profiles using the following sources:
> PubMed citation database
> ProQuest citation databases
> CSA citation databases
> ERIC citation database
> Agricola citation database
Together these databases contain over 60 million publications. Only publications that can be “definitively” linked to your profile will be displayed on your profile page. In addition, addresses and communities are automatically determined and added to profiles. Information not available on the faculty webpages will not be harvested when the profile is created. 
 
Data added by the profile owner: Once a person has claimed their profile, they can provide additional information to what is already listed.
Profile owners can update and provide:
- A document with additional publication information (accepted file formats are .doc, .docx, .html, .odt, .ods, .odp, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .rtf, .txt, .text, .xls, .xlsx). Pivot will index and make these docs searchable from the Quick and Advanced Search areas
- Links to webpages with publications (also indexed and searchable)
- CV Webpages or documents (also indexed and searchable)
- Additional email addresses (current and past)
- Additional affiliations (current and past)
- Middle name(s) and initials
- Expertise and Other Information – free text fields that allow you to add a new or update an existing expertise statement. The other information free text field can be used to provide additional information
Learn more about how Pivot can help faculty and researchers find funding, collaborators and scholarly opportunities. 

Accurate, up-to-date Pivot Profile data can help researchers get tapped by experts in their field  

Say you are an expert in any field – from pediatric medicine to early English literature. You are putting together a conference, or writing a book, or working on a major research project. Where do you look to find collaborators who may have scholarly insights that you need for success? 

Frequently, the answer is Pivot. 

Savvy researchers are already using Pivot to find funding for their work. But even savvier researchers also use Pivot to help get their work discovered. 

A database of experts in every field

Pivot contains the largest available collection of authoritative, searchable profile information about scholars around the world, together with verified affiliation and publication information. Pivot Profiles include key biographical information, research interests, selected publications, and contact information, enabling users to identify and contact relevant scholars based on their research, publishing, and professional credentials.

The database is a unique tool for finding researchers by specific area of study, providing keyword access to the community behind the content. 

Some highlights of the Pivot profile database include: 

  • - More than 3 million profiles
  • - International and multidisciplinary in scope
  • - Editorially controlled
  • - Regularly reviewed for accuracy and currency
  • - Ability to update portions of your profile

What information is included in a Pivot Profile?

Pivot Profile information is added in one of two ways – either harvested by our editorial team or added/updated by the profile owner directly.

Harvested data: The Pivot profile editing team uses publicly available information sources to build profiles from Universities around the world. The following information, when available, is harvested when profiles are created:

  • - Name
  • - Email address
  • - Webpages (homepages, pages that list publications, and CV pages)
  • - Degree information (institution, degree type, discipline, year)
  • - Research interests
  • - Current academic departmental affiliations (includes role/position)
  • - Publication information is also collected and linked to your profile by way of an automated proprietary matching algorithm that links publications to profiles using the following sources:
    • > PubMed citation database
    • > ProQuest citation databases
    • > CSA citation databases
    • > ERIC citation database
    • > Agricola citation database

Together these databases contain over 60 million publications. Only publications that can be “definitively” linked to your profile will be displayed on your profile page. In addition, addresses and communities are automatically determined and added to profiles. Information not available on the faculty webpages will not be harvested when the profile is created.  

Data added by the profile owner: Once a person has claimed their profile, they can provide additional information to what is already listed.

Profile owners can update and provide:

  • - A document with additional publication information (accepted file formats are .doc, .docx, .html, .odt, .ods, .odp, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .rtf, .txt, .text, .xls, .xlsx). Pivot will index and make these docs searchable from the Quick and Advanced Search areas
  • - Links to webpages with publications (also indexed and searchable)
  • - CV webpages or documents (also indexed and searchable)
  • - Additional email addresses (current and past)
  • - Additional affiliations (current and past)
  • - Middle name(s) and initials
  • - Expertise and other information – free text fields that allow you to add a new or update an existing expertise statement. The other information free text field can be used to provide additional information

Learn more about how Pivot can help faculty and researchers find funding, collaborators and scholarly opportunities. 

27 Apr 2017

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