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New feature helps researchers and research offices better inform their funding strategies

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, February 25, 2020 – Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce enhancements to the Ex Libris Pivot® research funding database, a comprehensive resource for global funding opportunities sources.

The new Awarded Grants feature in Pivot enables researchers and research offices to gain valuable insights by searching millions of previously awarded grants from dozens of leading international funders. Pivot curates and normalizes the awarded grants data that is presented, and further matches grants to scholars’ profiles and current funding opportunities. Researchers and research offices can leverage advanced search features to easily navigate across the awarded-grant information and zoom in on the most relevant awards to their interests and areas of specialization.

The Awarded Grants search feature covers 35 international funders, including the following:

  • US National Institutes of Health
  • US National Science Foundation
  • US Department of Energy
  • US Department of Defense
  • Leading UK research councils
  • Wellcome Trust (UK)
  • Leading Australian, Irish, Finnish, Swedish, and Swiss funding sources

Researchers can now see how much money specific funders granted in the past and the type of projects that they funded; review previous grantees’ profiles to find potential mentors and collaborators; and view currently available opportunities from the same funder. Pivot users have access to full award details, including abstracts, subcomponents, and the chronology of recurring awards.

Equipped with such information, researchers can more easily decide whether they should apply for grants from specific funders.

The Pivot Awarded Grants feature will also be tightly integrated with the Esploro research information management solution, adding researchers’ awarded grants to their profiles in Esploro and providing research offices with insights into what research output has originated from awarded grants.

Eyal Kirshner, vice president of research funding and reference solutions at Ex Libris, noted, “We are pleased to add this rich data set to the Pivot funding database to help researchers and research offices increase their success rates in securing funding. The new Awarded Grants feature is an excellent example of how we are merging data and editorial expertise from the Pivot funding database and the Ex Libris Research Professional platform to bring value to our customers.”

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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25 February 2020

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