Locating and securing research funding is becoming increasingly competitive, as funding opportunities are limited and the number of researchers vying for those dollars continues to grow. Ensuring their scholarly profile is up-to-date and reflects their credentials is one easy way for researchers to gain a competitive edge when it comes to securing funding. And ProQuest Pivot can help!
Pivot is a web-based discovery and workflow tool that combines a comprehensive source of global funding opportunities with the largest collection of scholar profiles into one intuitive solution. With Pivot, researchers, faculty and research administrators can easily explore new avenues for funding, view funding opportunities uniquely matched to their scholar profile, collaborate with colleagues, and build a funding strategy that supports both immediate and long-term funding needs.
Pivot intelligently and automatically adds publications and awarded sources of research funding to matching profiles, saving researchers time and effort in updating their profiles. At the end of 2014, Pivot launched an exciting new integration with ORCID, further enhancing the accuracy of its profiles and ultimately improving funding recommendations for Pivot users.
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes a researcher from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports linkages between a researcher and his or her professional activities, ensuring that his or her work is recognized.
With this integration, Pivot users now have the ability to dynamically link to their ORCID profile as maintained in ORCID’s growing, community-driven scholar profile repository. Users can also set a permission flag with ORCID which will enable ProQuest and Pivot to receive automated profile data updates from ORCID in the future, thus saving users time and effort.