ProQuest’s Pivot Automatic Citation Ingest from ORCID Makes Its Funding Recommendation Engine More Powerful

ProQuest is enabling automated updates from ORCID to scholar profiles in its popular Pivot® research solution. Now, citations added or updated in a scholar’s ORCID profile will cascade near real time and seamlessly into their Pivot profile.

Locating funding opportunities is an arduous task and securing research funding is becoming increasingly competitive, as funding opportunities are limited and the number of researchers vying for those opportunities continues to grow. Pivot uses researchers’ profile information in its recommendation engine, matching grants and collaborators to researchers. Integration of the updated publication information helps Pivot learn more about the scholar’s research area, improving the recommendation for funding sources and collaborators. This latest enhancement to Pivot eliminates the need for scholars to key citations in their Pivot profile, freeing them to spend more time evaluating opportunities.

“We are pleased to see this next step by ProQuest to reduce the data entry burden for researchers,” said Laure Haak, Executive Director at ORCID. “This latest Pivot update adds features that build on their 2014 ORCID implementation, streamlining the experience for researchers and adding the ability to easily exchange information between ORCID and Pivot.”

“This deeper integration of ORCID with Pivot improves our search results for researchers and eliminates their time spent maintaining multiple profiles” said Priya Almeida, ProQuest Product Manager, Researcher Solutions. “It will allow Pivot to deliver even more accurate suggestions for research collaborators and identify relevant funding opportunities for which they can apply. The automated profile data updates mean that Pivot is always in sync with ORCID.”

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (ORCID iDs) for researchers that distinguishes researchers and ensures their work is recognized. Researchers can use these ORCID iDs to connect to contributions and affiliations during their regular activities, including submission of manuscripts, dissertations, or datasets; grant applications; and in student or employee directory and profile systems.