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Pivot-RP unifies the Pivot and Research Professional products into one global funding solution; integration with Ex Libris Esploro will facilitate researchers’ access to grant data and enrich profiles on institutions’ portal

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, January 25, 2021 – Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the launching of Pivot-RP, which brings together the best of the Ex Libris Pivot® and Research Professional® solutions and unifies their funding databases. The unified funding solution helps institutions connect researchers to funding opportunities, offers insights and shortcuts that assist research organizations in winning a large share of available funding, and facilitates the discovery of potential collaborators.

The Pivot-RP solution is already in use by over 300 universities and research institutions worldwide. Starting in the second half of 2021, Research Professional customers will also be able to benefit from the combined funding solution.

With the Pivot-RP solution, researchers and research administrators can explore new avenues for funding, taking advantage of global coverage of funding opportunities that currently total over $70 billion. In addition, users gain access to millions of researcher profiles; insights into previously awarded grants; real-time curation of funding opportunities, by Ex Libris funding experts; as well as world-class technical support. Furthermore, Pivot-RP integrates with Research Professional News, an authoritative, editorially independent service focusing on research policy, news, and analysis.

The Pivot-RP user interface is highly customizable, enabling institutions to apply their institutional branding and integrate the system with other institutional resources. Using a wealth of built-in communication tools, research office staff can promote targeted, highly relevant funding opportunities to faculty members, researchers, and other stakeholders. Pivot-RP administrators can set-up recurring funding newsletters, send funding-alert email messages, create groups, embed search results directly on department or research office web page, generate shared calendars, add internal funding opportunities, and more.

Pivot-RP tightly integrates with Esploro, the Ex Libris research information management solution, providing researchers with access and insight into funding opportunities directly from Esploro.

Eyal Kirshner, Ex Libris vice president of research funding solutions, commented, “The research landscape is rapidly changing, and the competition for funding is intensifying. Many institutions are striving to be agile in their response to change while diversifying their funding sources. By bringing together the highly trusted Pivot and Research Professional solutions, we are providing institutions with an exhaustive, in-depth source of funding opportunities and are delivering new avenues for identifying funding. With Pivot-RP, research offices have the means to scale up their support for researchers.”

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 January 2021

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