16 July 2020 News Releases

Ex Libris Launches Funding Insights Dashboard, Providing Clarity into the Status of Global Research Funding

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, the Funding Insights dashboard, which offers unique insights into the state of global research funding opportunities.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, July 16, 2020 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, the Funding Insights dashboard, which offers unique insights into the state of global research funding opportunities. Access to the dashboard is free.

With the research funding landscape changing rapidly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, Ex Libris is providing this aggregated funding data as a service to the community to better inform research offices, researchers, and other stakeholders as they develop their funding strategies. Data will be updated quarterly, portraying the latest trends and delivering related commentary and analysis.

Powered by curated data from the Ex Libris Pivot® and Research Professional® services, the Funding Insights dashboard will help users gain a better understanding of the number of currently available research funding opportunities and related funding trends. The data can be sorted by country, funder, discipline, award type, and other parameters. Funding trend reports and analyses from Research Professional News are also included.

Pivot and Research Professional are tightly integrated with Esploro, the Ex Libris research information management solution. Linking this funding information with Esploro provides even further insights to research offices and value to researchers.

“We are excited to be offering the research community timely information about the current state of global research funding,” said Eyal Kirshner, Ex Libris vice president of research funding solutions. “The Pivot and Research Professional services provide a comprehensive, editorially curated database of active global funding opportunities that total over USD 75 billion and are awarded by a wide variety of sponsors and funders. By providing a snapshot of this data, we will make it easier for the research community to identify where funding opportunities may lie and align its strategy accordingly.”

Sarah Richardson, chief editor at Research Professional News, commented, “In these uncertain times, research development managers and researchers themselves are eager to obtain information about new trends in research policy and funding. Over the past few months, institutions have had to adjust to the reality of COVID-19 and gauge its impact on government funding programs and charitable foundations’ support for research. Funders’ responses to the current situation range from the extension of deadlines to shifting priorities in calls for research and an increased focus on interdisciplinary collaboration. I believe that greater transparency of funding data can benefit all research stakeholders.”

Funding Insights Dashboard


About Ex Libris

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