August 6, 2018
Shlomi Kringel, Corporate VP, Ex Libris
Competition for research funding continues to rise, globally. And at a time when research offices and research administrators are being pressed to do more for their researchers – with less resources – working smarter, not harder, is the key to success.
At Ex Libris, we have been investing in expanding the breadth and depth of our offering to academic research stakeholders to cope with these challenges. Today, we are taking another step in advancing our strategy with the acquisition of Research Research Limited (known as *Research). Founded in 1994, *Research offers coverage for funding opportunities and publishes authoritative news and analysis that support better decisions by research stakeholders.
*Research products and expertise perfectly complement the Ex Libris research services offering.
*Research products and expertise perfectly complement the Ex Libris research services offering, which includes the Esploro research services platform, Pivot funding and collaboration solution, RefWorks reference manager, and Primo and Summon discovery services. Together, we are better positioned to help researchers, research offices, and libraries maximize research productivity, collaboration, and impact.
Pivot is a leading provider of tools for the discovery and tracking of funding opportunities for customers in North America, while *Research is a leading provider of such services for customers in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. With nearly 40 years of combined expertise, Pivot and *Research are the most trusted partner in efficiently connecting researchers and institutions to the right funding opportunities.
With *Research and Pivot working together, and with their complementary funding databases, Ex Libris will be able to provide existing and new customers:
- Access to the broadest coverage of funding opportunities, globally, totaling more $60 billion
- The most complete coverage of funding types, including governments, corporates, non-profit organizations, foundation sponsorships, fellowships, private sources, and more
- Collaborator discovery, with millions of searchable scholarly profiles
- The richest features for researchers and administrators to search, track, and collaborate around funding opportunities, including communication tools, reports & analytics, and more.
And all are combined with expert analysis, powerful integrations, and ease-of-use.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome *Research customers to the vibrant Ex Libris community. I am looking forward to seeing you at one of our coming events!
For more information about *Research joining Ex Libris, see these frequently asked questions.