Pivot contains the largest available collection of searchable profiles of full-time faculty. It provides authoritative information about more than 3 million scholars around the world, together with verified affiliation and publication information. The database comprises international faculty at 4-year universities and their departments. It is a unique tool for finding researchers by specific area of study, providing keyword access to the community behind the content. Some highlights include:
Pivot Profiles include key biographical information, research interests, selected publications, and contact information, enabling users to identify and contact relevant scholars based on their research, publishing, and professional credentials. They are created for faculty members listed on University academic department websites. If department websites are unavailable, or if no faculty members are listed on a department’s website, faculty profiles will be created based on the data available. They are created for part-time and adjunct faculty and in some instances, graduate students as well. Pivot takes an inclusive approach to creating profiles.
Updating your Pivot profile
Pivot provides the capability for you to update all fields or areas of your profile. Updating your profile can increase the quality of the funding matches recommended for you from the Pivot Advisor.
You can currently update the following sections of your profile:
Publications are updated through our linking process. In addition, you can upload a document that reflects your publication link. These also are indexed and discoverable immediately.
Pivot Profile information is added in one of two ways: harvested by our editorial team or added/updated by the profile owner directly.
The Pivot profile editing team uses publicly available information sources to build profiles from Universities around the world. The following information, when available, is harvested when profiles are created:
Together these databases contain over 60 million publications. Only publications that can be “definitively” linked to your profile will be displayed on your profile page. In addition, addresses and communities are automatically determined and added to profiles. If any of the above information is not available on the faculty webpages, it will not be harvested when the profile is created.
Data added by the profile owner
Once you have claimed your profile, you can provide additional information to what is already listed. In addition to information our editorial team includes, profile owners can update and provide: