IPSWICH, Mass. — March 22, 2016 — Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company, is providing an integrated experience to help researchers find grant opportunities to fund their research. PlumX Funding Opportunities helps researchers search for available grants, and when used with the PlumX Suite, allows them to analyze the grant opportunities within the context of the impact of their current research.
PlumX Funding Opportunities is designed for anyone involved in research who needs to find grant money to fund their work. Researchers and their supporting institutions can perform customized searches of available research grants, and PlumX Funding Opportunities allows them to save relevant searches for funding opportunities to his/her PlumX Dashboards profile page. When new grants based on those searches become available, they will be automatically embedded in the user's profile page.
When PlumX Funding Opportunities is integrated with the PlumX Suite, users have an integrated experience in understanding their research, beginning with finding appropriate new grants through tracking the grants they have received, and the research created as a result of the grants. Then PlumX provides the real-time data that describes the impact of the resulting research through altmetrics – all without leaving the platform. The timeliness of these metrics means that the impact of the research can be measured quickly, allowing researchers to target grants that align more closely to their work, without waiting years for citation data.
Plum Analytics President and Co-Founder Andrea Michalek says PlumX Funding Opportunities adds knowledge about the impact and stories of research and value to the workflows of researchers and those who support them. "This is a new way to look for funding opportunities. Using altmetrics helps to determine recent research that is having the most impact. By marrying this knowledge with recent funding opportunities, researchers can achieve higher productivity and success rates in winning grant awards."
To find more information about PlumX Funding Opportunities and the PlumX Suite, visit the Plum Analytics website: http://www.plumanalytics.com/.
About Plum Analytics
Plum Analytics was founded in 2012 to bring modern ways of measuring research impact to individuals and organizations that use, fund, support, perform, publish or analyze research. Plum Analytics provides contemporary information about research impact and gather metrics (often called altmetrics) about research from more than 30 sources (including PLOS, PubMed and YouTube) and categorizes them into Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations. The PlumX Suite is comprised of five products that ensure that information on research output is available to those that fund, perform, support or publish research based on the unique needs of each group. For more information, visit http://www.plumanalytics.com.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.