Funding Searches – Community of Science (COS)
SUNY Fredonia now has access to the Community of Science (COS) suite of tools to facilitate grant seeking and research activities, including identification of potential collaborators. This comprehensive resource, financially out-of-reach for most colleges such as SUNY Fredonia, has been a standard investment by the nation's research universities. Due to the desire of Chancellor Zimpher to grow SUNY research and to promote research collaboration within SUNY, The Research Foundation of SUNY has obtained a license to COS for all state-operated campuses. Through COS you will be able to:
Later this semester or next, the Office of Sponsored Programs, through the PDC, hopes to hold group training sessions. However, COS provides recorded training sessions and live webinars for faculty as well as excellent technical support that will allow you to take advantage of the COS tools immediately.
For the COS.com platform (COS Funding Opportunities, COS Expertise, COS Workbench)
You may directly access the cos.com products one of two ways:
From any on-campus computer, a user may go right to http://pivot.cos.com . Users may immediately begin searching the database from on-campus computers.
Log into http://pivot.cos.com/ with a COS username and password anytime, anywhere. Logging in this way will take the user to his or her COS Workbench. From the COS Workbench, the user may search Funding Opportunities, Expertise, and set up Alerts. Username and password access is necessary when a) a user is off-campus, or b) when a user needs to save a funding record or search.
Go to http://pivot.cos.com and click the "New User? Register FREE" button under the COS logo on the left of the screen. Click "join" on the next screen and create your account choosing a username and password.
When you create your account, you will gain access to your own personalized COS Workbench, a customized web tool that allows you to navigate the web site and maximize the many resources available to you through COS.
Scholar Universe is a multinational, global database of 1.5 million profiles of authors, researchers and other scholars that is searched by corporations, government agencies, academic institutions and individuals around the world. Under the terms of the contract with the Research Foundation of SUNY, COS is to construct profiles in this system for all SUNY scholars utilizing publically available information, e.g. from campus web sites and publication databases. By the end of the year, the goal is for COS to provide a public link to these profiles for each campus. There will be a 'find a SUNY scholar' feature on all campus websites.
We have been told that all of those profiles have been established for SUNY Fredonia. We have been asked to report to the Research Foundation if there are any significant accuracy or omission issues with the Fredonia campus scholar profiles. We welcome comments regarding any such issues with your profile so that I may report back and work with Research Foundation and COS to correct issues.
There are fields in your profile that you may edit.
You may directly access Scholar Universe one of two ways:
Username and Password
However, do explore the Papers Invited session on the CSA Illumina platform. Papers Invited is a database of detailed information and deadlines regarding calls for papers for forthcoming conferences and special issues of scholarly journals. It serves as an alerting service for those seeking opportunities to present or publish their research.
COS provides excellent technical assistance. Please note the online, e-mail and phone support contact information on page one of the Quick Start Guide.
We hope you will find this new resource helpful in your research and scholarly endeavors. Please contact the OSP with any feedback.