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People can look for you for potential collaboration.

The COS Pivot Advisor will make recommendations to you based on your profile.

Claim an Existing Profile

  1. Log in to COS Pivot.
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, your name is displayed. If you see a Claim profile link, you know there is not a profile linked to your COS Pivot account. Click the Claim profile link.
  3. A list of potential profile matches (from within your institution) may be displayed. If no matches occur, you can choose to look for potential matches outside your institution by clicking on the appropriate checkbox above the results list.
  4. If you locate your profile from the results list, click the This is me button to the right of the profile name. If no results display, click the Suggest a scholar link located to the left of the results list.
  5. After clicking on the This is me button, a message will be displayed informing you that you that a new window will be opening to complete the profile claim process.
  6. You will then be asked to confirm whether or not you still have access to the email address listed on your COS Pivot profile.
  7. If you confirm that you still have access to the email on your profile, you will receive verification email to that address that will link your profile to your account and will grant you access to update your profile.
  8. If you do not have access to one of the emails displayed, select I no longer have access to any of the above email addresses and hit the submit button and you will be taken to a form to complete to request access to edit your profile. The information submitted is reviewed by our editorial team and once validated, you will receive an email at the new email address submitted which links your profile to your account and grants you access to update your profile.

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Updating Your COS Pivot Profile

COS Pivot provides the capability for you to update certain fields or areas of your profile. Updating your profile can increase the the quality of the funding matches recommended for you from the COS Pivot Advisor.

You can currently submit updates for the following fields:

  • Name Email address(es)
  • Webpages with publications
  • Degrees
  • Affiliations (both past and present)
  • Other (this is an open text box that allows you to provide additional feedback that you cannot submit through the above fields, such as research interests)
  • Upload a CV or publications list in .pdf, .doc., or .txt format.

To change or update your COS Pivot profile:
  1. Log in to your COS Pivot account.
  2. Click on your name (which is hyperlinked to your COS Pivot profile)
  3. Click the Update your profile link near the right of the screen.
  4. Clicking the Continue button will take you to the Scholar Feedback.
  5. Click any of the headers across the top and you can edit the relevant information for those specific areas of your profile.
  6. Follow the instructions for the information you are updating. Publication information can only be uploaded in a document saved as a .pdf, .doc., .docx or .txt file.

Documents submitted to your profile are indexed and searchable (as are webpages). Change submissions are editorially reviewed, there is an approximate two week turnaround time for the changes/updates you submitted to be viewable on your profile.


Create a COS Pivot Profile for Yourself (or For Someone Else):

  1. Click the Suggest a scholar link on any profile search results page. The link is in the bottom left hand corner.
  2. Enter the name of the of the person you would like a profile created for.
  3. Once you submit the name, you will be shown a list of profiles that have already been created that may represent the person you wish to have added.
  4. If you find a profile from the list that represents the person you wish to have added, no further steps are required, since a profile already exists.
  5. If no profiles are returned or none of the profiles from the list represent the person you wish to have added, click the No match button.
  6. You will be brought to a new page where you will be prompted to enter some information about the person you wish to have added. Fill out as much information as you can, paying attention to the required fields.
  7. Click the Submit button when finished.
  8. Once a profile for the person has been created, you will receive a confirmation from the COS Pivot Editorial Team.