Finding Collaborators

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation can help you in identifying experts, collaborators, and partners for proposals you plan to submit. Please contact Melissa Throckmorton. You may also contact the research development personnel in your unit for assistance.

Collaboration Tools and Resources

Collaboration Tools

Pivot: The Pivot database includes pre-populated researcher profiles unique to VCU, and others. This allows you to search for researcher by name, specific area of study, or affiliation. Profiles include key biographical information, research interests, selected publications, and contact information. They are editorially controlled and regularly reviewed for accuracy, however, you have the ability to update portions of your profile or create one if none exists.

PRIMER: This researcher's toolkit offers information about building and maintaining collaborations for those planning multi-site projects, especially in the health sciences.

STAR METRICS Portfolio Explorer: This site provides four tools that give different views of scientific portfolios. Specifically, the Expertise Locator helps locate researchers who have submitted or been awarded proposals in different topic areas. The Expertise Locator provides detailed information on their proposals, their co-PIs and their institutions.

Award Databases: Find Collaborators through sponsors' award databases.

VCU Centers and Institutes

VCU Centers and Institutes: Virginia Commonwealth University’s Centers and Institutes (ICs) work across disciplines and research to create new knowledge. Representing some of the most cutting edge investigations taking place in the world today, the VCU’s ICs conduct unique investigative collaborations to add value to the university in terms of intellectual power, resources and collaborative potential, extramural funding and resource development.