COS Pivot Funding Searches

The OU VPR, CRPDE, and OU Libraries provides COS Pivot to assist faculty, staff, and students search for funding opportunities in research development. COS Pivot is a comprehensive database that can be personalized for accurate and automated searches.

  • On-Campus Access: Faculty, staff, and students may access Pivot from any web browser within the OU network at http://pivot.cos.com/.
  • Off-Campus Access: Profile accounts must be created while on campus, then users may log into Pivot for searching from off-campus web browsers.

COS Pivot provides instructions and support at their website: https://pivot.desk.com/. We highly recommended these instructional videos for getting started:


Basic Searches (1:35)

Advanced Searches (6:12)

Navigating Results (3:22)
More videos, including searching by sponsor and tracking opportunities, can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL98C585B396F5A113
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