Author Archives for Steve Pinchotti

Altum unveils Open initiative

August 31, 2020 9:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Altum unveiled a new and important initiative for the research community called Open.  Open is a mindset and a belief that to truly create change, we must break down the walls and silos that have hindered innovation for centuries. Altum’s research management platform, ProposalCentral, and the power of the research analytics contained therein, is a true game changer for research organizations.

Altum issues racial discrimination and inequality statement

June 18, 2020 9:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We are at a pivotal point in world history and now is the time to act. Altum is incensed and heartbroken at the repeated killings of people of color and other minority groups due to systemic racism. Altum condemns the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, and the countless others who have died, and continue to die, because of racism and police brutality. We fully support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Scientific Peer Review of the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program for the Department of Defense.

June 1, 2020 9:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Steve was nominated for participation in the program by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, New York, NY. As a consumer reviewer, he was a full voting member, (along with prominent scientists) at meetings to help determine how the $ 300.000 million appropriated by Congress for Fiscal Year 2017 will be spent on PRMRP research covering 48 topic areas.

Altum contributes to the Research Organization Registry

October 24, 2019 10:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Altum committed today to helping fund the Research Organization Registry – a community-led project to develop an open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifier for every research organization in the world. Maria Gould, product manager at California Digital Library and ROR project said, “ROR is grateful for the support received from Altum, which will enable us to further develop and sustain the registry in line with community needs.”

OASPA Conference 2019 Highlights

October 18, 2019 10:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Last month I had the privilege of attending the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) conference at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. It was my first time attending an OASPA conference and I wanted to share some highlights. As the leader of a company that focuses on research and operates a grants management platform for research funders, I’m interested in the amount of change happening in scholarly publishing and how it impacts our customers.