Our commitment to open science
Systems built over centuries have encouraged us to protect our work, to guard our funding, to gate our breakthroughs. There is exceptional value in holding ourselves to the highest standards in publication and research—but there is also exceptional value in peeling back the layers that have slowed us down to accelerate forward. Open research is here. Altum makes sure you’re ready.
When we set a new precedent, we change the game. That’s why Altum has a lofty mission: to revolutionize the research funding process. Clearer functionality. Faster results. More intuitive connections across the board. All of this adds up to boundless potential. That’s the power of smart grants management —and the power of Open Science.
As our world accelerates forward through a deluge of global change, we must evolve how we think about collaboration. Altum is dedicated to this vision—and we are looking at every possible mechanism to empower a smarter, more nimble, more united approach to funding.
There has always been urgency in science. And while publication and peer reviews will always be critical to our progress—Open Science is about broader, world-transforming outcomes. Altum streamlines the grants process so researchers can get back to focusing on results.
Open Science allows everyone from grant managers to CEOs to track research outcomes more effectively than ever before. Researchers can see new opportunities. Philanthropists can identify where their dollars will make the most difference. And the rest of the world can see how change is happening, one breakthrough at a time.
For innovation to thrive, resources for research must be extensive yet unified. Yesterday, we looked to one tool for grants management, another for portfolio analysis and evaluation, another for peer-review. We siloed our process—and hindered our results. Altum provides an end-to-end grants management platform that drives funding efficiency and allows for unparalleled visibility and reporting of impact and outcomes.
When we make the research process available to a wider range of audiences in the scientific sphere, we accelerate advancement. Altum takes a universe of information, gives it structure, and puts it at the fingertips of an entire world of pioneers. Altum democratizes the research funding process by providing an open platform which is used by more than 700,000 researchers and 35,000 institutions around the world.
Open Science is about more than access to information. It’s about finding that information in the most efficient manner out there. With the power to comb through billions of records and research findings within seconds, the Altum platform is, simply put, simple.
Before we can revolutionize research, we must connect the dots. Altum unites all the players, pieces, and processes within one comprehensive platform. We empower our users to understand what’s been done, what can be learned, and how to move forward faster than they ever thought possible.
Without a universal identifier for researchers, it’s difficult to identify applicants, avoid peer review conflict of interest, and manage awardee deliverables.
ORCID allows scientists to manage their biography, career accomplishments, and education information in one place – saving them time and ensuring that the researcher and their outputs are unambiguous.
Without a universal identifier for researchers and awardees, it’s difficult to identify, track or highlight the work that they do.
With an ORCID ID associated with the researcher, reporting for institutions and funders becomes easier and more accurate.
We rely on Altum’s ProposalCentral as our platform for grants management. By connecting ORCID data with Crossref DOIs inside of ProposalCentral, we’re able to accurately track the outcomes of our grants and the impact our funded researchers are having long after the award ends.”
Without a universal identifier for grants, it’s difficult to see the connections between awards and outputs.
Crossref ensures that every grant is clearly and uniquely identified, making it easy to understand the relationships between funding and impact.
The Holy Grail for boards and donors is to show the return on investment associated with research grants. This is incredibly challenging today. First you must establish the connections between awardees, grants, publications, and patents. Then you must visualize those connections. Doing this without persistent identifiers is vexing, laborious, and prone to fail.
Altum Insights enables grant makers to see the connections instantly and accurately between people, programs, and publications. Funders that require the use of ORCID IDs for all applicants and who push grants to the Crossref Registry get the highest return.
Our mission is to give you all the tools you need to improve your grant making. To make smarter funding decisions faster. And to help you understand and communicate your impact so that you can delight your donors and accelerate your mission.
A complete Grants Management platform to simplify and accelerate your funding efforts.
A Search and Discovery tool to see and understand the impact of your programs.
Analytics and Reporting to measure and improve grant making performance.
Altum is proud to work with excellent clients and a group of wonderful partners. It’s our privilege to help organizations achieve their missions so that they can make an even larger positive impact on the world.
The largest independent grant making platform in the world. Connecting hundreds of funding organizations with over 600,000 researchers.