SPIN Database To Be Canceled

The SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) database will be canceled in August 2012 due to low use.  SPIN was among the library resources selected for possible cancelation in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.  The Faculty Library Committee gathered feedback about the proposed cancelations in spring 2012. 

SPIN is a database of funding opportunities.  The Library has another database of funding opportunities available.  We suggest that users of SPIN switch to using COS Pivot.  COS Pivot is a comprehensive source of funding information available on the Web, with more than 25,000 records and representing over 400,000 funding opportunities.  MCW faculty, staff, and students can also set up an account in COS Pivot in order to save searches and to have new funding opportunities matching particular criteria sent automatically. 

The Library can also provide funding search services to alert interested individuals to potential funding opportunities.  The Funding Alert Service Team (FAST) can set up a search for you and send you information about funding opportunities when they become available.  For more information or to request the FAST team's services, go to the FAST page.

If you have questions, please contact the Library Reference Desk at (414) 955-8302 or asklib@mcw.edu.

 

Posted 8/14/12

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