What databases are included in the US Grant Research Database (USGRD)?
The US Grant Research Database includes contact data, grant amounts, and abstracts from grant recipients from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR and STTR, Department of Education (DOEdu), American Heart Association (AHA), Current Research Information System (CRIS), Reporter (formerly CRISP), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) SBIR and STTR. We also mine PubMed for records that contain contact information along with the title and abstract of the publications.
How often is the USGRD updated with new data?
The information from PubMed, NSF, CRIS, and Reporter is updated on a weekly basis. NASA, American Heart Association and some of the smaller grant databases are updated when new data is published. Last year, 240,000 records were added to the USGRD database (20K/month or 4.6K/week).
What is the total number of grants included in the USGRD?
The USGRD contains information on 850,000 federal grants.
Have the Principal Investigators (PI)'s displayed in the USGRD explicitly agreed that they may be contacted through a commercial emailing?
No, the PIs have not explicitly agreed to receive emails and therefore you cannot use the email addresses for mass email marketing. You must obtain their permission in order to use their email addresses for email blasts. The USGRD database consolidates the information from all of the public databases and puts all the data into a uniform searchable database. We make that data gathering process simpler and easier. We also provide many links that simplify the further gathering of data on the PIs research interests and publications. In addition, by using the Google links provided in the USGRD you can often find co-workers and in many cases pictures of the lab personnel.
What is the total number of principal investigators included in the USGRD?
Excluding PubMed, the USGRD contains information on 270,000 principal investigators as of January 11, 2011. Including PubMed there are 1,100,000 princial investigators as of January 11,2011.
After I conduct a search, how do I sort the data to take care of the duplicate records?
After conducting a search, the refine page will be displayed. Using the tabs on the refine page records can be "de-duped" or sorted by the principal investigator's name or by their email address.
Do all records contain an abstract, complete mailing address, phone number, fax number, and email address?
No, but you can sort these records out if you wish. The USGRD has a tool that allows you to filter out the records that contain incomplete information. The tool filters data to only show records that contain complete information by abstract, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and email address.
How long does it take to conduct a search on the USGRD?
The average time that it takes to conduct a search ranges between 1-2 seconds and 1-2 minutes, depending on the size of the search results and the number of keywords used to conduct the search.
How are companies typically using the information from the USGRD?
- Sales managers who need focused (application specific) leads for their sales organization
- Salesman who are looking for sales opportunities in their territory
- Marketing or product management searching grant trends
- Sales or marketing managers exploring geography concentrations of specific applications
- Marketing professionals looking for thought leaders, i.e. those getting the most $$$ for a specific research area
- Product managers searching for application specific leads
- Sales and marketing professionals associating techniques with specific research areas
- Search for geographic and research area specific trends
- Sales professionals looking for expiring grants
- Management looking to reduce expenses with a more focused sales/marketing effort
How can I export and download the data for marketing purposes?
When a typical search is conducted, after viewing the search results, you can export the data into the Excel, HTML, Word, XML, Office XML, and Text file formats.
Do I need to make a long-term commitment in order to subscribe to the USGRD?
No, there is no long-term commitment. The subscription can be for as little as one month. Of course longer term commitments receive lower monthly pricing.
Have any testimonials been collected to indicate customer satisfaction and approval?
Yes, several testimonials have been collected. The following is a testimonial from Alpco, Inc.:
"We recently utilized the USGRD service and we were able to obtain over 2000 unique, legitimate leads. We only accepted leads with full addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. We included many different marketing personnel in our searching, actually having a contest to motivate people to find more unique leads. Our winner had more than 700 leads all by herself." ~ Dan Keefe
Does the USGRD include principal investigators from other industries beside life science?
Yes, the USGRD contains information on all federal grant recipients including data from (but not limited to) the Nursing, Agricultural, Aerospace, Biomedical, and Biotechnology industries.
What is a Word Cloud and how would I use it?
The USGRD provides Word Clouds to our Business and Corporate users. These Word Clouds show up in two areas of the USGRD, the Refine section and in the individual record view section. The Word Cloud in the refine section displays the most frequently used keywords in your current search. The more often a keyword is used, the larger the word in the Word Cloud. Check out the words in the Word Cloud for additional keyword possibilities.
Adding or subtracting keywords often improves the results of your search. The Word Cloud in the individual record section counts the words in the abstract and then displays the most frequently used words in the largest font. These Word Clouds can quickly convey the gist of the abstract. In addition, by clicking on a keyword within the Word Cloud it will then highlight that keyword in the actual abstract. The Word Cloud in this section can also point out additional keywords that may be beneficial to add or subtract from your search.
Does BioTX have any plans for including additional databases to the USGRD in the future?
Yes, we are always looking for databases to add to the USGRD. If there is a database that you wish to have in the USGRD please contact BioTX at 877-275-2468 x709 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org