Expert Lookup Releases

Expert Lookup is continually developed with ongoing improvements to usability and security.

Expert Lookup Michelson Release Notes
December 12, 2019

Using Expert Lookup has been a time saver on a large scale.

Manager of pre-award support, European Science Foundation

I work in a governmental research funding organization and make use of Expert Lookup in order to find experts to assess researcher project proposals. The tool is very helpful and time saving.

Special Advisor, Research Council of Norway

It has a very positive impact on my work within a grant agency panel.

Associate Professor, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci

Developed to offer time-savings and efficiencies in the otherwise complex search for proposal reviewers possessing the right expertise, Expert Lookup is continually developed with ongoing improvements to usability and security. In the Michelson release, scheduled for December 12, Expert Lookup users will see several enhancements designed to help with the workspace and clustering workflows, an increased archive of matching documents, and Fingerprint index enhancements.

  1. An improvement to the workflow, users can now move single or multiple proposals from one workspace into another:

    Moving proposals from one workspace into another

  2. A new efficiency when working with clustered proposals, users can now move single or multiple proposals from one cluster into another:

    New efficiency when working with clustered proposals

  3. To better determine a researcher’s expertise, users can now view the count of matching documents going back to 2000

    Count of matching publications

  4. To improve on the pinpoint-identification of matching documents, the default Fingerprint index is enhanced with expanded vocabularies, and a revision to the algorithm now shows a default of up to 30 Fingerprint indexes versus the previous default of 20.

    Enhanced default fingerprints

Below is a list of previous Expert Lookup Releases:


With the May release, Expert Lookup enhancements will offer searchers greater efficiencies when searching and reviewing results

May 2019


The February release of Expert Lookup is centered on enhanced thesaurus, matching and usability.

February 2018


In June 2017, Expert Lookup enhancements provided for more targeted sort functionality and added to training and support documentation.

June 2017

This release provided functionality for sorting by Principal Investigator.


The April 2017 release of Expert Lookup adds new functionalities for fingerprinting and workspaces.

April 2017

The April 2017 release of Expert Lookup enables users to see proposal details while reviewing fingerprints, to create multiple versions of fingerprints for an abstract, see proposal fingerprints in Expert Search results, create personalized workspaces and integrate the application with other systems.


The November 2016 release of Expert Lookup adds many new customizable features to facilitate the customer experience.

November 2016

This release increased its usability with six updates to the tool and improvements in navigation within a workspace.


In August 2016, Expert Lookup released four new features that make finding a scientific expert easier than ever.

August 2016

This release provides protection for abstracts that have not been published and improves the user experience with enhanced export functions.


The April release of Expert Lookup is centered on improved security and enhanced usability.

April 2016

This release provides protection for abstracts that have not been published and improves the user experience with enhanced export functions.