How do I register my Vandal ID barcode?
The U-Idaho subscribes to databases on the CSA Illumina platform. Therefore, you must have a registered Library ID number before you can use our resources or services. Your Vandal card barcode is your Library ID number, too. So, if you have a Vandal card, you can register the 14-digit barcode by calling the UI Library circulation desk at 208-885-6559 208-885-6559.

If you do not have a Vandal card, get a Library ID number by completing this online form, or by calling 208-885-6559 208-885-6559. If you call to get your Library ID number, you will need to have your U-Idaho e-mail address and student ID or employee V number on hand.

Contact Research

Office of Research

Office of Research & Economic Development
phone: 208-885-6689

Physical Location
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Community of Science

COS Pivot provides more than 22,000 records representing more than $33 billion in grants, fellowships, prizes, and more. Pivot Funding Opportunities™ is international in both content and audience, providing access to monies from public and private sector sponsors around the world. The Funding Opportunities database is available at Log in or create a user account using the links in the upper right corner of the Pivot home page to get started.

Help topics and tutorials are available at
Faculty and staff can request personalized tutorials for groups or individuals from Sarah Koerber (

Use COS Pivot to set up and save your own customized funding searches. If you already have a COS username and password, go directly to If you do not already have a COS username and password, you can create one by clicking on the "New User? Register Free" link on the upper left side of the COS page. Then select "Join" on the next page and follow the steps to create a username and password. 

Funding Opportunities on the CSA Illumina Platform is another way to access the Community of Science database. (Access through is recommended.)

Scholar Universe provides direct access to more than 1.3 million active researchers working in over 200 disciplines and 9 countries. Searches in Scholar Universe provide unparalleled exposure to the community currently studying a topic of interest. Exploring this living research community expands awareness and access to cross-disciplinary research perspectives, publications, research methodologies, expertise, and collaborative opportunity. With COS Scholar Universe, your faculty and students are directly connected to the community of scholarly research.

Papers Invited is a multidisciplinary alerting service for calls for papers for upcoming conferences and special issues of scholarly journals. It is designed primarily for graduates and faculty, as well as researchers in corporations and government departments. It is especially useful for academics that are looking to present their work and ultimately get it published in the subsequent conference proceedings. Papers Invited is also relevant for undergraduates and includes a section specifically on student competitions and awards.