Community of Science

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Community of Science (COS) is a collection of online databases, providing research information to both the public and subscribers, and services for the research community. It is owned by ProQuest.[1]


COS was founded in 1988 by Johns Hopkins University.[2][3][4][5]

The COS databases were originally hosted online at,[6][7] on the webserver of the GDB Human Genome Database.[8] COS was also accessible via U.S. Department of Agriculture CRIS, National Science Foundation, and Department of Health and Human Services.[7]

As of 1997 the CEO and president was Huntington Williams, and the organisation was located in Baltimore, Maryland.[9]


  • COS Expertise
  • COS Funding Opportunities - categorised according to a standardised list of keywords[10]

Canadian editions of these databases also existed.[4]


  • COS Funding Alert
  • COS Funding News - published biweekly


The following organisations are subscribed:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Research Council (2010). Data on federal research and development investments: a pathway to modernization. National Academies Press. p. 66. ISBN 0-309-14523-6. 
  2. ^ "Community of Science Announces Partnership with San Diego Supercomputer Center". San Diego Supercomputer Center. 22 November 1999. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b Jimin He (1998). Internet resources for engineers. Elsevier. p. 153,155–6. ISBN 0-7506-8949-8. 
  5. ^ "Une plate-forme géante". La Recherche. 
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ a b Karen R. Diaz, Karen R. Díaz (1997). Reference sources on the Internet: off the shelf and onto the Web. Routledge. p. 200. ISBN 0-7890-0358-9. 
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ "Community of Science - Company Background". Community of Science, Inc. 1997. Archived from the original on 7 June 1997. 
  10. ^ Mohit Bhandari, Anders Joensson (2009). Clinical Research for Surgeons. Thieme. p. 34. ISBN 3-13-143931-9. 
  11. ^ Jill Lambert, Peter A. Lambert (2003). Finding information in science, technology, and medicine. Routledge. p. 114. ISBN 0-85142-462-7. 

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