VIVO is a resource thatprovides information about: • people • departments • facilities • courses • grants • publications vivoweb.org
VIVO Collaboration University of Florida Indiana UniversityMike Conlon (VIVO and UF PI) Katy Borner (IU PI) Beth Auten Kavitha Chandrasekar Chris Barnes Bin Chen Cecilia Botero Shanshan Chen Kerry Britt Ryan Cobine Cornell University Washington University School of Erin Brooks Jeni Coffey Dean Krafft (Cornell PI) Medicine in St. Louis Amy Buhler Suresh Deivasigamani Manolo Bevia Rakesh Nagarajan (WUSTL PI) Ellie Bushhousen Ying Ding Jim Blake Kristi L. Holmes Linda Butson Russell Duhon Nick Cappadona Caerie Houchins Chris Case Jon Dunn Brian Caruso George Joseph Christine Cogar Poornima Gopinath Jon Corson-Rikert Sunita B. Koul Valrie Davis Julie Hardesty Elly Cramer Leslie D. McIntosh Mary Edwards Brian Keese Medha Devare Nita Ferree Namrata Lele Elizabeth Hines Rolando Garcia-Milan Micah Linnemeier Huda Khan Weill Cornell Medical College Curtis Cole (Weill PI) George Hack Nianli Ma Brian Lowe Paul Albert Chris Haines Robert H. McDonald Joseph McEnerney Victor Brodsky Sara Henning Asik Pradhan Gongaju Holly Mistlebauer Mark Bronnimann Rae Jesano Mark Price Stella Mitchell Adam Cheriff Margeaux Johnson Michael Stamper Anup Sawant Oscar Cruz Meghan Latorre Yuyin Sun Christopher Westling Dan Dickinson Yang Li Chintan Tank Tim Worrall Richard Hu Paula Markes Alan Walsh Rebecca Younes Chris Huang Hannah Norton Brian Wheeler Narayan Raum Feng Wu The Scripps Research Itay Klaz Institute Kenneth Lee Alexander Rockwell Angela Zoss Peter Michelini Sara Russell Gonzalez Gerald Joyce (Scripps PI) Nancy Schaefer Ponce School of Medicine Catherine Dunn Grace Migliorisi Richard J. Noel, Jr. (Ponce PI) John Ruffing Dale Scheppler Brant Kelley Ricardo Espada Colon Jason Specland Nicholas Skaggs Paula King Damaris Torres Cruz Tru Tran Syraj Syed Angela Murrell Michael Vega Negrón Vinay Varughese Matthew Tedder Barbara Noble Virgil Wong Michele R. Tennant Cary Thomas Alicia Turner Michaeleen Trimarchi Stephen Williams This project is funded by the National Institutes of Health, U24 RR029822 "VIVO: Enabling National Networking of Scientists”
Current Challenges Faculty • Research is becoming highly interdisciplinary • How can you find collaborators, track competitors, and stay abreast of current research inside large institutions, at other institutions, and globally? • How can you find others with shared interests or expertise? • How can you build diverse teams? Find mentors? Be identified as a partner by community groups? Administrators • Research institutions can be extremely large • How can administrators showcase and monitor research activity, track competitors, and stay abreast of current research inside large institutions, at other institutions, and globally? Research Support: facilities and personnel • Library administration or directors of core facilities want to align their strategic plan with the evolving research needs of their clientele. • Identifying growth areas of research through increasing publications, focused areas of research and grant dollars enables this task to become more evidence-based.
What is VIVO? An open-source semantic web application that enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines in an institution. Populated with detailed profiles of faculty and researchers; displaying items such as publications, teaching, service, and professional affiliations. A powerful search functionality for locating people and information within or across institutions.
VIVO harvests data from verified sources Faculty and unit administrators can then add additional information to their profile.Internal data sources: External data sources:• HR Directory • Publication warehouses-• Office of Sponsored Research e.g. PubMed, Web of Science, and others• Institutional Repositories • Grant databases:• Registrar System e.g. NSF/ NIH• Faculty Activity Systems • National Organizations:• Events and Seminars AAAS, AMA, etc. Data stored as RDF triples using standard ontology VIVO data is available for reuse by web pages, applications, and other consumers both within and outside the institution.
A VIVO profile will allow researchers to: Find potential colleagues by research area, authorship, and collaborations. Showcase credentials, expertise, skills, and professional achievements. Connect within focus areas and geographic expertise. Simplify reporting tasks. Publish the URL or link the profile to other applications.
Future versions of VIVO will:• Simplify reporting tasks for everyone• Incorporate external data sources for publications, grants, and more.• Display visualizations of complex research networks and relationships.• Link data to external applications and web pages.• Make more types of data and features available to users
VIVO Collaborative Research Projects Program Under this RFA, VIVO anticipates committing $250,000 dollars during the 2010-2011 academic year to provide funding for people and institutions interested in developing tools that use VIVO data or code to positively impact scientists and science. Resulting tools must be open source and available for download from the VIVO software distribution web sites by the end of the funding period. The due date for applications is December 10, 2010 by 5:00pm EST. For complete details, please see the full RFA text at http://vivoweb.org/files/VIVO RFA.pdf.
How Can I Get Involved?Are you considering adoption ofVIVO at your institution?Do you have an application thatcould participate in the nationalnetwork or have an idea for anapplication that would leverage theinformation provided by thenational network?Do you have data that could beuseful to scientists on the nationalnetwork?Contact us at http://vivoweb.org Thank you!
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