Perennial Success with VIVOSustained engagement with stakeholdersand the communityPaul Albertpaa2013@med.cornell.eduWeill ...
Annual or Perennial?
AnnualsEasy to grow, but their lifecycle is just         one growing season.
Perennials    Take longer to fruit and           harder to grow......but have longer roots         and live longer
Perennial success            with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Foc...
Perennial success            with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Foc...
What is important?                                                                                                        ...
What is important?                                                                                                        ...
Completely objective list of most important data sources1. Appointments and positions2. Journal articles3. Educational his...
Sizing up a new data source                                       e        red ngest                            t      ati...
Perennial success            with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Foc...
Perennial success            with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Foc...
Manual entry: Day #500
Manual entry is not         the answerReason #1. If youre lucky, researchers willenter their metadata... but often they wi...
Manual entry is not         the answerReason #2. Most researchers will not enterany data. At all.
Most recent publication: 2006
Here is the latest: one month ago.
Manual entry is not         the answerReason #3. It costs money, year after year.
This is not you.
Manual entry is not        the answerReason #4. No mechanism for removingexpired content.
Automated ingested       is way worth itAll the extra work required to set upworkflows for ingesting data from anauthoritat...
Never mind xkcd’s mockery.You will save time in the long run.
and forg et itS et it              VIVO
Perennial success            with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Foc...
Do we really needauthoritative data, Sarge?
Missing title: Provost for     Medical Affairs
Once you look for it, missing orincomplete data is everywhere.
Encourage others’ efforts tocreate authoritative systems.
Libraries have a key role, butI.T. needs to be a driving force.
Good Data   Bad Data
Perennial success            with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Foc...
Strive to limit manuallyentered data to thingsthat dont change.
Lock down the fieldswhere you would not wantend users to touch data.
Train administrative support.
Incentive users to keep data current.• Department chief or other administrator mandates compliance• Grants office wont appro...
Incentive users to keep data current.      • Administration uses VIVO to measure       (and reward) performance.      • Pa...
Perennial success            with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Foc...
Step #1    Get good data.       Step #2Create something useful.
Step #1    Get good data.       Step #2     ex ceptionalCreate something useful.
What meets a researcher’sdefinition of exceptional?1. Automatic CV/biosketch generation2. Grant opportunity recommendation
What meets an administrators definition of exceptional?  1. Ability to easily manipulate, visualize,     and get alerts ab...
WarningEsoteric metaphor ahead
Your boss’s boss’s bossYour boss’s boss                   Data            Administrators are avid            consumers of ...
Administrators want a more  usable version of this
What about groups of   researchers?
What is a research group?• Most granular and maybe the most importantorganizational unit of the research endeavor• Often l...
Research groups have sharedinterests, requiring a polished   and current public face• attract high quality talent• showcas...
searche rs goodAre re      web de signers?
Researchers’ web presenceneed not tittilate designsnobs, but... they shouldn’t bean homage to MySpace either.
???
Tool for groups to easilymaintain great web presences
Perennial success            with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Foc...
Champions...• Allocate time and resources for your    team, especially developers•   Endorse key choices•   Appreciate and...
Perennial success            with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Foc...
Questions?Is VIVO Facebook for Researchers?•   No Mendeley is… (Ha)                                    library.weill.corne...
Perennial success with VIVO: sustained engagement with stakeholders and the community
Perennial success with VIVO: sustained engagement with stakeholders and the community
Perennial success with VIVO: sustained engagement with stakeholders and the community
Perennial success with VIVO: sustained engagement with stakeholders and the community
Perennial success with VIVO: sustained engagement with stakeholders and the community
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  1. 1. Perennial Success with VIVOSustained engagement with stakeholdersand the communityPaul Albertpaa2013@med.cornell.eduWeill Cornell Medical College
  2. 2. Annual or Perennial?
  3. 3. AnnualsEasy to grow, but their lifecycle is just one growing season.
  4. 4. Perennials Take longer to fruit and harder to grow......but have longer roots and live longer
  5. 5. Perennial success with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Focus on ingesting from sources maintained bythird parties.4. If you really must manually enter data...5. Use VIVO data to create something useful.6. Cultivate champions.
  6. 6. Perennial success with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Focus on ingesting from sources maintained bythird parties.4. If you really must manually enter data...5. Use VIVO data to create something useful.6. Cultivate champions.
  7. 7. What is important? 2. Newbern JM, Li X, Shoemaker SE, Zhou J, Zhong J, Wu Y, Bonder D, Hollenback S, Coppola G, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Geschwind DH, Landreth GE, Snider WD (2011) Specific functions for ERK/MAPK signaling during PNS development. Neuron 69:91-105.NAME POSITION TITLE BIRTHDATE (Mo., Day, Yr.) 3. Newbern J, Zhong J, Wickramasinghe S, Li X, Wu Y, Samuels I, Cherosky N, Karlo J, OLoughlin B,Jian Zhong Assistant Professor of 03/07/1964 Wikenheiser J, Gargesha M, Doughman Y, Charron J, Ginty DD, Watanabe M, Saitta S, Snider WD, Neuroscience Landreth G (2008) Mouse and human phenotypes indicate a critical conserved role for the ERK2 signalingEDUCATION (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial education and include postdoctoral training.) pathway in neural crest development. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105:17115-20. 4. Zhong J, Li X, McNamee C, Chen A, Baccarini M, Snider WD (2007) Raf kinase signaling functions in INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE YEAR FIELD OF STUDY sensory neuron differentiation and axon growth in vivo. Nat Neurosci 10:598-607. CONFERRED (Selected as a Featured Article by “Signaling Gateway” http://www.signaling-gateway.org/update/updates/- Ruhr University Bochum, Germany Dipl.-Chem. 1992 Neurochemistry 200704/su-0704-2.html) Ruhr University Bochum, Germany Ph.D. 1997 Neurochemistry California Institute of Technology, Pasadena Postdoc 1998-2001 Biology 5. Zhong J, Pevny L, Snider WD (2006) "Runx"ing towards sensory differentiation. Neuron 49(3), 325-7. UNC Neuroscience Center, School of Medicine, postdoc 2001-2008 Neuroscience University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 6. Markus A, Zhong J, Snider WD (2002) Raf and Akt mediate distinct aspects of sensory axon growth. Neuron 35:65-76.RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Concluding with current position, list, in chronological order, previous employment, Research Supportexperience, and honors. List, in chronological order, the titles and COMPLETE references to all publications during the past five years and torepresentative earlier publications pertinent to this application. DO NOT EXCEED TWO PAGES. 2008- Institutional startup funds (Role: PI) Burke-Cornell Medical Research InstitutePositions and Employment 2010-2013 Three year research grant 2010-08-61 (Role: PI) Whitehall Foundation 1993-1997 Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Neurobiochemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, RAF signaling in sensory-motor circuit formation Germany. 2011-2013 Two years scholarship for Dr. Kevin O’Donovan (Role: Mentor) 1997-1998 Research Associate, Department of Molecular Neurobiochemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, Goldsmith Foundation Germany. 2012-2017 R01EY022409 (Role: PI) 1998-2001 Postdoctoral fellow, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. NIH B-RAF dives regenerative axon growth in the optic nerve in vivo 2001-2008 Research Scientist, Neuroscience Center, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Present Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, and Director of Molecular Regeneration and Neuroimaging Laboratory, Burke Medical Research Institute, White Plains, NY. Ad hoc Reviewer Nature Neuroscience Neuron Journal of Neuroscience European Journal of Neuroscience Honors 1987-1994 Max-Buchner Scholarship, Germany. 2003 Abcam travel award. 2007 Prize for the best “Short Talk”, Neurotrophic Factors, Gordon Research Conference. RISelected Peer-reviewed Publications1. O’Donovan K, Ma K, Guo H, Sun F, Pritchard CA, Marais R, Charron J, He Z, Zhong J. B-RAF kinase signaling drives axon growth of both embryonic and adult neurons in the PNS and CNS (under revision)
  8. 8. What is important? 2. Newbern JM, Li X, Shoemaker SE, Zhou J, Zhong J, Wu Y, Bonder D, Hollenback S, Coppola G, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Geschwind DH, Landreth GE, Snider WD (2011) Specific functions for ERK/MAPK signaling during PNS development. Neuron 69:91-105.NAME POSITION TITLE BIRTHDATE (Mo., Day, Yr.) 3. Newbern J, Zhong J, Wickramasinghe S, Li X, Wu Y, Samuels I, Cherosky N, Karlo J, OLoughlin B,Jian Zhong Assistant Professor of 03/07/1964 Wikenheiser J, Gargesha M, Doughman Y, Charron J, Ginty DD, Watanabe M, Saitta S, Snider WD, Publications Neuroscience Landreth G (2008) Mouse and human phenotypes indicate a critical conserved role for the ERK2 signalingEDUCATION (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial education and include postdoctoral training.) pathway in neural crest development. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105:17115-20. 4. Zhong J, Li X, McNamee C, Chen A, Baccarini M, Snider WD (2007) Raf kinase signaling functions in INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE YEAR FIELD OF STUDY sensory neuron differentiation and axon growth in vivo. Nat Neurosci 10:598-607. Education CONFERRED (Selected as a Featured Article by “Signaling Gateway” http://www.signaling-gateway.org/update/updates/- Ruhr University Bochum, Germany Dipl.-Chem. 1992 Neurochemistry 200704/su-0704-2.html) Ruhr University Bochum, Germany Ph.D. 1997 Neurochemistry California Institute of Technology, Pasadena Postdoc 1998-2001 Biology 5. Zhong J, Pevny L, Snider WD (2006) "Runx"ing towards sensory differentiation. Neuron 49(3), 325-7. UNC Neuroscience Center, School of Medicine, postdoc 2001-2008 Neuroscience University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 6. Markus A, Zhong J, Snider WD (2002) Raf and Akt mediate distinct aspects of sensory axon growth. Neuron 35:65-76.RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Concluding with current position, list, in chronological order, previous employment, Research Supportexperience, and honors. List, in chronological order, the titles and COMPLETE references to all publications during the past five years and torepresentative earlier publications pertinent to this application. DO NOT EXCEED TWO PAGES. 2008- Institutional startup funds (Role: PI) Burke-Cornell Medical Research InstitutePositions and Employment 2010-2013 Three year research grant 2010-08-61 (Role: PI) Grants Whitehall Foundation 1993-1997 Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Neurobiochemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, RAF signaling in sensory-motor circuit formation Germany. 2011-2013 Two years scholarship for Dr. Kevin O’Donovan (Role: Mentor) Appointments/positions 1997-1998 Research Associate, Department of Molecular Neurobiochemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, Goldsmith Foundation Germany. 2012-2017 R01EY022409 (Role: PI) 1998-2001 Postdoctoral fellow, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. NIH B-RAF dives regenerative axon growth in the optic nerve in vivo 2001-2008 Research Scientist, Neuroscience Center, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Present Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, and Director of Molecular Regeneration and Neuroimaging Laboratory, Burke Medical Research Institute, White Plains, NY. Ad hoc Reviewer Nature Neuroscience Neuron Journal of Neuroscience Service/committees European Journal of Neuroscience Honors/awards Honors 1987-1994 Max-Buchner Scholarship, Germany. 2003 Abcam travel award. 2007 Prize for the best “Short Talk”, Neurotrophic Factors, Gordon Research Conference. RISelected Peer-reviewed Publications1. O’Donovan K, Ma K, Guo H, Sun F, Pritchard CA, Marais R, Charron J, He Z, Zhong J. B-RAF kinase signaling drives axon growth of both embryonic and adult neurons in the PNS and CNS (under revision)
  9. 9. Completely objective list of most important data sources1. Appointments and positions2. Journal articles3. Educational history4. Headshot5. Email6. Courses7. Grants and agreements8. Honorable mention: professional service, honors and awards,postal address, geographic location, bio, events, patents,research expertise, board certifications, other publications
  10. 10. Sizing up a new data source e red ngest t ativ structu van thorit ell- ct i r ele au w D ireCourses YesGrants YesFaculty Affairs YesHuman Resources NoPhysicians Profile Partially
  11. 11. Perennial success with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Focus on ingesting from sources maintained bythird parties.4. If you really must manually enter data...5. Use VIVO data to create something useful.6. Cultivate champions.
  12. 12. Perennial success with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Focus on ingesting from sources maintained bythird parties.4. If you really must manually enter data...5. Use VIVO data to create something useful. Manual entry: Day #16. Cultivate champions.
  13. 13. Manual entry: Day #500
  14. 14. Manual entry is not the answerReason #1. If youre lucky, researchers willenter their metadata... but often they willdo so incorrectly.
  15. 15. Manual entry is not the answerReason #2. Most researchers will not enterany data. At all.
  16. 16. Most recent publication: 2006
  17. 17. Here is the latest: one month ago.
  18. 18. Manual entry is not the answerReason #3. It costs money, year after year.
  19. 19. This is not you.
  20. 20. Manual entry is not the answerReason #4. No mechanism for removingexpired content.
  21. 21. Automated ingested is way worth itAll the extra work required to set upworkflows for ingesting data from anauthoritative source is definitely worth thetrouble.
  22. 22. Never mind xkcd’s mockery.You will save time in the long run.
  23. 23. and forg et itS et it VIVO
  24. 24. Perennial success with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Focus on ingesting from sources maintainedby third parties.4. If you really must manually enter data...5. Use VIVO data to create something useful.6. Cultivate champions.
  25. 25. Do we really needauthoritative data, Sarge?
  26. 26. Missing title: Provost for Medical Affairs
  27. 27. Once you look for it, missing orincomplete data is everywhere.
  28. 28. Encourage others’ efforts tocreate authoritative systems.
  29. 29. Libraries have a key role, butI.T. needs to be a driving force.
  30. 30. Good Data Bad Data
  31. 31. Perennial success with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Focus on ingesting from sources maintained bythird parties.4. If you really must manually enter data...5. Use VIVO data to create something useful.6. Cultivate champions.
  32. 32. Strive to limit manuallyentered data to thingsthat dont change.
  33. 33. Lock down the fieldswhere you would not wantend users to touch data.
  34. 34. Train administrative support.
  35. 35. Incentive users to keep data current.• Department chief or other administrator mandates compliance• Grants office wont approve grant unless VIVO profile is up to date• Others?
  36. 36. Incentive users to keep data current. • Administration uses VIVO to measure (and reward) performance. • Part of giving an institutional honor is representing it in the winner’s VIVO profile. • VIVO is reused to create a biosketch, a CV in institutional formatting • Others?
  37. 37. Perennial success with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Focus on ingesting from sources maintained bythird parties.4. If you really must manually enter data...5. Use VIVO data to create something useful.6. Cultivate champions.
  38. 38. Step #1 Get good data. Step #2Create something useful.
  39. 39. Step #1 Get good data. Step #2 ex ceptionalCreate something useful.
  40. 40. What meets a researcher’sdefinition of exceptional?1. Automatic CV/biosketch generation2. Grant opportunity recommendation
  41. 41. What meets an administrators definition of exceptional? 1. Ability to easily manipulate, visualize, and get alerts about institutional data.
  42. 42. WarningEsoteric metaphor ahead
  43. 43. Your boss’s boss’s bossYour boss’s boss Data Administrators are avid consumers of data.
  44. 44. Administrators want a more usable version of this
  45. 45. What about groups of researchers?
  46. 46. What is a research group?• Most granular and maybe the most importantorganizational unit of the research endeavor• Often led by one (or sometimes two) senior facultymembers.• Contains a diverse group of people: - principal investigator(s) - postdoctoral fellows - postdoctoral associates - research fellows -graduate students
  47. 47. Research groups have sharedinterests, requiring a polished and current public face• attract high quality talent• showcase their labs publications• show off images of their work (image galleries)• keep track of and promoting journal club andspeakers• links to commonly used resources
  48. 48. searche rs goodAre re web de signers?
  49. 49. Researchers’ web presenceneed not tittilate designsnobs, but... they shouldn’t bean homage to MySpace either.
  50. 50. ???
  51. 51. Tool for groups to easilymaintain great web presences
  52. 52. Perennial success with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Focus on ingesting from sources maintained bythird parties.4. If you really must manually enter data...5. Use VIVO data to create something useful.6. Cultivate champions.
  53. 53. Champions...• Allocate time and resources for your team, especially developers• Endorse key choices• Appreciate and articulate the need for analyses/tools using VIVO data which add value
  54. 54. Perennial success with VIVO1. Aggressively pursue the most important data.2. Strive for automated ingest.3. Focus on ingesting from sources maintained bythird parties.4. If you really must manually enter data...5. Use VIVO data to create something useful.6. Cultivate champions.
  55. 55. Questions?Is VIVO Facebook for Researchers?• No Mendeley is… (Ha) library.weill.cornell.edu
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