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Research Networking Tools such as VIVO and Profiles have found widespread adoption in the biomedical research community. RDF is becoming a primary means for exposing the data contained within these tools, and the VIVO ontology has become the standard vocabulary for expression. Both VIVO and Profiles export data through the RDF/XML serialization format.
OpenSocial is a standard API for running embedded applications (gadgets) within a containing web site. OpenSocial is supported by groups within industry and research such as Google, LinkedIn, Nature Network, and Elsevier SciVerse.
UCSF Profiles supports the OpenSocial standard and UCSF has been building a shareable library of OpenSocial applications to extend Profiles functionality.