If your institution is interested in increasing linkages among researchers, you might want to check out the VIVO project. The project organizers are offering a conference in August. We have had 2 sessions on the VIVO project at CNI meetings – one in 2007 when it was initially developed at Cornell, and one at our last meeting in April. Video from that session “VIVO: Enabling National Networking of Scientists” is available at:or
Announcing the first annual
National VIVO Conference:
Enabling National Networking of Scientists
August 12-13, 2010
New York Hall of Science
The first annual National VIVO Conference, Enabling National Networking of Scientists, will bring together scientists, developers, publishers, funding agencies, research officers, students and those supporting the development of team science. This two day conference will begin with workshops and tutorials for those new to VIVO, those implementing VIVO at their institutions, and those wishing to develop applications using VIVO. Invited speakers will present regarding the Semantic Web, Linked Open Data and the role of VIVO in support of team science. Panelists will discuss adoption and implementation findings. Feedback sessions will engage participants in requirements gathering and brainstorming regarding future network services. Presenters will discuss mapping, social networking, crowd sourcing, support for societies and other national network applications. Learn more at http://vivoweb.org/conference.
VIVO is an open source, open ontology, research discovery platform for hosting information about scientists, their interests, activities, and accomplishments. VIVO supports open development and integration of science through simple, standard semantic web technologies. Learn more at http://vivoweb.org. VIVO is funded by the National Institutes of Health, U24 RR029822.