Over the past few years, we’ve had several presentations at CNI covering a system called VIVO, which originated at Cornell and was designed to help researchers find other researchers with similar or related interests. More recently, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, it has established a national footprint. You can find video of their presentation at the Spring 2010 CNI meeting at
Next month, the VIVO consortium is holding its first meeting. I have included the call for participation below.
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.