VIVO enables the discovery of researchers across institutions. Participants in the network include institutions with local installations of VIVO or those with research discovery and profiling applications that can provide semantic web!-compliant data. The information accessible through VIVO's search and browse capability will reside and be controlled locally, within institutional VIVOs or other semantic web-compliant applications.
VIVO is an open source semantic web application originally developed and implemented at Cornell. When installed and populated with researcher interests, activities, and accomplishments, it enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines at that institution and beyond. VIVO supports browsing and a search function which returns faceted results for rapid retrieval of desired information. Content in any local VIVO installation may be maintained manually, brought into VIVO in automated ways from local systems of record, such as HR, grants, course, and faculty activity databases, or from database providers such as publication aggregators and funding agencies.
The rich semantically structured data in VIVO support and facilitate research discovery. Examples of applications that consume these rich data include: visualizations, enhanced multi-site search through VIVO Search, and applications such as VIVO Searchlight, a browser bookmarklet which uses text content of any webpage to search for relevant VIVO profiles, and the Inter-Institutional Collaboration Explorer, an application which allows visualization of collaborative institutional partners, among others.
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-- VIVO team at the VIVO Conference 2010 at the New York Hall of Science on 8/13/2010.
|NIH Award Senior and Key Personnel|
|Michael Conlon, University of Florida, Principal Investigator|
|Katy Borner, Indiana University, Bloomington||Kristi Holmes, Washington University, St. Louis|
|Curtis Cole, Weill Medical College, Cornell University||Gerald Joyce, The Scripps Research Institute|
|Jon Corson-Rikert, Cornell University, Ithaca||Dean B. Krafft, Cornell University, Ithaca|
|Ellen J. Cramer, Cornell University, Ithaca||Leslie McIntosh, Washington University, St. Louis|
|Valrie I. Davis, University of Florida||Richard Noel, Ponce Medical School|
VIVO was originally funded by Cornell University and the National Institutes of Health (U24 RR029822) and is currently a community-supported incubator project under the DuraSpace umbrella.