Skip to main content

Blog

Apr 18

Winchester, MA - The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Dr. Layne Johnson has accepted a position with DuraSpace as the project director for the VIVO project effective May 1, 2014. In his role as VIVO project director, Layne will work closely with the community and steering group to set the vision and long term roadmap for VIVO, the open source! semantic web! platform that enables research discovery.

Layne is formally trained as a scientist and has worked in the pharmaceutical research industry, most recently at Pfizer where he served as Global Head, Information Management.

During 2009-2013, Layne was at the University of Minnesota where he served as Translational Science Information Specialist in the Health Sciences Libraries, and as a Library Fellow in the Institute for Health Informatics where he coordinated the implementation of the University’s first research networking system. His scholarly interest in open source research networking and ontologies began in 2009. 

His academic interests include e-science, research networking systems, ontologies and the semantic web, and he supported biomedical informatics and community engagement efforts for the University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Dr. Johnson received a BA from Dana College. He holds an MS in bacteriology and a PhD in microbiology from Iowa State University.

The DuraSpace and VIVO project teams would like to extend a warm welcome to Layne in his new role as the VIVO project director, and look forward to his contributions to the broad, collaborative VIVO movement that will shape the future of research.

Read it online: http://bit.ly/1iwuIe1

Apr 14

Please consider participating in the VIVO project’s annual survey of implementation sites. The survey form is online:
https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1704676-gIMWlsYzom

The primary purpose of this effort is to clarify and prioritize future efforts to meet implementation sites’ needs. Answers need not be perfect. Your and your institution’s identity will be anonymized on request.

Please fill out a single survey for each organization maintaining a VIVO. For example, if you have five people working at a single institution, please fill this survey out once. If you don't know the answer, you can save the survey and return to it later, or share the survey with a colleague who does.

This survey will take about 45 minutes to complete. Please remember to click the “Save Answers” button in order to share the saved survey as a URL with a colleague. Forms can be saved and shared for up to 30 days. Also, please do NOT use your browser's back button!

We've set a goal to collect surveys by May 29th, which will allow us to compile and share anonymized results at the August conference. If you have any questions, please let Paul Albert know or send a note to the VIVO team through the contact form at http://vivoweb.org/support/user-feedback.

Thank you!

Apr 3

The Fifth Annual VIVO Conference will be held August 6-8, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency on the shores of Lady Bird Lake situated in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. The VIVO Conference creates a unique opportunity for people from across the country and around the world to come together to explore ways to use semantic technologies and linked open data to promote scholarly collaboration and research discovery.



The VIVO conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with VIVO team members from participating institutions, and it offers an open and collaborative environment to share ideas and discuss topics related to adoption and implementation of VIVO, VIVO-based tools and the opportunities created by advancing data sharing and team science. This year, the conference will be co-located with the Science of Team Science (SciTS) conference, and attendees will be able to freely attend both VIVO and SciTS presentations. Please visit www.vivoconference.org for more information.



The 2014 Call for Papers Deadline has been Extended!


Authors are invited to submit abstracts for poster, panel, and paper presentations related to the Topics of Interest for the Fifth Annual VIVO Conference in August. For a copy of the full Call for Papers, please click here. All submissions must be submitted through EasyChair by Friday, April 11th 5:00 PM EST.

Contact Information

Mar 26

The Fifth Annual VIVO Conference will be held August 6-8, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency on the beautiful shores of Lady Bird Lake situated in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. The VIVO Conference creates a unique opportunity for people from across the country and around the world to come together to explore ways to use semantic technologies and linked open data to promote scholarly collaboration and research discovery.

The VIVO conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with VIVO team members from participating institutions, and it offers an open and collaborative environment to share ideas and discuss topics related to adoption and implementation of VIVO, VIVO-based tools and the opportunities created by advancing data sharing and team science. This year, the conference will be co-located with the Science of Team Science (SciTS) conference, and registrants for the VIVO conference will be able to freely attend both VIVO and SciTS presentations.

Don't Forget to Submit to the 2014 Call for Papers!

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for poster, panel, and paper presentations related to the Topics of Interest for the Fifth Annual VIVO Conference in August. For a copy of the full Call for Papers, please click here. All submission must be submitted through EasyChair by Friday, April 4th 5:00 PM EST.

Contact Information

Mar 19

The 2014 VIVO iFest kicks off today. We're delighted to welcome so many members of the VIVO community to #VIVOiFest14. Follow this event in real time on Twitter at #VIVOifest14 and @VIVOcollab. Don't forget that session-specific information is available as community-editable Google Docs. You'll be able to see the full schedule and links to the documents at http://goo.gl/jLPcPj.

Mar 18


The Fifth Annual VIVO Conference will be held August 6-8, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency on the shores of Lady Bird Lake situated in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. The VIVO Conference creates a unique opportunity for people from across the country and around the world to come together to explore ways to use semantic technologies and linked open data to promote scholarly collaboration and research discovery.



The VIVO conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with VIVO team members from participating institutions, and it offers an open and collaborative environment to share ideas and discuss topics related to adoption and implementation of VIVO, VIVO-based tools and the opportunities created by advancing data sharing and team science.

This year, the conference will be co-located with the Science of Team Science (SciTS) conference, and attendees will be able to freely attend both VIVO and SciTS presentations. 



2014 Call for Papers now open!


Authors are invited to submit abstracts for poster, panel, and paper presentations related to the Topics of Interest for the Fifth Annual VIVO Conference in August. For a copy of the full Call for Papers, please click here. All submission must be submitted through EasyChair by Friday, April 4th 5:00 PM EST.



Contact Information

Mar 14

Great news! The schedule is in a mostly final form and we're happy to make session-specific information available as community-editable Google Docs. You'll be able to see the full schedule and links to the documents at http://goo.gl/jLPcPj.

Along with the usual housekeeping details, each document includes the following elements:

  • a brief summary of the topics to be covered
  • suggested resources for attendees (before, during, or after the sessions)
  • sign-up for 1-2 5-min. demos or presentations
  • a place for participants to note any topics they'd like covered or any questions they'd like addressed
  • notes section - these documents are editable by anybody with the link and we encourage everyone to please take notes collaboratively during the session so that others who can’t attend may benefit from the discussion

We strive to enhance the collaborative culture of VIVO IFest events and encourage you to get involved and let us know what you hope to learn!

Registration for 2014 IFest events is free. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel rooms, transportation, and meals outside of the iFest events. More details are available at http://vivoweb.org/blog/2014/02/2014-vivo-implementation-fest.

Please contact the Duke VIVO team with questions. Follow this event in real time on Twitter at #VIVOifest14 and @VIVOcollab.

Mar 5

We invite all interested parties to submit workshop proposals for the Fifth Annual VIVO Conference, to be held August 6-8 in Austin, TX. The deadline to submit a workshop proposal is this Friday, March 7, at 5:00pm ET.

Workshops will be taught on August 6 and each will be 3.5 hours long. We strongly encourage proposals which incorporate a lively presentation style and which use a variety of instructional approaches (e.g. lecture, demonstration, group discussion, brainstorming, hands-on exercises, case studies) and materials (e.g. slides, handouts, code snippets and sample data on the VIVO wiki) throughout the session.

To apply, please submit a one-page document describing the following:

  • What content will be covered? Who will likely attend (what is the target audience)?
  • What is the expected outcome? Objectives?
  • Your instructional approach and proposed materials for the workshop.

A few of the potential workshop topics:

  • VIVO, research discovery, and the semantic web!
  • Theory and practice of working with the VIVO Ontology and the Integrated Semantic Framework
  • Building applications that use VIVO-compliant linked open data and/or SPARQL queries
  • Research dataset representation and linkages
  • Visualization, analysis, and metrics
  • The intersection of VIVO and international research information and identifier standards
  • ...see the complete list at http://goo.gl/e8xsHv.

The deadline to submit a workshop proposal is Friday, March 7, at 5:00pm ET. Decisions will be announced via email by Friday, March 14. Accepted workshops may be recorded and all workshops will need to place instructional materials on the VIVO wiki (http://goo.gl/eYMTZ) for use by workshop participants. All workshop organizers will receive one transferable free registration for the full VIVO Conference.

We'll select our conference workshops from the pool of submitted proposals.  For further details or inquiries, and to submit proposals, please contact the Program Chair, Dean Krafft at dean.krafft@cornell.edu. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested.

About VIVO

VIVO is an open source!, open ontology!, open process platform for hosting information about the interests, activities and accomplishments of scientists and scholars.  VIVO supports open development and integration of science and scholarship through simple, standard semantic web technologies.  Learn more at vivoweb.org.

Feb 26

Planning for the 2014 VIVO Implementation Fest is in full-swing! Visit the links below for information about the event, to register for the iFest or hackathon, or see the updated schedule. Note: some of the names for session chairs are still being confirmed, but the time slots and session topics should not change much.

New this year:

  • We'll post session-specific information as community-editable Google Docs, linked from an updated schedule by the end of next week. Stay tuned!
  • We'll make time for 1-2 five minute lightning talks in each session. This will allow a couple of individuals to present ideas or demos that are related to the session topic. Be sure to let us know if you'd like one of these spots to share your ideas or work. You can email the Duke VIVO team or add your name to the Google Docs, when available.

We hope that the lightning talks and Google Docs will enhance the collaborative culture of VIVO IFest events.

A few additional details:

Registration for 2014 IFest events is free. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel rooms, transportation, and meals outside of the iFest events. If you're coming, please complete this online survey to inform final stages of IFest planning.

To reserve a room at the reduced rate of $101 per night, please register at http://goo.gl/Jtj9nf before the deadline of February 28.

Please contact the Duke VIVO team with questions. Follow this event in real time on Twitter at #VIVOifest14 and @VIVOcollab.

Feb 19

We invite all interested parties to submit workshop proposals for the Fifth Annual VIVO Conference, to be held August 6-8 in Austin, TX. Workshops will be taught on August 6 and each will be 3.5 hours long. We strongly encourage proposals which incorporate a lively presentation style and which use a variety of instructional approaches (e.g. lecture, demonstration, group discussion, brainstorming, hands-on exercises, case studies) and materials (e.g. slides, handouts, code snippets and sample data on the VIVO wiki) throughout the session.

To apply, please submit a one-page document describing the following:

  • What content will be covered? Who will likely attend (what is the target audience)?
  • What is the expected outcome? Objectives?
  • Your instructional approach and proposed materials for the workshop.

A few of the potential workshop topics:

  • VIVO, research discovery, and the semantic web!
  • Theory and practice of working with the VIVO Ontology and the Integrated Semantic Framework
  • Building applications that use VIVO-compliant linked open data and/or SPARQL queries
  • Research dataset representation and linkages
  • Visualization, analysis, and metrics
  • The intersection of VIVO and international research information and identifier standards
  • ...see the complete list at http://goo.gl/e8xsHv.

The deadline to submit a workshop proposal is Friday, March 7, at 5:00pm ET. Decisions will be announced via email by Friday, March 14. Accepted workshops may be recorded and all workshops will need to place instructional materials on the VIVO wiki (http://goo.gl/eYMTZ) for use by workshop participants. All workshop organizers will receive one transferable free registration for the full VIVO Conference.

We'll select our conference workshops from the pool of submitted proposals.  For further details or inquiries, and to submit proposals, please contact the Program Chair, Dean Krafft at dean.krafft@cornell.edu. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested.

About VIVO


VIVO is an open source!, open ontology!, open process platform for hosting information about the interests, activities and accomplishments of scientists and scholars.  VIVO supports open development and integration of science and scholarship through simple, standard semantic web technologies.  Learn more at vivoweb.org.