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Award Announcement: VIVO Collaborative Research Projects Program

The VIVO Collaboration is pleased to announce the awardees of VIVO Collaborative Research Projects Program. This opportunity was established to provide funding for people and institutions interested in developing tools that use VIVO data or code to positively impact scientists and science. We received nearly 40 top-notch proposals that crossed a number of exciting areas.  We very much look forward to supporting the work of our five awardees in the coming months.

The five awardees are:

  • VIVO Widgets
    Ricardo Pietrobon, Duke University
 with Richard Outten, Mark McCahill, and Paolo Mangiafico – Duke University
  • Digital Vita Documents (DV Docs) for VIVO
    Titus Schleyer and Michael Becich – University of Pittsburgh
  • The VIVO platform and ORCID in the scholarly identity ecosystem
    Gudmundur A. Thorisson, University of Leicester, United Kingdom; Geoffrey W. Bilder, CrossRef, Oxford, United Kingdom; and Martin Fenner Hannover Medical School, Germany on behalf of ORCID (
  • Integrating the UMLS Ontology into VIVO for Linking Biomedical Scientists
    Moises Eisenberg and Janos Hajagos – Stony Brook University Dept of Medical Informatics/SUNY REACH Web Presence Team
  • A HUBzero/Joomla! VIVO Application
    William K. Barnett, Robert H. McDonald, and Anurag Shankar – Indiana University

Awardees will present the results of their work at the 2011 VIVO Conference, August 24-26th in Washington, DC. The VIVO team would like to congratualte the awardees and thank everyone for your interest in the funding opportunity and for your continued support of VIVO!

-- January 4th, 2011

About VIVO
VIVO is an open source!, open ontology!, research discovery platform which hosts information about scientists, their interests, activities, and accomplishments. VIVO supports open development and integration of science through simple, standard semantic web! technologies.  VIVO is funded by the National Institutes of Health, U24 RR029822. Learn more about VIVO at