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The open source! community for VIVO can be found on GitHub and SourceForge. Links to the current release are found below. The source code can be found on GitHub, and downloads of previous releases can be found on SourceForge.

VIVO Application Source

VIVO can be installed from source by downloading either a zip or tar.gz file and deploying it to your web server for production use. Please follow the Installation Documentation for the version you download.

File Name Version Size Date



1.8  180.2 MB May-04-2015




1.8  177.1 MB May-04-2015

* VIVO-funded institutions, please see directions for VIVO analytics tracking.

VIVO Ontology

For those who wish to review the ontology!, we provide the following OWL file, which can be loaded into common ontology editors such as Protégé.  Descriptive materials and documentation for the ontology can be found on the VIVO Duraspace wiki. NOTE that VIVO 1.8 continues to use the vivo-isf-public-1.6.owl ontology.

File Version Size Date


1.6 746 KB 12-17-2013

VIVO Virtual Appliance

The original VIVO virtual appliance solution has been replaced by a new open-source solution utilizing Vagrant and Oracle VIrtualBox. The Vagrant configuration for VIVO is linked below and will provision a virtual machine (VM) guest on a Windows, Mac or Linux host. This Vagrant configuration will then deploy a fresh VIVO build inside of this VM, that is accessible via a local web browser. This enables easy installation of VIVO in approximately 30-45 minutes for evaluation and testing purposes. Other Vagrant providers are likely to be supported in the future including VMWare and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Please note that Vagrant should only be used to deploy to a production environment if you are well versed in Linux administration. All system administration, database, and application usernames and passwords are preset and shared in the publicly-avaliable documentation. Therefore, the system would need to be properly secured by modifying the Vagrantfile and related configuration files.

File Version Size Date


1.5 or newer 332 KB 07-12-2014

VIVO Tools

Several tools have been developed for working with VIVO data, principally to facilitate data ingest and updating or to streamline re-use of data from VIVO in other applications. Most of these tools are available in the VIVO SVN repository. For more information, please see the current list of tools on the VIVO SourceForge site.