Gunther Media Group is new VIVO Registered Service Provider. VIVO has new registered service provider – Gunter Media Group.  If you know of institutions that might want professional services to assist them in creating or maintaining their VIVO, please consider Gunter Media Group.  Gunter Media Group joins Symplectic as a registered service provider for VIVO.  See the full story on the VIVO blog.

SHARE Notify Connector Grant awarded. This week, the VIVO project was awarded a grant from the Center for Open Science to develop connector software for VIVO to and from SHARE Notify.  SHARE is a joint effort of the American Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.  SHARE Notify is SHARE's first project, a system for collecting and distributing information about the production and availability of scholarly works.  The three month project will develop open source software available through SHARE and through VIVO, that will allow VIVO sites to publish VIVO data to SHARE Notify, making it available to others through the SHARE Notify infrastructure, and for VIVO sites to consume data from SHARE Notify.  SHARE Notify currently provides data from more than 40 sources, including PubMed and CrossRef.  Some VIVO sites may find the connector a handy way to provide data to their VIVO.

The Duke Story published. As you may know, the implementation of VIVO at Duke University is called scholars@duke, and is one of the premier VIVO implementations. Julia Trimmer and her very talented team selected VIVO as the foundation for their faculty activity system and built a model for others to follow.  The Duke story was covered this week in the "Telling VIVO stories" series on the VIVO blog.  The Duke story is an unqualified success of planning, engagement and execution around a comprehensive VIVO system for a leading research university.

If you have a story to tell regarding your VIVO, we'd love to hear from you.  Contact any member of the Telling VIVO Stories Task Force.

Job available regarding SciENcv.  Last week we heard that Dr. Melissa Haendel at Oregon Health & Science University had received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to align VIVO-ISF with the data models of SciENcv, the US federal grant profile system.  There will be a position opening shortly for an ontologist to work on this effort.  If you are interested, please contact Melissa Haendel.  

VIVO Event in Hannover, Germany this Wednesday.  The workshop "VIVO as a Research Information System in Practice" will be held September 9, 2015 at the TIB, Hannover Germany.  See the announcement (in German) for details.



Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director