Welcome, University of New Mexico, as a member of Duraspace supporting the VIVO Project!  The University of New Mexico has joined the VIVO Project as a Silver Member.  You can find their VIVO site here:  https://vivo.health.unm.edu/.  The University of New Mexico is the flagship university of the state of New Mexico in the US.  The university is a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Award program of the National Institutes of Health.  The university has coordinated the Mountain West Consortium, a group of schools in the western university states, each providing VIVO data.  See https://search.vivo.ctr-in.org/ for a consortium search capability across the schools of the consortium.  A hearty thanks to the University of new Mexico for their support of Duraspace and VIVO!

New VIVO site at the University of Wollongong.  The University of Wollongong Australia has launched a new VIVO site.  See https://scholars.uow.edu.au/.  This site has an attractive, responsive user interface with data on people, publications, grants, research areas and more.  Check it out!

Open Repositories, 2016.  Graham Triggs and I enjoyed meeting people at Open Repositories in Dublin, learning more about current work in repositories, repository software, open science, and projects  with intersections with VIVO.  The conference of 480 or so attendees from around the world had significant content this year on acquisition and preservation of research data.  We presented OpenVIVO as a poster.  The poster is available at Figshare here.

Apps and Tools Interest Group call this Thursday. The Apps and Tools Interest Group will have its call this Thursday at 1 PM US Eastern time.  Please join the call to discuss tools and applications used with VIVO.  Have an idea for software that might improve the value of VIVO – make VIVO data easier to manage, use VIVO data in a new way?  Share your idea on the call!  Have  question about a tool listed in the Apps and Tools Catalog?  Share your question on the call!

See OpenVIVO at ALA.   I'll be presenting OpenVIVO at ALA this Saturday, June 25 at the Orlando Convention Center in a panel session regarding linked data.  If you are going to ALA, I hope you have a chance to attend the panel.



Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director