Welcome Universidad Carlos III de Madrid!  UC3M has a created a research portal using VIVO.  See https://researchportal.uc3m.es/  The site contains data on active researchers, publications from 2008 forward, and projects from 2006 forward.  The UC3M Research Portal home page succinctly describes the purpose of the site:

Our aim is to foster access to scientific and research information that will give quick, dynamic and up to date answer to these 2 questions:

  • Who is researching a specific topic?
  • What is an expert, group or particular department researching?

This simple and clear statement of purpose is a model for all of us.

Do you have a VIVO site in progress?  We'd love to hear about your site.  You can register your site on the VIVO site registry.  It's easy. Or send a note to one of the VIVO email lists and we can register your site for you.  Or send me an email.  We'd love to hear from you.

PIDapalooza archive  PIDapalooza, a first time conference devoted to the topic of persistent identifiers, was held recently in Reykjavik.  A Figshare archive of the presentations is available.   Persistent identifiers such as DOI, ORCiD, and GRID are critical to the ability of VIVO sites to match metadata regarding scholarly works, people and organizations respectively.  It's great to see the conference taking shape and great to see the archive.  There is much to look forward to as elements of the scholarly ecosystem continue to improve their use of persistent identifiers.

Implementation call this Thursday  The Implementation Interest Group call will be held this Thursday at 1 PM.  The call is a great place to share what is happening with your site, to ask questions, and to participate in discussion with others implementing VIVO.  I hope you can join the call.



Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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