Development call this Thursday.  The Development Interest Group will meet this Thursday at 1 PM via WebEx.  The WebEx link is here.  Graham Triggs will lead a discussion of development in progress and planned future development.  Are you a developer?  Please consider joining the call.

Ontologists Unite! The Ontology Improvement Task Force is looking for you.  The task force will create methods for improving the VIVO ontology.  As some of you may know, the VIVO ontology is a subset of VIVO-ISF, the VIVO Integrated Semantic framework.  No changes have been made for several years.  But there are reasons to improve the ontologies used by VIVO (what are they?) and there needs to be a way to update the ontology (what might that be?) If you are interested in change management in the context of open source communities, this is the task force for you.  The next call of the task force will be Monday, March 13 at 11 AM US Daylight time (US clocks "spring forward for daylight savings time the day before the call).  Here's the webex link.  All are welcome! 

VIVO 2017 Call for proposals closes March 26.  The 2017 VIVO Conference ( will be held at Weill Cornell Medicine August 2-4.  Do you have work you would like to share with the VIVO community?  VIVO 2017 is accepting submissions for posters, panels, workshops, and talks.  Please consider submitting your work.   We make it easy.  The conference is a fantastic opportunity to meet people in the community, and organize new things for the VIVO community.  Submit your work.  See you in New York City!

Not too late for VIVO Camp.  We are going to have a great time in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel learning about VIVO.  It's not too late to join us.  Register at 

Do you have a VIVO site?  Is your site in the VIVO Site registry?  If not, please add your site.  It is very important to the VIVO Project to help our sites across the world and to share information with our sites.  If your site is already listed, that's great!  If not, please follow the directions on the page to add your site.  If your site is listed, but the listing needs to be updated, please update your listing using the instructions on the page.  Oh, one more thing.  If you know of a VIVO site or site(s) that are not listed in the registry, please let us know so we can contact them and have them added.  Thanks to all for your help maintaining the VIVO Site Registry!



Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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