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VIVO in Denmark  Last week I had the great pleasure of being a guest of the Danish Technical University (a VIVO member) at the advisory board meeting of their ROI-AV project.  They have done wonderful work on visualization, leading to their Opera project.  The next day, DTU held a delightful workshop.  I gave a talk which you can find here:  The following day I gave an invited talk at the AESIS conference "The Impact Agenda for Social Sciences and the Humanities:  My talk was titled "Impact, the Disciplines, and VIVO".  You can find it here:  

The Danish Technical University is doing amazing work with VIVO in the area of research intelligence. They have a very strong team, and I look forward to having them participate in the future of VIVO, and to see what they are up to in the future.

Also in Denmark is Aalborg University, with another very strong team doing strong VIVO work.  Led by David Budtz Pedersen, the Aalborg team expects to have a production VIVO site next spring.  They have done significant work in the humanities and in research assessment and impact.  I had a chance to spend some time meeting the members of their team.  They are a strong addition to the VIVO community.

On the road  I'll be on the road over the next couple of months, with a few days in Gainesville, Florida in between.  The dates below include travel days.  Will you be at any of these meetings?  I'd love to catch up and hear from you in person!

  • October 9-12, Force 11, Montreal
  • October 13-16, Metadata workshop, Leiden, Netherlands
  • October 17-20, VIVO Camp, New York City
  • October 31 - November 2, CHEAR (NIH) meeting, New York City
  • November 3-8, RDA Plenary, Gaborone, Botswana
  • November 9-16, Vacation, Capetown, South Africa, Jacksonville, Florida
  • November 21-25, Thanksgiving holiday, Washington, DC

I'll be back at my desk in Gainesville, Florida, beginning November 26.

I should have good Internet throughout most of my travels.  I look forward to meeting new people and discussing VIVO with them in a variety of settings.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH).  You may have noticed I will be going to an NIH meeting in October.  Turns out that I have taken a small assignment back at the University of Florida to be the co-PI of the the US national Metabolomics Consortium Coordinating Center (M3C).  With my co-PI, we will coordinate a consortium of five compound identification cores, seven data analysis and software development cores, and the national metabolomics data repository at UC San Diego.  Along the way, we will construct a VIVO for metabolomics, gathering information on people, grants, papers, datasets, and software related to metabolomics.  We will coordinate with the European Bioinformatics Institute on metabolomics issues.  I will be working with Chris Barnes of Florida, who some of you may remember.  Chris runs the UF VIVO site and will support the new VIVO.  Should be great fun.



Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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