Congratulations to the new Leadership Group  The VIVO Leadership has been formed for the coming year.  

The Leadership Group (LG) is the "board" of VIVO – the LG sets strategic direction, appoints the LG chair and the Steering Group, and develops and approves the MOU with LYRASIS and the project budget. After member and community elections, the project has a new Leadership group.  See  VIVO Leadership Group

Continuing members include: Julia Trimmer, Duke University, Ann Beynon, Clarivate, Mike Conlon, University of Florida, Federico Ferrario, Cineca, Robert Cartolano, Columbia University, Tom Cramer, Stanford University, Hannah Sommers, George Washington University, Anna Guillaumet, Sigma, Doug Hahn, Texas A&M University, Ginny Pannabecker, Virginia Tech University, Alex Viggio, University of Colorado, Violeta Ilik, Columbia University, Christian Hauschke, TIB Hannover, and Terrie Wheeler of Weill Cornell Medicine.

The new LG member is Steven McCauley, Brown University.  Welcome Steven!

And a special thanks to LG/SG members whose terms are ending this year: Paul Albert, Weill Cornell Medicine, Mark Newton, Columbia University, Joe Zucca of the University of Pennsylvania, and Jean Rainwater of Brown University.

Thank you all for your service to a truly open and innovative open project in support of scholarship around the world!  We are looking forward to another outstanding year! 

Early bird registration available for VIVO19  It's not too late to be an early bird and save some money on registration for VIVO 19 in Podgorica Montenegro, September 4-6.

Second Early Bird Registration ends on July 29, 2019. Register at these rates by the deadline and save $50.  Register here:

Second Early Bird Academic / Non-Profit / Govt - $250

Second Early Bird Industry / For-Profit - $300

Students - $99

Local Attendees - $50

Follow conference news on Twitter at @vivocollab hashtag #vivo19

Technical initiatives  VIVO currently has three technical initiatives in progress:

  1. The Development Interest Group is working toward a release of VIVO 1.11.  The new release continues the separation of components, improves deployment options, and fixes bugs.
  2. The VIVO Scholar Task Force is developing a new front end for VIVO based on Elasticsearch, React JavaScript library, and GraphQL.
  3. The Ontology Interest Group is developing new ontology for VIVO, based on Basic Formal Ontology, expanding VIVO's ability to represent scholarship and improving alignment with ontological best practices.

All initiatives are open for all to participate.  We look forward to seeing you involved in one or more of these efforts to improve VIVO.



Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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