- RMLMapper – presented at the 2019 VIVO Conference, RMLMapper is a tool for defining maps from data sources to RDF.
- robot – robot is a command-line Java-based tool of the OBO Foundry for manipulating RDF files and developing ontologies. robot includes a reasoner, a template capability, validation, merge and other ontology tools. The VIVO ontology interest group uses robot to develop ontologies. The Language Ontology was developed using robot.
- SHACL – W3c Standard Shapes Constraint Language, a standard for specifying constraints on graph data using RDF.
- Fuseki - Jena project free-standing SPARQL end-point. . Loading VIVO triples into a Fuseki end-point can provide in-memory SPARQL query at high speed.