VIVO is an open source, semantic-web tool for research and scholarship discovery. Emerging tools enable participants to visualize research activity, discover linkages between people, programs, funding, scholarly works, events and more.
When VIVO is installed and populated with researcher interests, activities, and accomplishments, it enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines at that institution. VIVO supports browsing and a search function which returns faceted results for rapid retrieval of desired information.
Content in any local VIVO installation may be maintained manually, brought in to VIVO in automated ways from local systems of record, such as HR, grants, course, and faculty activity databases, or from database providers such as publication aggregators and funding agencies.
Upcoming and Recent Events
VIVO 2013 Conference
The 4th Annual VIVO Conference will be held in St. Louis on August 14 to 16. See the VIVO 2013 Conference web site for more information.
VIVO 2013 Implementation Fest
The 2013 Implementation Fest was hosted at the University of Colorado in Boulder on April 25 & 26. Any session slides or other materials and notes that will be shared will be linked on 2013 VIVO Implementation Fest wiki page.
VIVO Source Code on GitHub
We're building the VIVO Community, as a number of institutions, organizations and individuals outside of the VIVO Grant are getting involved. Here is how you can get more involved.
Anyone may read this wiki (and the accompanying JIRA issue tracker)
- Anyone can read any page in the wiki and view the VIVO issues in JIRA, at https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/VIVO
Anyone may sign up for an account on this wiki (and the accompanying JIRA issue tracker)
- Anyone with a DuraSpace ID can edit pages on the wiki, create JIRA issues, or comment on JIRA issues.
- Get your DuraSpace ID here: https://jira.duraspace.org/secure/Signup!default.jspa
Want to be more involved? Get a connection to the project.
- To edit issues in JIRA, we just need to connect you with VIVO. Send a note with your DuraSpace ID to request this connection.
- Beware - this also means that JIRA issues can be assigned to you!
New to VIVO and/or the VIVO Wiki? Scroll through the information and take a look at how you might learn more and get involved in the software, projects, implementation efforts and more.
- Weekly development/implementation calls
- Bi-weekly Ontology Call
- Adoption and Outreach call
- 2012 bi-weekly implementation call minutes
Semantic Web Developers
VIVO is a Java Enterprise application built around the Jena Semantic Web Framework.
Here is some information to help you find your way around the code base.
SPARQL is the query language for semantic data. SPARQL Resources will help you get started and provide you with basic queries.
Scientists, Faculty, Researchers
Librarians, Research Administrators, Communications and Outreach Providers
Are you tasked with introducing VIVO to your community? You might find the resources in the Learning about VIVO section of interest. Here you'll find support information such as VIVO Benefits which discusses how different stakeholders can leverage VIVO and VIVO data, VIVO FAQs that have been raised during local outreach presentations, conferences, and emails to project members, and a Semantic Web resources to help you learn about the semantic web, linked open data, and more.
Join us on the biweekly Adoption and Outreach Call which offers an opportunity to ask questions, share information and connect with the larger VIVO community on issues related to policy, outreach and adoption, material and strategy development and so on.
Notes from VIVO Global Call at 4 pm EST Wednesday, February 20
This call brought the North American VIVO community together with representatives from the European, Central American, and Asia Pacific community to hear about the Research Profiles Conference 2013 held February 18 in Melbourne. For details and topics discussed please see the agenda and call-in information page
Institutions Implementing or Evaluating VIVO
Institutions Participating in the 2009-2012 VIVO Grant
Public VIVO Implementations
please add your institution's VIVO as it becomes public
- American Psychological Association (APA) – see also the Publish Trust Framework
- Bournemouth University Academic Profile Pages, United Kingdom
- Colegio Postgraduados en Ciencias Agricolas, Mexico
- Cornell University VIVO
- Scholars@Duke (new!)
- Griffith University Research Hub, Australia
- Indiana University VIVO
- Ponce School of Medicine VIVO
- SUNY Research in Academic Health
- Technical University Eindhoven VIVO, the Netherlands
- The Scripps Research Institute VIVO
- University of Colorado Boulder VIVO
- University of Florida VIVO
- University of Melbourne Find an Expert, Australia
- Weill Medical College Clinical and Translational Science Center VIVO (temporarily on campus only)
VIVO Implementations In Progress
Many institutions run VIVO behind a campus firewall during an evaluation or initial data population and review phase, so public links to their VIVO instances are not yet available. In addition, not all implementations mature into production projects. You may reach many of these via the VIVO implementation mailing list.
- Brown University, Rhode Island
- Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Curtin University, Australia
- Duke University, North Carolina
- Emory University, Georgia
- Hunter College, New York City
- Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
- Johns Hopkins University, Maryland
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
- Data Archiving and Networked Services, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW), the Netherlands
- Global Forum on Agriculture Research, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- Imperial College London
- Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Costa Rica
- Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Monash University, Australia
- New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City
- Northeastern University, Boston
- Oregon Health & Science University
- Otago Research Data Registry, New Zealand
- Pennsylvania State University
- PetaByte Nonprofit Research Ltd, Hungary
- Queensland University of Technology
- RPI Center for Nanoscale Innovation
- St. George's, University of London
- Stony Brook University
- SUNY Buffalo (collaborating with SUNY Oneonta)
- University of Auckland, New Zealand
- University of California-Irvine
- University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
- University of Colorado Colorado Springs
- University of Hawaii
- University of Idaho
- University of Illinois at Chicago
- University of Kentucky
- University of Memphis
- University of Nebraska Lincoln
- University of New Mexico
- University of North Texas
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Southern California
- University of Utah
- University of Virginia
- University of Washington
- University of Western Australia
- University of Wisconsin Madison
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- VU University, Amsterdam
Other implementation resources
- A more detailed listing of International VIVOs - VIVO projects and implementations outside of the United States
- Press release: USDA Agencies to Join Scientific Networking System
Getting in Touch
If your questions or concerns are not answered by this wiki, here is how to best reach someone on the VIVO Team.
Please find information about communicating with us.
Attending a conference? Check the Upcoming Events table to connect with VIVO colleagues in the US and around the world.