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The Open VIVO task force is active, and looking for additional help in Graphics/UI, Java development and RDF generation and management. If you'd like to help, please contact Mike Conlon or Graham Triggs



Provide a brief description of why the Task Force is being proposed. Include sufficient background information to allow the reader to understand how the work fits into the current context of the current activities of the VIVO project. Only 2-3 bullet points or sentences are necessary.


Provide a bulleted list of the Task Force objectives.


Provide a bulleted list of deliverables.


This is a community-driven project.  Schedules are subject to change as people are available.  Open VIVO is a demonstration schedule for first appearance at the Force16 conference in Portland, Sunday April 17-Tuesday April 19.  To demonstrate Open VIVO at the conference, the schedule below is proposed.

Requirements are in place.  Additional features could be added if time and resources permit, and if the feature(s) are consistent with the nature and purpose of Open VIVO.



Develop charter, requirements, resource feasibility, solicit participation, approval of steering, project infrastructure, launch sub projects

3 weeks


2016-02-13All complete except infrastructure. Mike Conlon working on this. On track.

Domain name, infrastructure hosting, stand up platform, three tier build, branding

4 weeks


2016-3-06Domain obtained. Infrastructure provider identified. Graham Triggs working on this. On track.

ORCiD authentication, Profile creation, ORCiD hook for DOI

6 days


TBAJim Blake will work on this. On track.
RDF generation for Journals (CrossRef) and Organizations (Grid)4 weeks2016-02-132016-03-13

Muhammad Javed will work with Mike Conlon on Journals. David Eichmann will work with Mike Conlon on Organizations. Alexandre Rademaker will also help.

Figshare Ingest4 weeks2016-02-132016-03-13Ted Lawless will work with Mike Conlon on this.
Publication Ingest from CrossRef with Attribution from user-entered DOI5 weeks2016-02-072016-03-12Graham Triggs is working on this. Prompt, fetch, confirm working. On track.
Full assembly – all features in place. Begin testing, begin remediation1 week2016-03-132016-03-19Tight coordination among team members needed here.
Remediation or additional features2 weeks2016-03-202016-04-02If things need to be fixed, fix them. If things need to be smoothed, smooth them. If things can be added, add them.

Final acceptance testing, refinement, communications, presentation materials

2 weeks



Workshops and Visualizations Hackathon at Force 11 Conference

1 day2016-04-172016-04-17 

Additional Force11 demonstrations, continuous update of open VIVO from Figshare and ORCiD, continuous export of data to GitHub, continuous import of data to Iowa repositories and tools.

2 days2016-04-182016-04-19 



Name and Affiliation - task force lead

Name and Affiliation - facilitator

Name and Affiliation - member

Name and Affiliation - member

others to be solicited from the VIVO Community

Meeting Times


Communication Channels

  • Distribute proposed charter and solicit participation from community via appropriate mailing list

  • Announce task force creation and progress on relevant Working Group calls.

  • Create a page in the VIVO wiki (, with child pages for agenda, notes, and additional information

Agendas and Notes

  • Solicit agenda items from task force members 3 days before meeting

  • Prepare agenda and distribute no less than 24 hours before meeting

Use standard meeting agenda and notes format (see VIVO wiki Task Force Agenda Template (click --> here for example).

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