Enhancing Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration with VIVO
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Title: Enhancing Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration with VIVO
Physical Description: Conference Poster
Creator: Norton, Hannah F.
Garcia-Milian, Rolando
Lyon, Jennifer A.
Schaefer, Nancy
Tennant, Michele R.
Blackburn, Kaitlin
Conlon, Mike
VIVO Collaboration
Publisher: University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute
Place of Publication: Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: February 10, 2011
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Abstract: Membership in a cross-disciplinary research center like the Emerging Pathogens Institute contributes greatly to interdisciplinary collaboration because it enables communication among researchers. Imagine, then, the many benefits of a multidisciplinary digital network where scholars could easily browse the research and professional interests of all faculty at the university in order to find potential collaborators. VIVO is an online researcher profile system designed to showcase faculty members’ research interests, publications, and grants in order to enable and encourage collaboration, particularly multi-disciplinary collaboration. Initially developed at Cornell University, VIVO is being expanded for national use by the University of Florida and six partner institutions through a $12.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. In addition to displaying detailed researcher profiles, VIVO includes visualizations of existing collaborative networks and faceted searching capabilities that allow easy navigation of the wealth of information available. Although it is designed to enable networking of researchers, VIVO is different from other social and business networking platforms in the ways it obtains its data. VIVO harvests existing public data from authoritative sources, both at the university (e.g. Division of Sponsored Research grants data) and beyond (e.g. PubMed), and ties them to individual profiles. Researchers are then able to edit their profiles and add further information, but the bulk of the work of populating a profile is done through automatically incorporating existing authoritative data. By highlighting particular use case scenarios, we aim to introduce members of the Emerging Pathogens Institute to the features and benefits of VIVO and encourage their use of this tool.
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Publication Status: Published
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