VIVO: Creating Connections
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Title: VIVO: Creating Connections
Physical Description: Poster
Creator: Conlon, Mike
Blackburn, Kaitlin
Norton, Hannah F.
Garcia-Milian, Rolando
Tennant, Michele R.
*VIVO Collaboration
Publication Date: March 14, 2011
Abstract: VIVO is an open source Semantic Web application designed for research discovery to showcase scholars’ interests, activities, and accomplishments 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. Although it is designed to enable networking of researchers, VIVO is different from other social and business networking platforms in the ways it obtains and uses 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 automatically by incorporating existing public data. Researchers often need to find information about grants, publications, and people, but this data is rarely contained in one location and finding useful information can be time consuming and challenging. VIVO is designed to integrate and connect data from these diverse sources. VIVO can also be used by scholars to develop new connections and possibilities for collaboration. VIVO includes visualizations of existing collaborative networks based on joint authorship and grant funding. VIVO’s data can serve as the foundation for further network analyses and visualizations of the research enterprise on the individual, local, and global levels. This poster aims to introduce members of the College of Medicine community to the features and benefits of VIVO and encourage their use of this tool in their research.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Kaitlin Blackburn.
Publication Status: Unpublished
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
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