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VIVO [Pronunciation: vee-voh] is member-supported, open source software and an ontology for representing scholarship.  VIVO supports recording, editing, searching, browsing and visualizing scholarly activity. VIVO encourages research discovery, expert finding, network analysis and assessment of research impact.  VIVO is easily extended to support additional domains of scholarly activity.

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VIVO Calendar

  • SAVE THE DATE! VIVO 2019 will be held September 4-6, 2019 in beautiful Podgorica, Montenegro. See http://bit.ly/vivo2019. Follow #vivo19 on Twitter.
  • Fall VIVO Camp was held at Columbia University in New York City, October 18-20. Plan to attend spring camp. Dates to be announced soon.
  • Conferences Attended and to Attend lists upcoming conferences of interest to the VIVO community. If you are attending an upcoming conference, please add to the list, and consider organizing a VIVO session or presentation.

Upcoming Meetings

What is VIVO?

VIVO developers and implementers

The VIVO ontology

  • VIVO uses a collection of ontologies to provide an extensible data standard for describing scholarship
  • The VIVO ontology is part of the VIVO-ISF, the VIVO Integrated Semantic Framework
  • OpenRIF (Open Research Information Framework) is an open source project that works to develop and align information models including VIVO-ISF.
  • SPARQL is the query language for semantic data. Learn more about SPARQL.

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