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Calls are held every Thursday at 1 pm eastern daylight time (GMT-5) – convert to your time at

These calls now use WebEx – see the "Call-in Information" at the bottom of this page.

Please add additional agenda items or updates --


  • Stony Brook
    • how to share common vocabularies – how to collaborate on this and where to host/store the data
    • Jon suggesting extending a service like the UMLS service built at Stony Brook – does such a list exist; if not, where would be put it; how would you access it
    • According to the British government posted research funding datasets online as RDF data.  Tammy is currently checking to see if the US has posted any such data.

  • Florida
    • Updated to VIVO 1.5.1, but having re-index errors and mailing list thread hasn't been resolved... discussed on call... possible root cause is bad data in MySQL evidenced by repeated errors in logs...
  • Weill
    • Cleaning up the publication data
    • Working to improve performance. Plan on increasing the database cache. So far we have increased the MySQL Query_cache_size to 64M. Do we need more? What's the cache size for other sites?
    • Matt at UF: were looking at query_cache_size also – what is optimal (versus restarting Tomcat)?
    • Tammy: Running the MySQLTuner script on our system, made the recommendation "Variables to adjust: query_cache_size (> 32M)".  (Note that everybody's system may be different.) 
  • UCSF
    • Updating to VIVO-compatible version of Profiles, but converting data is time consuming
  • Duke
    • Available on campus
    • Loading pub data in batches using Elements, faculty can edit changes and trigger individual refreshes from VIVO 


  • Cornell


  • Colorado

    • Minor release v1.1 of third tier build, releasing to v1.5.1 UCCS in production also new data with modified ingest Selenium script
  • Penn
    • concerns about performance issues when there's a lot of simultaneous editing, which might have been addressed by Tim at Brown – try to get an update on this
  • NYU – 
  • Johns Hopkins – 
  • Indiana --
  • Brown – 
  • other

Community approach to discussing new ideas

  • Mailing list versus weekly calls versus Wiki versus JIRA versus IdeaScale (also GitHub repos, Issues, wikis, etc)
    • Discuss ideas on mailing list and weekly calls?
    • Todos and tasks on JIRA?
    • Capture notes and research on wiki?
    • Use IdeaScale's voting to prioritize? (you can also vote in JIRA)
  • What path is available if you have a problem, and can start working on the solution? Is there a shortcut to contributing?

Notable development list traffic

  • Check list traffic for last week

Call-in Information

Topic: VIVO weekly call

Date: Every Thursday, no end date

Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Meeting Number: 641 825 891

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