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  • VIVO Community Calendar: We now have a shared calendar for all VIVO events! Thanks to Paul Albert for setting this up.

  • Apps & Tools Working Groupnext call September 23 at 1pm ET

  • Ontology Working Groupnext call September 9 at 1pm ET

    • On the Tuesdays when there is not a call, there will be Ontology Office Hours using the same call-in information as the main Ontology calls

  • VIVO Hackathon: October 13-15

    • Where: Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853
    • Who: Anyone interested in participating and hopefully contributing to the development, documentation, or testing of VIVO software, the VIVO-ISF ontology, or apps & tools to produce, visualize, or leverage VIVO data
    • Cost: No registration fee. You pay your travel, hotel, and meals. We provide space, access to Cornell VIVO developers, and refreshments.
    • Tracks/topics discussed at

    • Please register and make your hotel reservation

      • Hotel Ithaca, 607 272-1000, VIVO room block, $129/night, must reserve by Friday, September 12

Theme: Upgrading to VIVO 1.6 and 1.7

  • Attending institutions: TBD

    • Who has already upgraded their production VIVO to 1.6 or 1.7?
    • Who has a 1.6 or 1.7 upgrade in development, test, or staging?
    • If you haven't started work on upgrading, what is the primary factor?
  • Upgrade Scenarios
    • upgrading from 1.5 to 1.6
    • upgrading from 1.6 to 1.7
    • strategies for upgrading from older versions (1.4 and earlier)
  • Topics
    • Benefits of upgrading?
    • Migrating data to VIVO-ISF
      • Bundled VIVO migration tool
      • VIVO-ISF ontology documentation
      • VIVO Harvester support
      • Other approaches
      • Supporting downstream data users
    • Upgrading customized themes
    • Upgrading custom list views and forms
    • Other?
      • VIVO security model changes?


Notable List Traffic

See the vivo-dev-all archive and vivo-imp-issues archive for complete email threads

Call-in Information

Calls are held every Thursday at 1 pm eastern time – convert to your time at

  • Date: Every Thursday, no end date
  • Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
  • Meeting Number: 641 825 891

To join the online meeting

1. Call in to the meeting:

   1-855-244-8681 (Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada))

   1-650-479-3207 (Call-in toll number (US/Canada))

2. Enter the access code:

   641 825 891 #

3. Enter your Attendee ID:

   8173 #

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