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VIVO [Pronunciation: /viːvəʊ/ or 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

  • Duraspace Membership Summit is coming up April 10-11. Become a VIVO Member.
  • Sprint 1 is coming up April 23-May 4. Please consider joining the sprint.
  • Call for Proposals. VIVO 2018 will be held at the JB Duke Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, June 6-8, 2018. The Call for Proposals is now open. Submit your proposal
  • Fall VIVO Camp is being planned. Comments and questions to
  • 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

VIVO-ISF ontology

  • VIVO uses a collection of ontologies to provide an extensible data standard for describing scholarship
  • VIVO-ISF, the VIVO Integrated Semantic Framework, is the core VIVO ontology
  • 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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