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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

  • VIVO Camp. Learn VIVO from experts. November 9-11, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Register today. https://goo.gl/ocvznb
  • Mark your calendars. VIVO 2018 will be held at the JB Duke Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, June 6-8, 2018.
  • 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.
  • The 2017 VIVO Conference was held August 2-4 at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. #vivo17. Thanks to all attendees, sponsors, presenters, and the VIVO 2017 Conference Planning Task Force. Materials from the conference are available on OpenVIVO

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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