A list of why VIVO is important to different constituencies - a very pragmatic list with practical examples. Also see "Explaining Linked Data to Your Pro Vice Chancellor" for a good discussion on related topics which can be used for onsite discussions. Please add to this list as you can.
- Point to data sets and research products
- All data is linked within the context of a person - and that data can lead to other valuable sources
- You can individually brand yourself/research
- Links can help your search engine rankings rise quickly.
- Getting funding (linking research to grants).
- Opening research to the world (imagine having your citations displayed on your affiliate society pages and beyond).
- Finding collaborators (simplifies the process of identifying experts in a field and reaching out to them).
- Being "found" by potential collaborators.
- VIVO can help junior faculty and trainees identify mentors.
- Find campus events and take advantage of local opportunities.
- Highlight teaching expertise/responsibilities. Teaching is often a thankless job on campus.
- Keep current on research in my department, on my campus.
- Find core research facilities and people with expertise within the cores.
- Track collaborators.
- Track competitors.
- Find support services on campus - library liaison, support personnel within administrative groups, etc.
- Highlight a changed research direction. Publications often lag ~2 years behind what's actually being done in the lab (Research_Objective statement is a vehicle for this).
- VIVO's ontology makes information easily findable