Information on supporting adoption, installation and implementation of VIVO at your local institution.
Profile information is automatically imported in the system from verified sources such as human resources, grant databases, course listings, and faculty activity information. Data may also be entered or customized manually by the individual user. VIVO then makes this information available for browse and search capabilities as well as export to other web pages and outside sources.
Individuals may access the browse and search functionalities of VIVO at any time via the web. Researchers, scholars, students, administrators, funding agencies, donors, and members of the general public may all benefit from utilizing VIVO.
VIVO facilitates the process of finding research collaborators or sources of specified skills and informaton. The integrated system promotes the kind of cross-disciplinary collaborations that are becoming more vital in the current research environment.
Most of the current networking platforms depend on manual input of information by users while VIVO is automatically populated with data from verified sources. VIVO's data collection methodology uses controlled vocabulary in order to standardize the information and make it easier to locate and retrieve. The system's added functionality provides data in a consistent format that is readable by not only people but other computer applications as well.
The open source! VIVO software and ontology! is available for download. Note that we are still early in the project, and we anticipate releasing new versions every few months. We welcome your feedback. If you have questions about the project please contact us. If you would like to receive regular updates about the VIVO project, please subscribe to our notification list.