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M.H. Devare V. Davis; K.L. Holmes; S. Russell Gonzalez; M.R. Tennant; M. Conlon; VIVO Collaboration*. VIVO: A Semantic Approach to Creating a National Network of Researchers Part I. Approach and Dissemination.

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M.H. Devare

  • V. Davis; K.L. Holmes; S. Russell Gonzalez; M.R. Tennant; M. Conlon;
  • VIVO Collaboration*

VIVO: A Semantic Approach to Creating a National Network of ResearchersPart I. Approach and Dissemination

*VIVO Collaboration: Cornell University: Dean Krafft (Cornell PI), Manolo Bevia, Jim Blake, Nick Cappadona, Brian Caruso, John Cline, Jon Corson-Rikert, Elly Cramer, Medha Devare, Diane Dietrich, John Fereira, Keith Jenkins, William Klinko, Carl Jay Lagoze, Brian Lowe, Holly Mistlebauer, Mary Anderson Ochs, Simeon Warner, Frances Webb, Christopher Westling, Rebecca Younes. University of Florida: Mike Conlon (VIVO and UF PI), Cecilia Botero, Kerry Britt, Erin Brooks, Amy Buhler, Ellie Bushhousen, Valrie Davis, Nita Ferree, Chris Haines, Rae Jesano, Margeaux Johnson, Sara Kreinest, Yang Li, Paula Markes, Sara Russell Gonzalez, Nancy Schaefer, Michele R. Tennant, George Hack, Chris Barnes, Narayan Raum,  Alicia Turner, Stephen Williams. Indiana University: Katy Borner (IU PI), William Barnett, Shanshan Chen, Ying Ding,  Russell Duhon, Jon Dunn, Micah Linnemeier, Nianli Ma, Robert McDonald, Barbara Ann O'Leary, Mark Price, Yuyin Sun, Alan Walsh, Brian Wheeler, Angela Zoss. Ponce School of Medicine: Richard Noel (Ponce PI), Ricardo Espada, Damaris Torres. The Scripps Research Institute: Gerald Joyce (Scripps PI), Greg Dunlap, Catherine Dunn, Brant Kelley, Paula King, Angela Murrell, Barbara Noble, Cary Thomas, Michaeleen Trimarchi. Washington University, St. Louis: RakeshNagarajan (WUSTL PI), Kristi L. Holmes, Sunita B. Koul, Leslie D. McIntosh. Weill Cornell Medical College: Curtis Cole (Weill PI), Paul Albert, Victor Brodsky, Adam Cheriff, Oscar Cruz, Dan Dickinson, Chris Huang, ItayKlaz, Peter Michelini, Grace Migliorisi, John Ruffing, Jason Specland, Tru Tran, Jesse Turner, VinayVarughese.

what is vivo
What is VIVO?
  • Semantic web application + ontology editor developed at Cornell
  • Integrates research and scholarship info across institution
  • Facilitates research discovery and cross-disciplinary collaboration
key features
Key features
  • Rich faculty profiles via data ingests from authoritative sources (HR, grants, courses, faculty reports, pubs…)
  • Manual editing via institutional authentication
  • Faceted search: Find information grouped by type
  • Data currency + repurposing and sharing
key features in development
Key features – in development
  • Map colleagues by research area, authorship, collaborations…
  • Create networks via system recommendation capability
  • Simplify reporting tasks

(e.g., generate biosketch)

what is the national network
What is the “national network”?
  • 2 year, $12.2 million effort (NIH – NCRR U24 RR029822)
  • Institutional VIVOs + semantic web-compliant profile systems

Important attributes

  • Institutions maintain control of local information
  • Rich profiles support cross-institutional collaboration
  • Cross-institutional faceted search; network visualization; maps
who will benefit
Who will benefit?
  • Faculty/Researchers
    • Customize profile created via feeds; find potential collaborators, “people like me”; discovery via high search rankings; info on activity of colleagues…
  • Students
    • Create profiles; easily find mentors + collaborators; locate facilities, events, funding opportunities…
  • Administrators
    • Quickly find cross-disciplinary expertise (research area; geography); centralize public data from diverse sources; easily repurpose information for consumers; improve faculty collaboration within or across departments and institutions…
  • Funding, donor, legislative agencies
    • Discover projects, grants, expertise (e.g. for review panels; targets for funding)…
  • General public
    • Find expertise, learn about research in a region/institution…
participation potential data providers consumers
Participation: Potential data providers/consumers
  • eagle-i(“enabling resource discovery” U24 award)
  • Federal agencies – NIH (NIH RePORTER), NSF, …
  • Search Providers – Google, Bing, Yahoo, …
  • Professional Societies – AAAS, …
  • Publishers/vendors – PubMed, Elsevier, Collexis, ISI…
  • Semantic Web community – DERI, …
  • Consortia of schools – SURA, CTSA…
  • Producers, consumers of semantic web-compliant data
facilitating adoption participation
Facilitating adoption, participation
  • VIVO installed at all consortium institutions; others exploring (schools 7+; international)
  • Support and dissemination through libraries
    • Neutral, trusted institutional entities
    • IT, information management and dissemination expertise
    • Subject experts; experience in translational/outreach roles
    • Knowledge of institutional, research, instruction landscape
    • Service ethic; tradition of academic support
    • Recognition of challenges posed by user communities…
facilitating adoption challenges
Facilitating adoption: Challenges
    • Scientist vs. administrator
      • Individual vs. institutional
  • Research vs. clinical community
    • Researchers: Early vs. established; enthusiastic, willing to participate
    • Clinicians: Less enthusiastic; “business” accumulated in other ways
    • Innovators, early adopters
      • Excited; willing to experiment
  • Early, late majority
    • Hesitant to adopt new technologies
librarians as facilitators our model
Librarians as facilitators: Our model
    • Oversight of initial content development
      • Content types, ontology, interface refinement…
      • Negotiation with campus data stewards for publicly visible data
    • Support and training: local and national level
      • Documentation, presentation/demo templates
      • Help-desk support, videos, tutorials, web site FAQs, etc.
    • Communication/liaising
      • Maintain web site (http://www.vivoweb.org)
      • Engage with potential collaborators, participants
      • Create community of support via user forums
      • Usability: Feedback, new use cases from users to technical team
  • Marketing
    • Demonstrations/exhibits, conferences, workshops, website
    • PR materials
looking ahead
Looking ahead…
    • Use case-based ontology and feature development
    • Usability; robust user support
    • Compelling proof of concept within consortium
      • Administrators, scientists, clinicians, students, staff…
  • Addressing interest from other institutions, partners
    • http://www.vivoweb.org
    • Conferences and workshops: National VIVO Conference (8/12/10; NYC)
    • Individual demos; meetings
    • Exhibits, publicity
    • Enabling participation beyond current consortium