May 23, 2022

New Pilot Project To Put Relevant Projects, Collaborators, Data at Researchers’ Fingertips

Details about a new two-year pilot project.

From the Vivo & UCAR Blogs:

As observing instruments and computer modeling become increasingly refined, the amount of data generated by field studies has grown tremendously. Storing and archiving the data is a challenge in itself, but scientists also need the data to be easily accessible and connected to other relevant resources.

To help address this issue, UCAR [University Corporation for Atmospheric Data] is launching a project with two partners—Cornell University and UNAVCO—that aims to connect the dots among field experiments, research teams, datasets, research instruments, and published findings.


The project will demonstrate the benefits of a linked open data tool, known as VIVO, for managing scientific information and data.

Developed by Cornell University Library in collaboration with a number of partners, VIVO is being used by over 100 organizations to create authoritative research profiles for faculty and staff as well as to link to their published studies and other relevant research.

Other organizations, such as the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, are extending VIVO to manage information related to scientific projects and research instruments.

Learn More About the Pilot

Learn More About VIVO

The rich semantically structured data in VIVO support and facilitate research discovery. Examples of applications that consume these rich data include: visualizations, enhanced multi-site search through VIVO Search, and applications such as VIVO Searchlight, a browser bookmarklet which uses text content of any webpage to search for relevant VIVO profiles, and the Inter-Institutional Collaboration Explorer, an application which allows visualization of collaborative institutional partners, among others.

VIVO Membership List

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