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2014 VIVO Conference
August 6-8, 2014 Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, TX
VIVO Conference Program
Collaboration institutionally and beyond: status,
partners, and next steps
William Barnett, David Eichmann, Griffin Weber, Eric Meeks, Amy Brand and Holly Falk-Krzesinski
Abstract: A key component of success to VIVO and other research networking platforms is their successful use by and
utility for science communities. Such success necessarily involves stakeholders representing investigators, institutions, service and software providers, and industry partners. This panel will explore progress and plans to advance the use of research networking by researchers, explore project dynamics around a public private partnership between academic institutions and industry, and discuss how these activities can advance the mission of translational science (or science in
general) to the benefit of all. This panel will focus on the following:
• The adoption of research networking by translational sciences communities to date,
• The intellectual merits of a FutureResearchNet project in terms of improving our understanding of how researchers would discover collaborators
• How this effort will help better understand and serve the successful formation of science teams, and
• How it represents a collaboration between academia and industry.
Panelists represent national efforts to advance collaboration, institutions that have assessed the success of these efforts to date, and plans for the future.
Promoting ORCID Adoption in the Academic Institutional Ecosystem: Progress Reports from Adoption & Integration Partners Katherine Chiang, Kristi Holmes, Violeta Ilik and Christopher Shanahan Abstract: With funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the ORCID Adoption and Integration Program has provided external funding for universities and science and social science professional associations to integrate ORCID identifiers and support the collaborative elicitation and documentation of use cases in the scholarly domain. As awardees, Boston University, Cornell University, and Texas A&M University have engaged in complementary integration projects addressing different key elements of the academic research networking ecosystem -- faculty members, college-level administrators, and graduate students through the thesis and dissertation process.
ORCID provides a path forward at a global scale for addressing disambiguation issues that have significantly reduced opportunities for networking researchers across projects, departments, and institutions. ORCID is an important part of any researcher's professional identity, and it is especially important for early career researchers to claim and use their ORCID iD to help ensure they get credit for all of their work. ORCiD iDs can also benefit graduate schools, and postdoctoral affairs offices seeking better information about career outcomes.
Panelists will present their institutional experience(s) with ORCID integration and adoption ranging from proactive creation of ORCiDs for all graduate students and/or faculty members to low-key, distributed engagement at the individual college and department level to raise awareness across a heterogenous research university. Each panelist will also describe the role of a research networking system (Profiles or VIVO) with respect to ORCID adoption at their institution.
Long Paper Still to be Named Reserved one hour slot for additional long paper Short Papers The Griffith Scholars Hub - VIVO Extensions Arve Solland Abstract: In 2012, when Griffith University went live with its Research Hub, profiling research data at the University, the site quickly rose to be one of the top 3 visited sites at the University. Its relevant linked data and search functionality made it a big success, winning 2 major awards in the space of a few months.
Now almost successful 2 years after going live, the Research Hub is changing into the Scholars Hub, aiming to profile not just research data, but also academics at the university. This phase will see a massive increase in the data ingested into the hub, and this has led to further development, optimization and extension of our VIVO instance to handle the new load, content and features required for the Scholars Hub.
The following topics will be discussed:
• Current Status - Some stats and facts on how the Scholars Hub implements VIVO and how it is performing.
• Dynamic Micro Portals / Lenses - Using rdf and SPARQL to create micro portals within VIVO.
• Data Ingest methods - Loading data using an ETL server, creation of difference models and post ingest enhancements applied to the data.
• External Data consumption - Identifying external data that is related to objects in the Hub, harvesting this data, and then notifying and allowing users to confirm these relationships in a way ala the Facebook timeline.
• Presentation – Optimizing the front-end of VIVO, making it fully responsive.
• Edit Interface – The creation of a new and snappy ajax driven edit interface, removing the long load times of past.
• Integration - How we currently are integrating, and are planning to integrate the Scholars Hub with other university and external systems.
• Planned additions and improvements – Our roadmap to improving the Scholars Hub VIVO instance.
VIVO: Bringing Together Cancer Researchers in India and South Asia Anil Srivastava, Hemant Darbari, R.A. Badwe and Purvish Parikh.
Abstract: Open Health Systems Laboratory (ohsl.us) has been working over the years to deploy semantic web tools (VIVO and Eagle-i) to create team science collaborations for biomedical research coupled with its effort to create a global cyberinfrastructure— ICTBioMed: International Consortium for Technology in Biomedicine (ictbiomed.net).
The pilots initiated by OHSL have lead to two major projects in India with VIVO and Eagle-I in India supported by CDAC’s team. CDAC and OHSL has shared with participants in VIVO conferences their effort to build capacity and support use of VIVO for creating teams for biomedical research using the semantic web technologies represented by VIVO and Eagle-I and the principles of team science. The present paper will report and describe the use of these semantic web tools in these projects.
Tata Medical Hospital (TMH) and its affiliate research center, ACTREC, are implementing a portal will be using VIVO to develop and maintain the digital curriculum vitaé of its clinicians and researchers. Together TMH and ACTREC constitute Tata Medical Centre (TMC) and their portal will.
This is being expanded to include the oncologists and biomedical research resources across India’s National Cancer Grid (NCG) which consists of 41 cancer centers across India being connected by the National Knowledge Network (NKN) and led by TMC. CDAC is working with TMC and OHSL to integrate technology tools including semantic web tools.
Further developments being integrated are:
(a) Toolkit of open source harvesting tools for extraction of data of non-semantic and unstructured web sites;
(b) Integrating human mediation and machine learning in the harvesting process;
(c) Big Data to Knowledge to enrich digital curriculum vitaé; and (d) South Asia being a multilingual environment, MAchiNe assisted TRAnslation Tool (MANTRA) for translation.
OHSL is discussing with the SAARC Federation of Oncologists and South Asian Journal of Cancer the deployment of VIVO and Eagle-I to cover oncologist and biomedical research resources across South Asia as serve that will reinforce the cooperation between oncologists in the region and create a map of cancer research and treatment resources in South Asia.
This effort to use VIVO and Eagle-i to map cancer researchers and resources, combined with the ICTBioMed:
International Consortium for Technology in Biomedicine (ictbiomed.net) and the Indo-US Cancer Research Grid (IUCRG) is beginning to serve as a platform for collaboration in cancer research and treatment between South Asia and the United States.
The presentation will describe the status and lay out the plans for further and fuller implementation of semantic web technologies to create international team science for cancer research.
Enriching researcher profiles with Altmetric data Euan Adie and Catherine Chimes Abstract: The growth in the online dissemination and discussion of academic research, and the ability of altmetrics to monitor them, present a valuable opportunity for research managers and institutions as a whole.
Altmetrics tools can capture not only the downloads and citation counts for a specific article, but also enable us to understand the broader and societal impact of research. Through data such as mainstream media mentions and cites in patents and policy documents we can gather a much richer picture of the eventual outcomes of the work.
By tying this in with the structured staff and bibliographies in VIVO it is possible to explore the data by person, department or across a whole institution - allowing you to collate, monitor and report out on the attention that research published by your faculty is receiving.
In this session we will show examples of just such an integration, and explore the ways in which administrators and the authors themselves can use the data to maximum benefit.
New Tools for VIVO Developers Jim Blake Abstract: This session looks at two tools for VIVO developers: the VIVO API and the VIVO Developer panel. The API helps developers who write tools that work with VIVO. The Developer Panel helps developers who are working with VIVO itself.
VIVO is working to enhance its API, with improvements in releases 1.6 and 1.7. The Linked Open Data API has been streamlined and enhanced. SPARQL APIs have been added to permit updates was well as queries. The ListRDF API has been formalized. All of these APIs have improved content negotiation and compliance to standards, including JSON-LD output.
The VIVO Developer Panel, introduced in release 1.6, helps developers see what is happening inside their VIVO, in real time. Follow authorization flow, obtain timing information, add diagnostics to the generated HTML pages - all without stopping VIVO.
In this session, we will see how these tools are used. We also welcome discussion about tool for future releases.
VIVO and current research information systems in Germany: projects, trends and challenges Lambert Heller, Gabriel Birke, Ina Blümel, Martin Mehlberg, Christian Hauschke and Robert Jäschke Abstract: Current research information systems have existed in Germany for a few years now: some of the major universities and a number of facilities belonging to the four large German scientific associations (Max Planck, Fraunhofer, Helmholtz and Leibniz) are in the process of introducing institutional current research information systems.
Exchange and standardisation in this field are being fostered by DINI’s (German Initiative for Network Information) Current Research Information Systems working group (established in 2013) and the “Research core dataset” project initiated in 2014 by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).
Unlike in a number of Scandinavian and Eastern European countries, a centralised national infrastructure for research information is hardly conceivable in the highly federalised German research landscape. As a leading research nation with such a diverse landscape of autonomous scientific institutions, Germany is a test case for distributed research information that has to be combined nationally, interlinked and evaluated.
Some scientific libraries in Germany are well prepared for this challenge, thanks to intense activity in developing linked open data applications and online university bibliographies. For this reason, VIVO aroused considerable national interest last year, particularly due to activities undertaken by TIB’s Open Science Lab, not least in the context of the Leibniz Research Association "Science 2.0", co-founded by TIB.
After giving an overview of the situation in Germany and highlighting trends, three research and development projects currently being realised at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, L3S Research Centre and TIB will be presented.
- VIVO as a current research information system at a large German university of applied sciences: Christian Hauschke, a librarian at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, began to map the entire HEI’s research landscape in VIVO within a very short space of time; the search for an efficient data management and linked data enhancement workflow is currently under way.
- VIVO as a harvester for researcher profiles in "Science 2.0": Ina Blümel and Gabriel Birke are developing a prototype for a VIVO harvester on the topic of "Science 2.0" as a project involving students from Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
- "German Academic Web" (GAW) application to the German Research Foundation (DFG): Led by Robert Jäschke (L3S), L3S Research Centre and TIB are planning to crawl all 425 state universities and 269 institutes of scientific associations in Germany on a monthly basis. The data obtained will be processed in an automated workflow using information extraction methods, and the results made available as open data.
Building VIVO-based research management infrastructure for Higher Education: the IREMA case Anastasios Tsolakidis, Cleo Sgouropoulou, Evangelia Triperina and Panos Kakoulidis Abstract: Higher education institutions need to capture the entire activity that happens within their academic units for several reasons, including quality assurance, strategic planning and dissemination of their results. Apart from the facilitation of the various academic processes, this information is also used for networking purposes as well as for deducing meaningful results.