Please forgive duplicate messages. FYI below - Please plan to attend and share with interested faculty/researchers. Thanks, Marian Boyle xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx VIVO: Enabling National Networking of Scientists Wednesday, May 12, 2010 McKnight Brain Institute LG-110A/B 1:00-2:00pm Michael Conlon, PhD Associate CIO, IT Architecture University of Florida VIVO is a research discovery tool as well as an NIH-funded project to develop the tool into a national network of scientists. The project, headquartered at UF, will establish national networking of scientists by providing a new software system (VIVO) and support for scientists using VIVO. Scientists using VIVO will be able to find other scientists and their work. Conversely, scientists using VIVO will be found by other scientists doing similar or complimentary work. Support for researchers using VIVO will be available though the libraries. The talk will introduce VIVO and its features, data sources for research networking, the support model and the national architecture for new tools enabled by VIVO. Establishing national networking of scientists will significantly improve all of biomedical research in the United States by providing opportunities across all disciplines to identify existing and on-going work, identify potential new collaborations and improve and extend existing collaborations. National networking gives scientists critical new information regarding current scientific activity to improve science, knowledge and human health. Please contact Marian Boyle ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) with any questions.