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Front. Res. Metr. Anal. | doi: 10.3389/frma.2017.00012

OpenVIVO: Transparency in Scholarship

  • 1Stony Brook University, United States
  • 2University of Florida, United States
  • 3DuraSpace, United States
  • 4Oregon Health & Science University, United States
  • 5Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, United States

OpenVIVO is a free and open hosted semantic web platform open to anyone that gathers and shares open data about scholarship around the world. OpenVIVO, based on the VIVO open source platform, provides transparent access to data about the scholarly work of its participants. OpenVIVO demonstrates the use of persistent identifiers, automatic real-time ingest of scholarly ecosystem metadata, use of VIVO-ISF and related ontologies, attribution of work, and publication and reuse of data – all critical components of presenting, preserving, and tracking scholarship. The system was created by a cross-institutional team over the course of three months. The team created and used RDF models for research organizations in the world based on Digital Science GRID data, for academic journals based on data from CrossRef and the US National Library of Medicine, and created a new model for attribution of scholarly work. All models, data, and software are available in open repositories.

Keywords: vivo, scholarly ecosystem, Transparency, data sharing, Semantic Web, ORCID, GRID, contribution role ontology

Received: 01 Oct 2017; Accepted: 06 Dec 2017.

Edited by:

Henk F. Moed, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Reviewed by:

Erjia Yan, Drexel University, United States
Ed Noyons, Leiden University, Netherlands  

Copyright: © 2017 Ilik, Conlon, Triggs, Haendel and Holmes. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Violeta Ilik, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, United States, ilik.violeta@gmail.com