Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM PDT
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT

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UCSD Biomedical Library 
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

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Kristi Searle 

VIVO Camp is a multi-day training event designed specifically for new and prospective users. Camp will be held April 5 - 7, 2018 in the Biomedical Library at the University of California San Diego.  Over two and a half days, VIVO Camp will start with an introduction to VIVO leading to a comprehensive overview by exploring these topics: 

  • VIVO features
  • Examples and demos of VIVO including customizations
  • Representing scholarship
  • Loading, displaying and using VIVO data
  • Introduction to the ontologies
  • Managing a VIVO project
  • Engaging communities
  • Using VIVO resources
Participants can expect to gain a broad understanding of all aspects of implementing VIVO, including scoping and planning, development and data ingest, user engagement and customizations. This event will be an opportunity to meet and consult with key VIVO community members and to benefit from the experience of many successful VIVO implementations. The curriculum will include multiple opportunities to address current challenges. Participants should bring specific questions to VIVO Camp for discussion.

VIVO Camp instructors provide years of experience holding VIVO events, managing VIVO implementations, and participating in the VIVO community.

  • Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director and served as the principal investigator at the University of Florida on the NIH grant to create the VIVO community
  • Violeta Ilik, Stony Brook University, program chair for the 2017 VIVO Conference.
  • Paul Albert, Weill Cornell Medicine, chair of the VIVO Implementation Interest Group, chair of the 2018 VIVO Conference
  • Benjamin Gross, Clarivate, VIVO Implementation Support Specialist

Join us in April to learn about VIVO and consult with this group of VIVO experts. Registration is limited.  Please register to reserve your place at VIVO Camp.  We will close registration when the event has filled.

See you in California!

Attendance is limited to the first 40 registrants.  Payment is due upon registration.  

Please note: If you are a DuraSpace Member please be sure to select the reduced Member Rate when completing payment.  Once payment has been made any errors can only result in a refund minus a $35 administrative fee.

Cancellations must be made by March 9, 2018 to receive a refund (minus a $35 administrative fee).  Cancellations after this date will not be eligible to receive a refund.


Participants are responsible for their own accommodations.  Local hotels include: Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla, Sheraton La Jolla Hotel and Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.