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Thomson Reuters to Provide Institutional Support Services for VIVO as Registered Service Provider

Thomson Reuters will help VIVO users enable collaboration and discovery

Austin, TX  Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business (IP & Science) has become a DuraSpace Registered Service Provider (RSP) for the VIVO Project. DuraSpace is a not-for-profit organization providing open technologies and services that promote durable access to digital data. Thomson Reuters intellectual property and science professionals drive innovation, protect intellectual assets and create maximum value from their ideas by providing solutions that power the intellectual property lifecycle. Thomson Reuters is a long-time supporter of the VIVO project, and can help organizations implement and extend VIVO to meet their needs through data services and complementary software and services, such as Converis, InCites and the Web of Science.

"As a Registered Service Provider for VIVO, Thomson Reuters will help ensure that institutions can fully participate in making research and institutional resources available for search, discovery, and analysis,” explained Jonathan Markow, CSO of DuraSpace. “We heartily welcome them to the RSP Program!”

VIVO, an open source, semantic web application and growing global community, is aimed at integrating and sharing information about researchers and institutions to support collaboration and discovery. As a DuraSpace project, VIVO institutions and DuraSpace members now have a greater opportunity to develop related technologies and services across broad academic and scientific communities.

Julia Laurin, Head of Product Management for the Government and Academia group within IP& Science at Thomson Reuters said, “As a long-time supporter of VIVO, we’re excited about the opportunities this partnership makes available, especially helping institutions to easily populate VIVO with rich journal article data in an efficient and maintainable way, which has been a common challenge.”

VIVO 2016 Conference

During the 7th Annual VIVO Conference, Aug. 17-19 in Denver, members of the Thomson Reuters IP & Science team will be available at booth #19 to discuss ways to enhance your VIVO site with high-quality publication data and implementation services.

About VIVO

VIVO ( is an open source, open ontology, open process platform for hosting information about the interests, activities and accomplishments of scientists and scholars. VIVO supports open development and integration of science and scholarship through simple, standard semantic web technologies. VIVO was originally funded by Cornell University and the National Institutes of Health (U24 RR029822) and is currently a community-supported project under the DuraSpace umbrella.

How Does DuraSpace Help?

The DuraSpace ( organization is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access and discovery of digital data. Our values are expressed in our organizational byline, "Committed to our digital future."

DuraSpace works collaboratively with organizations that use VIVO to advance the design, development and sustainability of the project. As a non-profit, DuraSpace provides technical leadership, sustainability planning, fundraising, communications, collaborations and strategic partnerships, and administration.