2012 VIVO Conference August 22-24, 2012 Miami, FL

OHSL will be at the Third Annual VIVO Conference. This three-day conference runs from August 22 – 24, 2012 at the InterContinental in Miami, FL.

Workshop Details: Building Global Science Collaboratories

Date: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm EDT
Location: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Escorial Room, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL, 33131, United States
Workshop Listing



Anil Srivastava, President, Open Health Systems Laboratory (OHSL) co-located at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, Shady Grove, MD, USA
Paul Courtney, Project Manager, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
Ajai Kumar/Hemant Darbari/Swati Mehta/Vivek Koul, Center for Development of Advances Computing C-DAC, Pune, India
Rubayi Srivastava, Project Manager, Open Health Systems Laboratory (OHSL), CA, USA
Juliusz Pukacki, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), Poznan, Poland



Using the Open Health Systems Laboratory (OHSL) Global Cancer Collaboratory as a use case, this workshop will explore the following areas:

  • What are the benefits of building global topic-based science collaboratories?
  • What are the organizational challenges in building a collaboratory?
  • How can VIVO and other semantic tools to help coordinate cross-organizational data, and data quality workflows?
  • How could a future vision for an interlinked set of global science collaboratories be realized?
  • The workflow and tools used to extract data and/or input data in order to create a comparable quality and uniformity in the digital vitaé will be covered. Also discussed will be the management of a global team running the technology platform; the process by which teams may augment VIVO tools with other open source tools for improvement of data sourcing; and finally, the process of mashing data by human and computational methods to create a consistent output will be addressed.


People interested in creating multi-site collaborations based on team science and science of collaboration principles would find this workshop of interest. OHSL and its partners have created a Research Network System focused on outputs (collaborative research projects) which can be applied to the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of science (e.g. oncology with AIDS, obesity, or behavioral studies; translational medicine efforts; or other cross-disciplinary initiatives)


Upon completing of this workshop, attendees will be introduced to the motivations and requirements of science collaboratories; have a better understanding of the role that VIVO can play in supporting diverse and geographically dispersed collaborative projects; and be introduced to work flows and complementary technologies that can support these endeavors.


Building Global Science Collaboratories
Anil Srivastva (Open Health Systems Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University); Paul Courtney (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA); Ajai Kumar, Hemant Darbari, Swati Mehta, Vivek Koul (Center for Development of Advances Computing C- DAC, Pune, India); Rubayi Srivastava (Open Health Systems Laboratory, CA, USA); and Juliusz Pukacki (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), Poznan, Poland) presented a workshop on creating multi-site collaborations based on team science and the science of collaboration principles. Below are links to the workshop session slides.

  1. Bridging Global Science Collaborations
  2. Project Management and International Collaboration
  3. CDAC Technical Presentation
  4. PSNC Computing

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