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
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.