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A demonstration of multi-institutional search

A group of eight top research institutions dedicated to facilitating global research efforts recognize the challenges faced by researchers in uncovering parallel and related efforts, and have decided to join forces in standardizing the way institutional data gets published. Each institution uses the VIVO software to manage and publish up-to-date information about researchers and their activities.

This website provides a working example of how a multi-institutional search functions, allowing you to search across all seven partner institutions and across all disciplines to find people and information that could dramatically impact your work.

Learn more about VIVO and the tools used to build this site

Participating institutions

Cornell University

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, boasts more than 100 interdisciplinary research organizations, bringing faculty and students together from across the university to pursue research, teaching, and outreach on broad scholarly and social topics like nanofabrication, life sciences, computing and information science, environmental sustainability, human development, agriculture, space research, and international issues. Their work is aligned with national and global needs, providing direct benefits to individuals, groups, and the public good.

Homepage VIVO site

Harvard University

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a generous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of our undergraduate students. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education.

Homepage Harvard Catalyst Profiles

Indiana University

Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services. Indiana University seeks to create dynamic partnerships with the state and local communities in economic, social, and cultural development and to offer leadership in creative solutions for 21st century problems. Indiana University strives to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom.

Homepage VIVO site

Ponce School of Medicine

Ponce School of Medicine is a private medical school located in the city of Ponce in Puerto Rico, U.S. The school is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), and classified as a United States Medical School. It holds nationally accredited graduate programs in the disciplines of Medicine, Clinical Psychology, and Biomedical Sciences, and Public Health. Ponce School of Medicine is also distinguished by its strong support of graduate medical education through several consortia agreements in south eastern Puerto Rico.

Homepage VIVO site

The Scripps Research Institute

The Scripps Research Institute — which is located on campuses in La Jolla, California, and Jupiter, Florida — is one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organizations. It has become internationally recognized for its research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, virology, and synthetic vaccine development. Particularly significant is the institute's study of the basic structure and design of biological molecules; in this arena Scripps Research is among a handful of the world's leading centers.

Homepage VIVO site

University of Florida

The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the Association of American Universities.

Homepage VIVO site

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a leader in improving human health throughout the world. As noted leaders in patient care, research and education, our outstanding faculty members have contributed many discoveries and innovations to the field of science since the founding of the School of Medicine in 1891. The School of Medicine is one of seven schools of Washington University in St. Louis.

Homepage VIVO site

Weill Cornell Medical College

Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Weill Cornell also has PhD programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Sloan-Kettering Institute and The Rockefeller University, has established a joint MD-PhD program for students to intensify their pursuit of Weill Cornell's triple mission of education, research, and patient care.

Homepage VIVO site