NIH Grant Funds Scientific Social Network

Oct 27, 2009

Indiana University has received more than $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to collaborate on a $12.2 million, seven-university project designed to network researchers around the country.

The project, hailed as a "Facebook for scientists," is based on VIVO, a networking template currently in place at Cornell University that brings together publicly available information on the people, departments, graduate fields, facilities and other resources that collectively make up the research and scholarship environment in all disciplines at Cornell.