Frequently Asked Questions

What is University of Idaho VIVO?

VIVO is a discovery tool that enables anyone to find experts, research papers, and research services at the University of Idaho.

Who maintains the data in VIVO?

The data is maintained by librarians at the University of Idaho Library.

What is the source for profile information?

Profile data are compiled from the University of Idaho website. We do not use internal human resources databases for this information. Publications come from sources such as Web of Science through an agreement with Clarivate Analytics, Pubmed, and from individual CVs, used with consent of the faculty. Grant data comes from NIH Reporter, NSF Awards, and USDA CRIS. We do not currently use UI's internal grant system for data.

How do you deal with privacy?

We only collect professional data related to research, scholarship, and faculty status at the University of Idaho. Contact information and images are obtained from the University of Idaho website. Academic citation data is provided through faculty consent, often sought through department chairs/deans. Third-party authors who may be listed are only present due to their co-authorship or co-grantsmanship with University of Idaho faculty. Student data is not included unless a specific written request by the student is made. All individuals have the right to be removed from the system on request; their information will be permanently erased. If you would like to be removed, contact Jeremy Kenyon.

How long will you keep information in VIVO?

The intention of this system is an ongoing, evolving depiction of University of Idaho research activity. We timestamp various data, such as positions, with start and end dates. There is no set date in which to withdraw information.

How do I edit my profile?

If you do not already have a login for VIVO, please contact Jeremy Kenyon and he will set one up for you. You can also designate a proxy as needed. Once you are logged in, search for your name in the search box, then click 'Manage this Profile' button to edit your profile.

How do I change the publications listed?

On your profile, click the + button next to publications to add new citation data to your profile. You can also click 'Manage Publications' to select which publications to display. Alternately, you can send an updated CV to Jeremy Kenyon and he will update the list for you.

Can I designate a proxy to edit my profile?

Yes. In your profile, click the 'Manage this Profile' button, then click the 'Add Delegate' button. Type the person's name in the search box and click search. When you find them, click the + sign to add them as a delegate. Contact Jeremy Kenyon for more information.

I am not affiliated with UI; why am I listed in VIVO?

Through co-authorship or co-grantsmanship, individuals are listed in our system. We will not add information about anyone unless they are affiliated with the UI, or are part of a multi-institutional project that decides to populate VIVO with information about their project. We have researchers from Idaho State and Boise State Universities listed for this latter reason.

How often is VIVO updated?

Weekly, depending on the data available. New faculty are added annually, and our overall list of personnel is checked irregularly.

How can I get more answers about my VIVO profile?

Get in touch with Jeremy Kenyon or Devin Becker.