CrossLinks – Towards a Single VIVO Profile Ecosystem

2015-10-29T23:10:14Z (GMT) by David Eichmann Eric Meeks
Profiling systems have achieved notable adoption by research institutions. Multi-site search of research profiling systems has substantially evolved since the first deployment of systems such as DIRECT2Experts. CTSAsearch is a federated search engine using VIVO-compliant Linked Open Data (LOD) published by members of the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science (CTSA) consortium and other interested parties. Sixty-four institutions are currently included, spanning six distinct platforms and three continents (North America, Europe and Australia). In aggregate, CTSAsearch has data on 150-300 thousand unique researchers and their 10 million publications. The public interface is available at We are now in the process of cross-linking co-author data from UCSF’s ProfilesRNS to their respective home institution profiles through the CrossLinks project. CrossLinks interrogates the CTSAsearch SPARQL endpoint (, then provides real-time JSON-LD, supporting cross-site linking (with thumbnail images), and effectively creating a single inter-institutional information space. <br>