If the information you want to update is captured in your ORCID profile, you may update it at ORCID. The update should appear on Connect UNAVCO within 24 hours. If your ORCID is not connected to Connect UNAVCO, contact us. To add or update skills and research areas, please fill out this form. For all other inquiries please contact us.
For the initial rollout, data came from a variety of databases held at UNAVCO. When possible, additional information was added from services like Crossref and the NSF's grant API. Data ingest automation is still under development. Subsequent updates will be populated from:
Connect UNAVCO only contains publications that acknowledge UNAVCO. Possible reasons publications may be omitted include: the publication was not indexed by the search service, the publication does not have a DOI, the publication was published recently, or the publication did not reference UNAVCO. Additional publications otherwise unrelated to UNAVCO may be included for UNAVCO employees if they are listed on their ORCID profile.
Only people with profile pages on Connect UNAVCO are included in the visualizations. Stubs (see next question) are not included.
Unlinked names are stubs, meaning that the database only contains a name and uri for that author. If you are listed as a stub and would like to activate a full profile page, please contact us.
Connect UNAVCO may collect publicly available information on a person from a variety of sources and display the information on a single profile page. It is possible to deactivate this page. Your name may still appear on the site, for example, on a list of authors for a publication or dataset, however it will not be linked to a profile page and your name will not appear among the main list of people. If you would like to deactivate your profile page, please contact us.
Connect UNAVCO is an aggregation of geodesy-related information populated from a wide range of sources. All data is semantically linked, meaning objects are described by controlled vocabularies and relationships to other objects are explicitly defined.
Additionally, the software is designed to serve machine-readable linked open data. Connect UNAVCO currently makes 1.25 million triples freely available. Clicking the green link icon near the top of any page will provide a link to the page in RDF format.
Not anymore! UNAVCO originated as the University NAVSTAR Consortium in 1984 within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2001, UNAVCO, Inc, became an independent 501(c)(3) organization. Our name is no longer an acronym, although we still capitalize all of the letters.