Kristi L. Holmes, PhD, is a Bioinformaticist at Becker Medical Library at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine where her work includes the development and presentation of workshops and courses across the basic science and clinical communities as well as the application of bioinformatics resources to research problems through individualized consultations and collaborative relationships. Dr. Holmes is a member of the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and works in close partnership with various groups on campus to develop and support cross-disciplinary initiatives. Her professional interests include collaboration support, education and training, open science, social network analysis, and understanding the impact of research efforts. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Reviewing Editors for the journal Science Translational Medicine.Dr. Holmes serves as the National Outreach Coordinator for the VIVO: Enabling National Networking of Scientists effort ( http://vivoweb.org) and will serve as the program chair for the 2011 VIVO conference, to be held August 24-26 in Washington, DC.