Annual Report 2014
Workshop on repository/CRIS interoperability and integration at the Open Repositories 2019 conference in Hamburg
As part of the euroCRIS contribution to the OR19 conference (University of Hamburg, June 10-13, 2019), a well-attended full-day workshop on repository/CRIS interoperability was held on Mon June 10th. This full-day event was jointly organised by euroCRIS and DuraSpace as a follow-up to a similar activity held as a pre-CRIS2018 Umeå event last summer.
CRIS/IR interoperability has kept swiftly evolving since the release of the joint EUNIS/euroCRIS survey report back in 2016. New open source systems like Haplo or DSpace-CRIS that integrate the CRIS and repository functionality are increasingly joining the 'traditional' information transfer mechanism between large CRIS like Pure, Converis or Symplectic Elements and standalone DSpace- or EPrints-based repositories. The two-session workshop aimed to showcase various case studies for interoperability and integration, including presentations for Pure-EPrints interoperability at the University of Strathclyde, Worktribe-DSpace at Stirling, Elements-DSpace at Cambridge, Haplo at the University of Westminster, DSpace-CRIS at the UnityFVG portal in Italy and the national-level PT-CRIS/RCAAP-based interoperability in Portugal.
The morning session (09:00-13:30) was devoted to the technical challenges for making interoperability happen, while the afternoon one (14:30-17:00) showed practical applications of such system interoperability eg for the implementation of Open Science. Both sessions were followed by panel discussions with all the presenters during which the event attendees were encouraged to ask any questions they had on the matter.
The slides presented at the workshop are available in the euroCRIS repository.
Global Survey on Research Information Management Practices.
OCLC, in cooperation with euroCRIS has executed a global survey in 2018 on Research Information Management and CRIS practices. Click on the image below to read the report with the results of this survey. Click here for an introduction to the Survey and the Report.
EUNIS and euroCRIS joint International Survey on CRIS and IR. Click on the image to read (PDF)
Interview with euroCRIS President Ed Simons on the nature of CRIS's, euroCRIS and CERIF, and their meaning for International Research Information Community and Infrastructure building.