Annual Report 2014
Autumn 2019 Strategic Membership Meeting in Münster: Exploring technical challenges to achieve a more effective system interoperability
Following the discussions on system interoperability held earlier this year at our Spring 2019 Membership Meeting at the CSC Centre in Espoo, the Autumn 2019 euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting will further explore this area from a different perspective. The meeting will be held Nov 18-20, 2019 at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWUM).
If last May in Helsinki we looked into CRIS interoperability with OpenAIRE, into the possible emergence of international CRIS systems and into the interoperability of institutional and funders' CRIS systems, this Autumn meeting will focus on technical areas that need to be addressed in order for such interoperability to take place. One of the key ones, which will be explored in some detail in Münster, is the necessary harmonisation around research classifications that needs to be achieved in order for an effective cross-system information exchange.
As innovative subject-specific CRIS systems start to emerge to cater the needs of specific research fields and disciplines, the meeting will also address the so far unexplored feasibility of subject-specific information exchange about people, organisations and projects between institutional CRISs and these disciplinary platforms. These emerging subject-specific initiatives, often led by researchers themselves, occasionally lack the awareness of the work on system interoperability previously carried out from the 'research support side' by institutions, research funders and other stakeholders.
A call for proposals for contributions to the event programme was sent out to euroCRIS members on Mon Sep 16th. The deadline for submitting contributions for the Jostein Hauge and the lightning talk session is Oct 15th. Poster proposals can be submitted until Nov 1st.
The event registration will be opened soon.
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.