The elections for the new euroCRIS Board for the term 2021-2022 have been launched on Thu Nov 19th, 2020. Eleven candidates from nine different countries are listed on the electionrunner app dashboard that is being used for polling purposes. Seven of them will be chosen by institutional and personal euroCRIS members to join the new Board that will officially start its term in the New Year.
The Virginia-based Tambellini Group has released their 2020 update to the comparison of leading Faculty Information Systems (FIS), Research Information Management Systems (RIMS), and in Europe Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) vendor solutions in the global higher education market.
A talk called "Worldwide implementation of Current Research Information Systems (CRIS): a case study for Asia and China" will be delivered by the euroCRIS Technical Secretary at the 2020 International Symposium on Automation, Information and Computing (ISAIC 2020) on Thu Dec 3rd.
The report "Landscape of EOSC-Related Infrastructures and Initiatives" produced by the EOSC Executive Board WG Landscape chaired by Jan Hrušák aims to document the landscape of infrastructures, initiatives and policies across Europe relating to the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) system. euroCRIS Board member Sadia Vancauwenbergh is a member of the EOSC Landscape WG that has issued the report.
A slot devoted to the progress in the implementation of the OpenAIRE CERIF-XML Guidelines for CRIS Managers was included in the programme for the virtual OpenAIRE General Assembly held during the week of Oct 12-16th, 2020. The Wed Oct 14th presentation was jointly delivered by Jan Dvořák, euroCRIS Board member and lead for the CERIF TG, and Andreas Czerniak, OpenAIRE technical team member at the University of Bielefeld Library.
As of Aug 30th Anna Clements, who has been a euroCRIS member since 2006 and a Board member since 2013, has stepped down from the euroCRIS Board following her recent appointment as the University of Sheffield Interim Library Director and University Librarian.
The euroCRIS Technical Committee for Interoperability and Standards (TCIS) have now issued the call for proposals for the CERIF refactoring pilot project to be funded by euroCRIS. This pilot project aims to make CERIF more useful and effective for modern data interchange and software engineering practices. The maximum budget for project proposals, to be submitted before Wed Sep 30th, 2020, is €20,000 and the associated project should run for a maximum of 9 months. The proposals will be evaluated on the basis of three criteria: description of the organisation and relevant experience, workplan and value for money.
The full text for this call for proposals is available below.
On Aug 1st, 2020 it was officially announced that the euroCRIS CRIS2020 conference, originally planned to be held June 17-20th at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) had now been officially cancelled in order to responsibly address the minimisation of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.