The 15th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'21) will be held online from the 1st to the 3rd of December. The event programme includes a session on Open Repositories, Research Information Systems & Data Infrastructures in the afternoon of Wed Dec 1st. As it has done in previous editions, euroCRIS sponsors the MTSR'2021 best paper and best student paper awards.
Session recordings and slides for the five webinars held within the Autumn 2021 series during the week of Nov 22-26, 2021 are already available and have been linked from the event programme webpage. This series of webinars was held to replace the Autumn 2021 euroCRIS membership meeting, which was still not feasible to organise as an on-site event.
The Autumn 2021 series of euroCRIS webinars – which once again replace our Autumn 2021 Strategic Membership Meeting – to be held in the week of Nov 22-26 has already been announced. The event programme includes an update from various ongoing initiatives across Europe such as the European Commission's Data4R&I project to collect and exploit data from national and regional CRIS in Europe to the ongoing project to collect data on research equipment and facilities in Flemish CRISs and to aggregate it in the regional FRIS portal.
The 2-part report produced by the OCLC-led project "Research Information Management at US Institutions" – in whose team euroCRIS was involved through the participation of its Technical Secretary – has now been published. This new output is a follow-up for the previous OCLC/euroCRIS collaboration which resulted in the report “Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey”.
The euroCRIS Directory of Research Information Systems (DRIS) has now been updated with a number of implementations for two recently launched CRIS software solutions that were not in the directory yet. These are the Esploro CRIS platform provided by Ex Libris, with four implementations in the US, Australia, the UK and Israel, and the Spanish Dialnet CRIS, with five implementations at Spanish institutions.
Following the registration of euroCRIS as an Observer at the EOSC Association earlier this year, several of its Board members have now joined the recently kicked-off EOSC-A Task Forces. Sadia Vancauwenbergh, the U Hasselt-based euroCRIS President has been elected as a co-chair for the Semantic Interoperability TF, whereas the U Strathclyde-based euroCRIS Technical Secretary Pablo de Castro is a member of the Task Force for PID Policy and Implementation.
The slides for three recent euroCRIS presentations at research information management events in Latin America are already available in our Open Access repository. These include the Sep 28th presentation at the "Ciencia en Cuba" workshop to discuss the implementation of a national CRIS in the country, the Oct 4th talk at the 2021 edition of the Annual Conference on Research, Innovation and Creation held by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) in Lima and the Oct 14th intervention in the panel discussion on the BrCRIS project for a Brazilian national CRIS held within the 18th CONTECSI Conference.
Two interesting online events will be held next week with the participation of euroCRIS. First, at 2pm CEST on Mon Sep 27th the 2nd virtual euroCRIS–EARMA meeting will address how institutions are handling their early-stage project management workflows. Later in the week at 15:30 CEST on Thu Sep 30th the monthly euroCRIS webinar on "Ethics and CRISs" will be held with euroCRIS Board member Joachim Schöpfel and Otmane Azeroual as lead presenters.
The event website for the CRIS2022 conference has already been released by the University of Zagreb Computing Centre (SRCE). The CRIS2022 conference will be held as an on-site event in Dubrovnik next May 12-14, 2022 and is jointly organised by euroCRIS and the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education.