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.