We are delighted to announce to our Community that on the 19th of January 2016, euroCRIS and the Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the first one in the history of our Organisation with a non-European Partner. This partnership strengthens our opinion that the Research Ecosystem has no geographic or national borders and that to reach the perfect technical interoperability among different systems, we need cross-country cooperation on other levels to identify common solutions for common problems.
As from December 1st, 2015, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) tightened its granting conditions in the area of Open Access. This means that all publications emerging from a 'call for proposals’ published by NWO after this date must be immediately accessible to everybody from the moment of publication.
Valencia is the venue of the 21st International Conference on Science & Technology Indicators, that will be held from 14-16 September 2016. The conference aims to stimulate reflection on the challenges posed to S&T indicator development and use in geographical, cognitive or social spaces that are peripheral or marginal to the centres of economic, scientific or technological activity. The focus is also on emerging areas of research and innovation that are inadequately described by existing, quantitative or qualitative indicators.
Last May we published 15-17 June 2016 as the provisional dates for the CRIS2016 Conference in St Andrews (Scotland).
This announcement has yielded a significant number of messages from potential attendees explaining that other events for people active in the field of research information management will overlap with our conference.
The euroCRIS Board understands the problem and has decided to reschedule the CRIS2016 conference to 9-11 June 2016. The location stays the same: St Andrews.