A guest talk on CRIS systems, research support and Open Science was delivered on Tue Jan 18th within the post-grad course on 'Research Support Services: Research Information, Data, Evaluation and Publishing' organised by University Pablo de Olavide (UPO) in Seville, Spain. The presentation explored a number of relevant institutional Open Science workflows where research information management systems play a key role and will provide a snapshot of the CRIS landscape in Spain based on the euroCRIS Directory of Research Information Systems (DRIS).
A plenary talk on the topic of "Research Information Management and Open Science" was remotely delivered by the euroCRIS Technical Secretary at the 4th LIS Academy Conference held Jan 6-8, 2022 at the Visvesvaraya Technological University (Belagavi, Karnataka State, India). The presentation, already available in the euroCRIS repository, stressed the need for system interoperability via standardised research information exchange mechanisms and provided an Open Science case study in the area of snakebite-related research.
The two first keynote speakers for the CRIS2022 conference to be held May 12-14 in Dubrovnik (Croatia) have already been announced and are displayed on the conference website. These are Ana Marušić, Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine and Ivan Marić, Director of University of Zagreb Computing Centre – SRCE. The former will address the topic of 'Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Research Information Systems' whereas the latter will elaborate on 'Developing research information management capabilities in Croatia'.
During the 3rd General Assembly Meeting of the EOSC Association held on Dec 10th, 2021, euroCRIS candidacy to become an EOSC-A Observer was officially approved under item 3 on the meeting agenda "Admission of new Members and Observers of the Association". euroCRIS Board members are also represented in the EOSC-A Task Forces on 'Semantic Interoperability' and 'PID Policy and Implementation'.
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.