euroCRIS, a Strategic Partner of EUNIS, and OCLC Research, recently announced a jointly-developed Survey on Research Information Management Practices, which offers research institutions worldwide the opportunity to share information about their practices.
We kindly invite your institution to participate in this international initiative and to share information about your research information management practices.
The survey is available online until early January 2018. Please contact Rebecca Bryant at: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Broadly defined, research information management (RIM), also commonly known as CRIS (Current Research Information Systems), is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about institutional research activities. RIM adoption and practices vary broadly by region and nation, and may include activities such as the collection of an institutional registry of research outputs and impact, faculty activity reporting workflows, and publicly available researcher profiles.
This research is a significant effort to collect and compare RIM practices worldwide, and the data generated will help us to better understand regional drivers and practices. It will also help us to better understand the ways in which libraries are supporting research information management activities. Survey findings and data will be published CC-BY in 2018.
Who should participate?
- We invite participation from universities, research institutes, and other organizations supporting research and research management.
- We encourage any institution to participate in this survey regardless of the status of its RIM implementation–whether currently exploring, implementing, or in production.
- Please complete no more than one survey per institution.
How do I participate?
- Please complete the survey. A PDF copy is available for your advance review.
- A Spanish language version will be available in November, thanks to partners at CONCYTEC.
- The survey will close in January 2018.
The survey has been developed by a collaborative team of librarians, researchers, and CRIS practitioners from North America and Europe.
euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting
The euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting will take place in Athens, Greece, on 8-10 of November 2016.
euroCRIS is happy to present an exciting and challenging programme, with a mixture of lectures and interactive sessions with the audience and some first class speakers from key stakeholders in the research information domain. More concretely:
- Geoffrey Boulton, President of CODATA, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology of the International Council for Science.
- John Donovan, President of EARMA: the European Organisation for Research Managers.
- Dr Emily Gale, UK Medical Research Council, representing SCIENCE EUROPE, the association of European Research Funding Organisations (RFO) and Research Performing Organisations (RPO).
- Dr Natalia Manola: Project Manager of the OpenAIRE
Apart from these expert speakers, there will be, as indicated, various interactive sessions with the audience as well as contributions on national developments going on in Greece in the field of research information in general and CRIS in particular.
There will be also the presentation of the work towards a “new CERIF-XML”, aimed at promoting the acceptance and application of CERIF, with already a first concrete use case project that has been started up to implement the revised CERIF-XML.
Read more information on the event’s website.