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Survey on Research Information Management Practices

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: with questions. oclc-research-logo

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?

The survey has been developed by a collaborative team of librarians, researchers, and CRIS practitioners from North America and Europe.


Don’t miss the registration for EUNIS December workshops: 12-13 Dec, 2017, Lisbon

If you haven´t registered for this year´s EUNIS meeting on Higher Education IT benchmarking and the workshop on EU regulation on Data Protection and IT Security, there is still time to do so till 24th November!

Both events are held in Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

The Data Protection and IT security workshop, organised by the InfoSec Task Force on 12th December 2017, aims to address the GDPR further implementation from a HE practical point of view and focus strongly on solutions that will help us in becoming compliant. More information and the preliminary programme is available here.

EUNIS BencHEIT annual meeting will be held on 13th December 2017. The day is a great opportunity for networking, discussion and sharing experiences between institutions that have been part of IT benchmarking projects. In addition to the European initiatives, EDUCAUSE will be presenting their work, and new for this year is that UCISA will be joining the workshop as well. You will also hear about comparing HPC costs between the nordic countries, an initiative from the ministry in Denmark. More information and the preliminary programme is available here.

Please register by 24th of November 2017!

The venue is the same, so you have the opportunity to attend both workshops. We will organise a dinner for all the participants on Tuesday evening.


Blackboard roadshows: 13 – 17 Nov 2017

EUNIS Corpoarte Member,  Blackboard,  organises a Product Roadshow on 13-17 November 2017 at: Dublin,  London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Amsterdam.

During this 5-city tour Blackboard will share their future product strategy and plans for 2018, with a detailed look into Teaching & Learning portfolio as well as accessibility and inclusivity solution, Ally, and Analytics tools.

The roadshow will also include highlights of innovations across the portfolio and give you a chance to share your experiences and feedback with the company.

At each of our venues we will also have dedicated sessions covering:

  • Electronic Management of Assessment – Sharing current possibilities and use cases around enabling the automation of assignment and grade data
  • Accessibility and Inclusivity – Blackboard’s accessibility and inclusivity solution making digital content more accessible
  • Analytics – Increasing student success and optimising your institutions performance
  • Data Privacy and Security – Strengthening global privacy practices and supporting institutions with GDPR compliance.

Read more information and register here.

Participate in the Student Digital Experience Tracker

The Student Digital Experience Tracker is a survey and student engagement process designed to help you learn more about students’ experiences of digital learning. It is run by Jisc and UK and international universities are already participating in the process. This year we are extending it to the EUNIS community for a free trial.

The Student Digital Experience Tracker allows universities to:

•             gather evidence from learners about their digital experience, and track changes over time

•             make better informed decisions about the digital environment

•             target resources for improving digital provision

•             plan other research, data gathering and student engagement around digital issues

•             demonstrate quality enhancement

We will be holding a webinar on Tuesday 21st November at 13.00 CET (12.00 UK and Portugal) to provide more information for European universities thinking of joining. Participation in the webinar and this year’s Tracker process is free of charge.

Use this link to join the webinar.

You can find out more about previous results here. The international page is being developed here. Participation in the survey also gives you a year’s free access to a GDPR compliant survey tool for use across your University. The invitation is extended to all European universities so feel free to pass this on to your colleagues.

You can sign up until 31st January 2018 and you have until 30th April 2018 to run the survey.

If you are interested but unable to join the webinar live you will be able to play a recording afterwards. More information here.


The new issue of the European Journal of Higher Education IT 2017-1

Read the new issue of the European Journal of Higher Education IT 2017-1 that consists of the full papers from the EUNIS 2017 Congress.

The issue includes 20 scientific papers that were submitted to the Congress and focus on the following tracks: Teaching and LearningInformation and communications technology, Leadership and Management, New Ideas and Software development

European Journal of Higher Education IT  is a  journal created to support the mission of EUNIS  and to disseminate International Research within the field of higher education IT.