Category : Partners

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: bryantr@oclc.org 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.

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Student Digital Experience Tracker: join the survey

The Student Digital Experience Tracker is run by Jisc. It is a survey and student engagement process designed to help you learn more about students’ experiences of digital learning. 140 universities and major colleges are already signed up to participate in this year’s tracker, allowing you to benchmark your findings against other universities and learn from an established community of practice. European universities have been offered the chance to participate in this project to learn more about their own students’ experiences of digital learning.

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

The webinar was held on 21st November to brief those interested in joining the Tracker. You can access a copy of the webinar recording here.

View further information for European universities & sign up to use the Tracker here.

You have until the end of April to sign up for the tracker and you must complete your student survey by the end of May 2018. We strongly recommend you sign up now to get full support and allow plenty of time.

There will be a further ‘Getting Started’ webinar on 14th December – details will be circulated to those who have signed up.

Webinar on Student Digital Experience Tracker: 21 Nov, 13.00 CET

A reminder that the webinar to find out about participating in the free Student Digital Experience Tracker is on Tuesday 21st November at 13.00 CET (12.00 UK and Portugal).

Please register now to receive the log in details. If you are interested but unable to attend the webinar please go ahead and register and you’ll get the recording.

The Student Digital Experience Tracker is run by Jisc. It is a survey and student engagement process designed to help you learn more about students’ experiences of digital learning. 140 universities and major colleges are already signed up to participate in this year’s tracker, allowing you to benchmark your findings against other universities and learn from an established community of practice. Jisc has extended the sign-up period so that universities based outside of the UK can get involved.

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

Information for universities based outside the UK is here. You can find out more about previous findings here.

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.

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