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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.


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.


Registration for the next round of BencHEIT survey is now open!

Registration for the next round of BencHEIT survey is now open!

Registration for next round BM2017 is now open. We will launch the survey in January 2018 with a webinar. If you are a newcomer to the survey, we recommend you especially to participate in the workshop in Lisbon, as this will give you a good overview of what we are doing. If you are interested in taking part in the survey, please register here.


Save the date: 13 Dec 2017

EUNIS BencHEIT annual workshop on higher education IT benchmarking will be held on Wednesday 13th Dec 2017 at the ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal. Please note, that on 12th Dec 2017 the EUNIS workshop on Data Protection and IT security is planned at the same location.

Are you participating in any benchmarking project in your country or institution? Do you know any interesting initiative you would like to talk about during the event? We would appreciate to hear your thoughts and discuss how we can collaborate together to integrate different projects and work at the European level!
If you are interested in the initiative and need more information about it, or if you want to share ideas on topics you would like to discuss with us, please send an email to:

Public analysis

This year a public analysis of the last BencHEIT round is available. It contains the numbers of the 22 organisations (out of the 57 participating organisations) that gave their permission to publish them. Visit our revised website and have a look at the analysis here.

Collabco survey on digital campus till 16th of June

Collabco survey on digital campus

Collabco were delighted to have been at the EUNIS Annual Congress for the third year running and it was great to meet so many attendees there. We are still running a short survey to gauge your digital campus readiness and we are offering a €50 Amazon voucher for the winner of our prize draw – if you enter your credentials. Complete the survey till Friday 16th June and we will share the results afterwards.

EUNIS benchmarking survey BM2016 open till 3rd of May

BencHEIT survey BM2016

The BencHEIT 2016 survey measures and compares the volumes and cost levels of IT at various organisational levels in European Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

BencHEIT is the first serious European level effort to create a survey which would be meaningful and useful in the European Higher Education context. BencHEIT works on the basis of voluntary work and total openness – every participating university or higher education institute can see all the data of all other participants, but commercial use of the data is prohibited.

Join the survey now

The next round of BenchHEIT BM2016 has already started. Please, find video instructions on how to sign up and an introduction to the survey itself here. The survey form is in Excel and you are requested to finish the data collection until 3rd of May 2017.  For a first-timer it takes about 10 working days, but the process gets easier every year.

Please, register by clicking on the blue button below, and fill in the information required in the e-mail. This way we can ensure we have the right contact information. Anyone is welcome to join, and participation is totally free of charge.

Register here for the survey

Coming up

The analysis will be ready in May 2017 and the results will be presented at the EUNIS 2017 Annual Congress in Munster 7- 9th of June 2017. There will be also a whole day workshop held in Lisbon, Portugal on 13th of December 2017.

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