The Jisc Research management systems dynamic purchasing system (DPS), whose design euroCRIS has supported, was announced on Feb 12th and will be officially launched in April 2024. This procurement scheme complements the already existing Research outputs repository DPS and its launch means it will now also be able to be used for procuring CRISs in the UK. The request to participate (RTP) document for suppliers to join the DPS has been published and is currently open for application.... Read more
The Research Contracts Benchmarking 2023 Public Report published earlier this month by Research Consulting states (among other interesting findings) that "50% of participating institutions use a research information management system to support research contracts management: a notable increase since 2018". After previous ones in 2013 and 2018, this is the third iteration of a benchmarking project looking... Read more
DRIS: Directory of Research Information Systems
- Facilitate the interoperability of CRIS systems and their integration with other information systems.
Two important landmarks for CERIF
1. The CERIF API (version 1.0 - August 2015)
This release makes a few additions based on current experience with CERIF usage. On the other hand, the use of some attributes in the model is deprecated - these attributes will go away in a future release. The more appropriate way of expressing the information now is using a classification or federated identifiers.
See below for a detailed list of changes.
CERIF (the Common European Research Information Format) is:
- A concept about research entities and their relationships – Specification (Conceptual Level)
- A description of research entities and their relationships – Model (Logical Level)
- A formalization of research entities and their relationships – Database Scripts (Physical Level)
Click on the image below to get an introductory presentation on CERIF (ppt).
Update on forthcoming euroCRIS events
After a successful and well-attended Nov 21-23 Autumn 2023 Strategic Membership Meeting at the Public University of Navarra (UPNA) in Pamplona (Spain), we are already preparing the next euroCRIS event. This will be the CRIS2024 Conference, to be held May 15-17, 2024 at the Technical University in Vienna (TU Wien). The event website is currently being put together and the Call for Proposals for the CRIS2024 Conference will stay open until the 15th of February 2024.
We are also busy with the early arrangements for the Autumn 2024 Stratregic Membership Meeting that will be held Nov 26-28, 2024 in Paris, France. The SMM2024 – whose venue will soon be announced – will mean euroCRIS's return to Paris almost ten years after the Spring 2015 Membership Meeting was hosted by AMUE.