Bratislava Strategic Membership Meeting, November 2017

Membership Meetings

euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting, November 20-22, Bratislava, Slovakia

In Cooperation with the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (CVTI SR)

The theme of the Meeting is:

Research Information and Open Science

So a very topical theme, given a.o.t. the relevance for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Initiative. Add to this the fact that we have been able to contact as a key note speaker, the Director of the EOSC project: Dr. Jean-Claude Burgelman and you will agree that this is a not to miss event! So make sure to already reserve the dates in your agendas. Also non-members are welcome!


Registration is closed

Registration for the event is mandatory, but free of charge for euroCRIS members. Non-members may also attend the meeting for a fee of 60 Euro. With this fee they will automatically get a personal membership until January 1, 2019.
The meeting dinner will take place on Tuesday, November 21th at the marvelous Patrónsky pivovar. The cost of the meeting dinner is 40 Euro. The dinner can be booked in combination with the registration. 
Registration will close on November 13th, 2017.


Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (CVTI SR)

Lamačská cesta 8/A, Bratislava

Monday November 20th

14:00 - 16:00 Task groups meetings:

  • CERIF and CRIS architectures
  • CRIS-IR + DRIS/Best Practices
  • Indicators/Impact + Standards

18:00 - 19:00 CERIF tutorial
19:00 - Welcome Reception

Tuesday November 21st

08:30: Registration

09:00-09:15: Welcome speeches
By the Director of the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information and by the President of euroCRIS

09:15 - 11:20 Open Science and FAIR Data
Chair: Anna Clements

  • 09:15-10:00: Key Note: The European Open Science Cloud Initiative
    Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of the European Open Science Cloud initiative
  • 10:00-10:40: FAIR Data: principles, implementation, implications
    Simon Hodson, Executive Director, CODATA, and Chair of the European Commission’s Expert Group on FAIR Data.
  • 10:40-11:20: A data journey: from the lab to FAIR Data reporting
    Alberto Zigoni,
    Market Development Director, Research Data Management Solutions, Elsevier

11:20 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45- 12:30 Panel Discussion with the 3 speakers
Chair: Ed Simons
How to create an optimal Open Science and FAIR Data Infrastructure in Europe: with which resources, under which conditions, by which organisations? Which role could/should CRIS play?

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:15 National Session (SK)
Chair: Valerie Brasse

  • State aid system for R&D and information system on research, development and innovations
    Lukáš Zendulka, Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of SR
  • The Development of Open Science in Slovakia
    Lucia Bernátová, Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for the Development of the Civil Society
  • Activities on Open Science Support in CVTI SR
    Jana Kasáková,
    Silvia Horáková (CVTI SR)
  • Research Information System in SAS
    Lukáš Demovič, Andrea Doktorová (Slovak Academy of Science)
  • The SK CRIS system and a R&D Data Integration
    Danica Zendulková (CVTI SR)

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00 Presentations by euroCRIS Strategic Partners
Chair: Michele Mennielli

  • MoU euroCRIS-OCLC and the Global CRIS-IR Survey by euroCRIS and OCLC.
    Rebecca Bryant, Senior Programme Officer, OCLC Research.
  • The CASRAI EU-Chapter
    Ligia Ribeiro, Senior Researcher, University of Porto. Head of CASRAI EU Initiative.
  • European Science Foundation: new projects and developments
    Julija Baginskaite, ESF

17:00-18:00: Sponsor session

Chair: Danica Zendulková


  • 4Science, Susanna Mornati

  • Elsevier, Rachel Brennesholtz

  • Clarivate Analytics, Jeffrey Clovis

  • Sigma, Anna Guillaumet


19.00 Dinner: Patrónsky pivovar


Wednesday November 22nd

08:30 - 10:15 National and Regional session
Chair: Pablo de Castro

  • An integrated system of services and science support systems
    Juraj Noge, Marián Trgala, Marta Dušková (CVTI SR)
  • Project Information System at the University of Žilina
    Ján Čelko (Vice-rector of Science and Research at UŽ)
  • Boosting Engagement of Serbian Universities in Open Science (BE-OPEN)
    Dejan Pajić (U Novi Sad), Biljana Kosanovic, Branko Milosavljevic (U Belgrade), Serbia
  • OMEGA-PSIR: Institutional CRIS at Polish Universities
    Jakub Koperwas, Henryk Rybinski, Łukasz Skonieczny, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 - 11:45 Regional session (continued)
Chair: Jürgen Güdler

  • Services of the Tomas Bata University Library for researchers
    Ivan Masár, TBU Zlín
  • From data collection to FAIR use in CRIS. The case of University of Vienna
    Steve Reding, Clemens Miniberger, University of Vienna
  • Development of Software Infrastructure for Research Domain at the University of Novi Sad (DOSIRD UNS,
    Dragan Ivanović, U Novi Sad, Serbia

11:45 - 12:45 CERIF developments
Chair: Elly Dijk

  • CERIF-XML OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers
    Jan Dvorak, euroCRIS Task Group leader CERIF and Architectures
  • The CERIFication of the Jisc Research Data Shared Services (RDSS)
    Anna Clements, euroCRIS Executive Startegy
  • The Dutch P-O-P-F project: communicating information between institutional and national CRIS in The Netherlands by means of CERIF
    Ed Simons, Radboud University, President of euroCRIS

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 14:30 euroCRIS Business session
Chair: Ed Simons

  • Peter Leijten, euroCRISTreasurer: Budget 2018
  • Valérie Brasse, euroCRIS Executive Projects euroCRIS projects
  • Task group leaders - Progress task groups

14:30 - 16:00 Presentation by euoroCRIS Strategic partners (continued)
Chair: Miguel-Angel Sicilia

  • ORCiD: News and Developments
    Josh Brown, Director Partnerships, ORCiD organisation
  • DuraSpace-euroCRIS: a new cooperation
    Michele Mennielli, External Relations Executive DuraSpace and euroCRIS
  • EUNIS-euroCRIS initiative for analysing the role of CRISs within the Higher Education IT ecosystem
    Lígia Maria Ribeiro, Principal Researcher Faculty of Engineering - University of Porto

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30 Panel discussion with Strategic Partners
Chair: Pablo de Castro
Towards an International Research Information Infrastructure: concrete steps and joint way forward. Follow-up discussion on the initiative started at the SMM in Athens last year

17:30 - 17:45 Closing


Practical information

Venue of the meeting

The euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting will take place in the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Lamačská cesta 8/A, Bratislava (GPS: S 48.16987°, V 17.07459°).

How to get to the meeting venue?

  • Transpost from/to Vienna airport
    Direct connection between Vienna airport and the Bratislava main bus station (Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy) with Eurolines or Regiojet lines. From the main bus station (Mlynské Nivy) to the bus stop Patrónka (bus no. 21 or no. 25). Then walk ca. 2 minutes (140 m) to the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information.
  • Transport from/to Bratislava airport
    From the airport to the bus stop Trnavské mýto (bus no. 61), then continue to the bus stop Patrónka (bus no. 63) or to the bus stop SAV (trolleybus no. 204) and then continue to the bus stop Patrónka (bus no. 21 or no. 63). Then walk ca. 2 minutes (140 m) to the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information.
  • Transport from/to the train station
    From the main train station to the bus stop SAV (bus no. 32), then continue to the bus stop Patrónka (bus no. 21, no. 25 or no. 63). Then walk ca. 2 minutes (140 m) to the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information.
  • If you are leaving from another place, you can use the following connections to the bus stop Patrónka:
    the buses no: 21, 25, 30, 37, 63, 83, 84, 92
    the trolleybuses: 207, 211, 212

The bus tickets can be purchased from the vending machine or from the newsstand. The ticket is marked directly in the means of transport. You can find the ticket price here.
You can also download the application of Bratislava public transport services here.
Hop In and Uber mobile application are available for Bratislava.
You can find all information about transport in the city on the official tourist website.


You can enjoy your stay in Bratislava in one of the following hotels that are recommended by our co-organisers:

Hotel Matyšák***
Ibis Bratislava Centrum***
Crowne Plaza****
Falkensteiner Hotel Bratislava****
Hotel Brix****
Hotel Devín****
Hotel Mercure****
Hotel Tatra****

You may also find your accommodation in the neighborhood of the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information using

About Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, lies along both sides of the river Danube, in the south-west of the country, close to the borders with Austria and Hungary. City has a rich cultural life, with a large number of museums, galleries and theatres, including world-renowned Slovak National Theatre, and annually hosts many festivals and other cultural events.