Barcelona Strategic Membership Meeting, November 2015

Membership Meetings

Registration  -- Accommodation -- Programme

The second euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting will be held from 9-11 November in Barcelona. This meeting will be organised in close collaboration with the Consorci de Serveis Universitair de Catalunya (CSUC) and the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (Institute for Catalan Studies, IEC). The last organisation is also the host for the meeting. 

Venue of the Meeting: Carrer del Carme, 47, 08001 Barcelona.. 

Welcome Reception: euroCRIS will offer you a welcome reception at the Meeting's venue, the beautiful Cloister of the IEC, starting Monday November 9th, at 19.00 h.

Strategic Members Meetings may be regarded as a combination of a Strategic Seminar and a regular Membership Meeting. During this meeting the accent is on use case-based discussions with both our Strategic Partners and Members.

So, the goals of the event are not only the exchange of information and ideas but more so, the exploration of possible concrete joint actions and projects towards the realisation of an improvement of the research information landscape, based on international standards. Of course, from the point of view of euroCRIS, the role CRIS and, in particular, CERIF can (and should) play in this respect will  be a major focus of attention.

The central theme for the 2015 Strategic Membership Meeting is:

International Collaboration on Research Information Management and CERIF

This theme, we think a very relevant one to both our  Strategic Partners and members, covers aspects as:  

  • Assessment of research
  • Grant application, workflow and monitoring
  • Profiling of researchers and institutes
  • Research data management and archiving
  • (the creation of) Research information infrastructures
  • Local /institutional developments
  • (inter-)National developments

During the Strategic Membership Meeting a mix of contributions/views by Strategic Partners and members will be presented. The emphasis of the contributions lies on discussion and interaction. These contributions may regard general, theoretical, aspects concerning the theme, but their main focus should be on practical use cases and requirements. Besides, space will be available for relevant presentations by Spanish stakeholders.

Poster sessions

During lunchtime posters will be presented,



During the meeting information and experiences may be shared using the hashtag #euroCRIS15

Registration of the event is mandatory, but free for members. Non-members may also attend the meeting for a fee of 60 euros. With this fee they will automatically get a personal membership until January 1, 2017. Registration will close on November 4, 2015.

The meeting dinner will take place on November 10th at Restaurante Fonda España. The cost of the meeting dinner is 47 euros (excl. handling fee). The dinner can be booked in combination with the registration.  Booking for the dinner will be possible until November 7th, 2015.


Practical information


The following hotels are recommended by our co-organiser IEC:

Hotel Silken ; Hotel Turin ; Researchers' Residences

You may also search for accomodation in the neighbourhood of IEC using for Barcelona

Looking forward to see you in Barcelona!

Arjan Hogenaar
euroCRIS Secretary

For procedural questions regarding the Strategic Membership Meeting, please contact the euroCRIS Secretariat:

EuroCRIS Secretariat
c/o: DANS Office
P.O. Box  93067
2509 AB  The Hague
The Netherlands
T: +31 70 349 44 50