euroCRIS events

Series of euroCRIS webinars

As a way to keep the conversation on research information management and CRIS systems going while unable to hold our on-site events due to the pandemic, euroCRIS is running a number of online events aimed to keep the RIM community up to date on interesting initiatives and projects. All events are free but require registration. Several different series of such webinars are being simultaneously held:

1. Spring/Autumn series of euroCRIS webinars

These are series of daily online events grouped together in the same week with the aim to replace euroCRIS membership meetings that would otherwise be held as in-person meetings. Chaired by euroCRIS Board members, these series of euroCRIS events include presentations by specific projects followed by a Q&A with the audience. Both the session recordings and the slides delivered during the webinars are openly made available after the events.

  • Spring 2021 Series of euroCRIS webinars

Second series of euroCRIS webinars held on the week of May 17-21, 2021 replacing the Spring 2021 Membership Meeting originally planned to be held at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in Limassol, Cyprus. Session slides and recordings for all webinars in the series are available at the event programme website.

  • Autumn 2020 Series of euroCRIS webinars

The first series of euroCRIS webinars was held in Nov 23-27, 2020 as a replacement for the Autumn 2020 Strategic Membership Meeting. The session recordings and the presentations can be accessed from the programme website.


2. Series of monthly euroCRIS webinars

Given that the number of candidate projects and initiatives to be featured on the Spring or Autumn series above typically exceed the number of available slots, the decision was made to move some of those into a different series of standalone webinars to be held on an approximately monthly basis. This series also covers events jointly organised with other organisations such as the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA). Webinars held so far or planned to be held under this series include:

  • June 22nd, 2021 Webinar on the CapLab software by AMUE in France

This monthly euroCRIS webinar will be devoted to the CapLab software developed by the French AMUE (Agence de mutualisation des universités et établissements d'enseignement supérieur ou de recherche – shared-services agency for universities and other higher education and research Institutions) as an application for research labs where the activities, projects and research outputs of Units of Research can be stored. More information is available on the event webpage, from which it's also possible to register.

  • Webinar on the CERIF Refactoring Project by Jan Dvořák (date TBC)

The CERIF Refactoring Pilot project aims to upgrade the modeling paradigm of CERIF, the Common European Research Information Format, which lies at the core of many Current Research Information Systems (CRIS, also known as RIMS). The current monolithic model will be divided into modules for easier adaptation and a more agile development process.

The model and the ensuing serializations will serve the typical scenarios of research information interchange: administrative document attachments in reporting workflows, communication through APIs and exposure as Linked Open Data.

  • Webinar on Ethics and CRIS Systems by Otmane Azeroual and Joachim Schöpfel (date TBC)

Following the recent publication of the paper "Research Ethics, Open Science and CRIS", the co-authors carried out an empirical survey with a small sample of CRIS experts, system managers, software publishers and project leaders, most of them from European countries. The purpose is double:

  1. To investigate opinions on ethical requirements from the academic communities, funders, research organizations, authorities and society as a whole, and to assess attitudes towards ethical principles and scientific misconduct;
  2. To assess whether and to what extent ethical issues and aspects are considered in the design, implementation and application of CRIS.

This webinar will present the results of this survey together with some conclusions and suggestions for next steps on the topic


Previous monthly webinars

  • Feb 11th, 2021 Joint webinar with EARMA on Research Information Management and Research Management and Administration

Joint webinar between euroCRIS and EARMA to explore the blurred boundaries between Research Information Management (RIM) and Research Management and Administration (RMA). The event featured short presentations on RIM and RMA by representatives from both organisations, plus guest talks from an institution, Edinburgh Napier University and a CRIS vendor, Worktribe.


3. Series of Spanish-language webinars for euroCRIS members in Latin America

Two standalone webinars in Spanish language have been held so far within this series of events aimed to serve the euroCRIS membership in Latin America. Both of them were held in the spring of 2020 and both addressed institutional case studies for the pilot implementation of CRIS systems at Peruvian universities within the PerúCRIS project to design, develop and implement a national research information management system in Peru.


Conferences and Membership Meetings

Twice a year, euroCRIS organises events to stay in contact  and share information with its membership and the CRIS community about developments going on in the field of research information in general and CRISs in particular. Every Spring there is, alternatingly, an international CRIS Conference (on even years) and a euroCRIS Membership Meeting (on odd years). Every Autumn a  so called Strategic Membership Meeting is organised where special attention is paid to the relation with and presentations by our Strategic Partners. A substantial number of papers and presentations is contributed to and presented at these events which are deposited and free to access in our Repository. Overviews of the contributions presented at specific meetings are accessible through the links on the right column of this page. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, euroCRIS was unfortunately forced to cancel its on-site events after the Autmn 2019 Strategic Membership Meeting in Münster held in Nov'2019. The original plans for 2020 involved the celebration of our CRIS2020 Conference as an on-site event in Limassol, Cyprus but these plans had to be abandoned. The series of euroCRIS webinars above are an attempt to keep the conversation going while it remains impossible to meet face-to-face. So far an Autumn 2020 series of webinars has been held replacing the Autumn 2020 SMM and a second Spring 2021 series is forthcoming to cover the Spring 2021 Membership Meeting. We are hoping it may be possible to hold the Autumn 2021 Strategic Membership Meeting as an on-site event again, but if were still not possible, it will once again be replaced by an online series of webinars. 

More information on the developments around on-site Membership Meetings for 2021 will be communicated to our members in due course.