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 free online events aimed to keep the RIM community up to date on interesting initiatives and projects. Several different series of such webinars are being simultaneously held:

1. Spring or 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 hosted by the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in Limassol, Cyprus. Session slides and recordings are available at the event website for this Spring 2021 series.

  • 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 exceeded the number of available slots, the decision was made to move some of those into a different series of standalone webinars that would 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:

  • Sep 30th, 2021 Webinar on 'Ethics and CRIS' by Joachim Schöpfel and Otmane Azeroual     

The topic of Ethics and CRIS has been raised at previous euroCRIS membership meetings but has never been included in an event programme before. Following the publication of their paper "Research Ethics, Open Science and CRIS" in MDPI Publications in 2020, the presenters have conducted a survey to learn more about the views of research information management practitioners on this topic. The results of the survey will be presented at this webinar, offering an opportunity to discuss their implications. The session will be chaired by the euroCRIS Technical Secretary Pablo de Castro.

Back in February, euroCRIS and EARMA held a first joint event to explore the boundaries and synergies between Research Management and Administration (RMA) and Research Information Management (RIM). As a follow-up to this previous event, this 2nd joint webinar between euroCRIS and EARMA aims to look into the way institutions deal with the early stages of project management. These cover from a very early project idea to its formalisation as an official proposal that will eventually get awarded funding within a specific research funding call and get an award contract signed.

The session aims to showcase a number of institutional case studies to explore how effectively universities in Europe are handling these early stages in a project lifecycle and what systems they are using for the purpose. These presentations will be followed by a plenary Q&A session for common themes. This will be a free event but registration is required.

Previous webinars 

  • July 6th, 2021 webinar on the CERIF Refactoring Project by Jan Dvořák and Dragan Ivanović

The monthly euroCRIS webinar on Tue Jul 6th addressed the ongoing CERIF Refactoring pilot project led by Jan Dvořák and Dragan Ivanović from the euroCRIS CERIF Task Group. This internal euroCRIS project started at the beginning of 2021 with the aim to upgrade the modeling paradigm of CERIF, the Common European Research Information Format, which lies at the core of many Current Research Information Systems. The current monolithic model will be divided into modules for easier adaptation and a more agile development process.

The webinar was delivered by project leads Jan Dvořák (Czech Technical University in Prague) and Dragan Ivanović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia). The session was chaired by euroCRIS Board member Anna Guillaumet, who also sits in the euroCRIS Technical Committee for Interoperability and Standards (TCIS), the internal committee that oversees the project.

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

Monthly euroCRIS webinar 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.

The webinar was delivered by Carine Bougnague, institutional relations officer, Pascal Pérotin, Caplab Head and Bertrand Mocquet, digital expert at AMUE and was chaired by euroCRIS Board member Joachim Schopfel at the University of Lille, France. The session slides and recording are available at the event webpage.

  • 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. Session slides and recording are available at the event webpage linked above.


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.

  • May 27nd, 2020 Webinar "The collection of research information. A case study for the Pure-based Research Information System at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima"

Spanish-language euroCRIS webinar showcasing a second case study for an institutional Pure CRIS system at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) in Lima, Peru. The webinar included two presentations by euroCRIS Secretary Pablo de Castro and SIC-USIL CRIS manager Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza. The recording for the session is available here (starts on min 9, password 5R+&uz9$).

  • Apr 23rd, 2020 Webinar "Introducción a la gestión de la información científica. El proyecto USatCRIS" ("Introduction to Research Information Management: the USatCRIS project").

The 1-hr session, jointly organised with our Peruvian strategic partner CONCYTEC in Lima, provided a description of the project to build an institutional CRIS based on DSpace-CRIS at Universidad Católica Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo in Chiclayo (Peru) by project lead Mery Mendoza Rodas. This is one of the institutional pilots being implemented by the CONCYTEC-led PerúCRIS project to build a national CRIS infrastructure in the country. The recording for the webinar was made openly available after the session (the event starts on min 15 of the recording).


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 was organised 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.