The slides for the presentation "Research Information Systems as Leverage for Open Science" delivered by euroCRIS President Sadia Vancauwenbergh at the EARMA Digital Coference 2021 on Apr 15th are already available in the euroCRIS repository.
The 2nd Foro Latinoamericano de Evaluación Científica—FOLEC will be held Apr 27-28, 2021 by the Argentinian National Council for Science and Technology (CONICET) and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO). The Technical Secretary of euroCRIS has been invited to deliver a short talk and to chair the first panel discussion at the event on Apr 27th, whose topic will be "National Research Information Systems and the contribution of institutional repositories and CRIS systems to the design of research assessment indicators".
On Mar 22nd, 2021 euroCRIS submitted its application to become an Observer with the EOSC Association (a list of provisional EOSC-A members and observers as of Oct 28th, 2020 is available here). During the Mar 25th formal meeting of the EOSC Association Board of Directors, euroCRIS's application was provisionally approved.
The ENDORSE conference ("EuropeaN Data conference On Reference data and SEmantics") will be held online in the week from the 16 to the 19 of March. The programme for each day will be driven by a specific topic: Reference data governance in cross-organisational environments (Day 1), ‘Law as code’ and interoperability (Day 2), Procurement and interoperability (Day 3) and Linking data spaces (Day 4).
The in-person Spring membership meeting that was planned to be held Apr 26-28, 2021 at the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol (Cyprus) has unfortunately been cancelled. Same as for the previous Autumn 2020 membership meeting last Nov, the on-site event will be replaced by a new series of euroCRIS webinars whose programme and dates will soon be announced.
A 3-day training course on research information management and CRIS systems was held on Feb 24-26 for the Consortium of Galician Universities (CISUG, formerly BUGalicia). The consortium brings together the three Universities – A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo – in Galicia, North West Spain.
The presentations and session recording for the Feb 11th joint euroCRIS/EARMA webinar "RIM v RMA: Mutual areas of interest between Research Information Management (RIM) and Research Management and Administration (RMA) professionals" are already available in the euroCRIS repository and on the euroCRIS YouTube channel respectively.
Following the recently announced MoU between euroCRIS and EARMA, a first collaborative activity has been scheduled for Thu Feb 11th, 15 to 17 hrs CET. This will be a free webinar hosted by euroCRIS on the topic of research information management (RIM) vs research management and administration (RMA).