One of the main outcomes of the face-to-face euroCRIS Board meeting held Feb 21, 2023 at DANS in The Hague was the election of Jan Dvořák as the new euroCRIS President following Sadia Vancauwenbergh's stepping down as President at the end of 2022. Jan works as CRIS analyst at the Computing and Information Centre of the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czechia) and lectures at the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship of the Charles University in Prague.
The original Feb 21 deadline for conference submissions for the 29th Annual EUNIS Congress, to be held 14-16 June, 2023 at the University of Vigo in Galicia (Spain), has now been extended until Mar 6. Research information systems and their design, development and deployment is one of the proposed tracks in the call for proposals for the event.
As announced earlier this month, the Spring 2023 euroCRIS membership meeting will take place in Brussels on May 31 and June 1, 2023. The venue for the meeting will be the DoubleTree hotel next to the Botanic Garden in the city centre. The official #MM2023Brussels dinner will be held at the scenic Atomium restaurant. A message has been sent to all euroCRIS members providing further details on the logistics: a registration page will soon be put up and a preliminary event programme will follow suit.
The forthcoming euroCRIS Spring 2023 membership meeting will take place on May 31 and June 1, 2023 in Brussels. We are not yet able to disclose the actual location for the event since the local organisers -- the EWI Department for Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish Government -- are still holding talks with a few candidate venues in the city centre. This final info will be provided as soon as it becomes available; in the meantime the info on dates and host city is shared to enable travel planning by our members.
The BMBF-funded TAPIR project (acronym for "Partially Automated Persistent Identifier-based Reporting" in German language) led by TIB Hannover and the University of Osnabrück will hold an (online) end-of-project workshop on Mon Feb 6th. The project has explored among other things the harvesting of research information on the basis of persistent identifiers and the partially automated generation of research reports using VIVO. The event programme includes CRIS-related talks from José Francisco Salm Junior (on the use of PIDs in the Brazilian Lattes) and Sabina Auhunas on PIDs in the Ukrainian Research Information System URIS.
The release of the report "Building the plane as we fly it: the promise of Persistent Identifiers" was announced on Thu Feb 2nd. Written for the Knowledge Exchange by a team of consultants under the scidecode banner which includes two members of the euroCRIS Board, the report is the outcome of the KE project "Risks and Trust in pursuit of a well-functioning Persistent Identifier infrastructure for research" that was first presented at the CRIS2022 Conference in Dubrovnik.
The kick-off meeting for the newly launched #NatResPortWG was held on Feb 1st, 2023. Coordinated by the RIS Synergy project team at TU Wien and the University of Vienna, this first meeting saw 35 attendees from national and regional CRIS initiatives in Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine. A list of suitable topics for the WG discussions was agreed together with the logistics for this collaborative effort.