The Jisc Research management systems dynamic purchasing system (DPS), whose design euroCRIS has supported, was announced on Feb 12th and will be officially launched in April 2024. This procurement scheme complements the already existing Research outputs repository DPS and its launch means it will now also be able to be used for procuring CRISs in the UK. The request to participate (RTP) document for suppliers to join the DPS has been published and is currently open for application. Institutions planning to procure a CRIS or a repository who may want to use the Research management systems DPS are encouraged to ask their possible suppliers to apply to join the DPS.
The Research Contracts Benchmarking 2023 Public Report published earlier this month by Research Consulting states (among other interesting findings) that "50% of participating institutions use a research information management system to support research contracts management: a notable increase since 2018". After previous ones in 2013 and 2018, this is the third iteration of a benchmarking project looking at research contract management across universities in the UK and Australia.
Following conversations held at the Autumn 2023 euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting in Pamplona (Spain) last Nov, a joint euroCRIS/ORCID Working Group is currently being put together to address the topic of affiliations in ORCID records and the role CRIS systems may play in the associated workflows. A description of this WG is available online and expressions of interest from euroCRIS willing to be part of the discussion are encouraged. A form has been made available for such expressions of interest to be raised by the end of Feb 2024.
The CRIS2024 Conference in Vienna will see the first iteration of the newly-launched euroCRIS ECR support scheme to support the participation in the event of early stage researchers and technicians in the research information management domain. The scheme aims to waive the conference and official dinner registration fee for eligible ECRs up to a maximum of five attendees.
The original Feb 15th, 2024 deadline for submissions to the CRIS2024 Conference to be held at TU Wien next May has now been extended to Feb 29th to allow more contributions to be collected. This means that the notifications for acceptance/rejections of such submissions will now happen no later than Mar 15th, 2024.
On Mon Feb 12th the full-day event "Research Information services and Evaluation: The Polish Experience with CRIS, Open Access and Research Data repositories" will be held at the Center for Human and Social Sciences of the Spanish National Research Council (CCHS-CSIC) in Madrid, Spain. This will be an in-person-only 10am-7pm session where best practices in research information management, Open Access and Research Data Management in Poland will be addressed.
The IDCC2024 Workshop 1 "Elevating data management planning: Interoperability of RDM services through machine-actionability" to be held in Edinburgh on Mon Feb 19th will see euroCRIS represented on its programme. euroCRIS will join other research data-related services such as (among others) DataCite, re3data and OpenAIRE in the session "Rapid-fire talks by RDM platforms".
euroCRIS is pleased to announce that the Autumn 2024 Strategic Membership Meeting will be held in Paris in Nov 26-28, 2024. The venue for the event will be confirmed soon.
Following the presentation "PID Network Germany – community building and national roadmap development across ten PID use cases" delivered by Uni Bielefeld's Andreas Czerniak at the euroCRIS Spring 2023 membership meeting in Brussels last year, euroCRIS will be represented in the project workshop on "PIDs for Open Access Publication Services and CRIS" to be held as a hybrid event at the University of Bielefeld on Mar 20th, 2024.
A preliminary version of the CRIS2024 website for the Conference to be held May 15-17, 2024 at TU Wien is already available. The information will gradually be completed in the coming weeks so that the event website is ready by the time the Feb 15th submission deadline on the CRIS2024 CfP is reached.