The PUCPCRIS institutional CRIS at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) in Lima will be launched during an event on Thu 23 Nov. Given this overlaps with the Autumn 2023 Strategic Membership Meeting, it's not possible to euroCRIS to deliver a presentation at this event, not even a remote one, but we have contributed a short pre-recorded presentation welcoming the new Pure-based CRIS to the ever wider CRIS network in the country and beyond.
The programme for the Autumn 2023 Strategic Membership Meeting of euroCRIS that will be held Nov 21-23 at the Public University of Navarre (UPNA) in Pamplona has already been finalised and is available on the event website. The SMM2023 programme will as usual include a national session on Day I showcasing recent developments in the CRIS landscape in Spain and a good number of contributions from euroCRIS members on Day II.
Two articles on CRIS-related topics have been published recently. A first one on the migration of 120,000 legacy publications from several systems into a CRIS using advanced data wrangling techniques at Tampere University was published in MDPI Publications on Nov 14. A second one on the FAIRification of CRIS was published last Sep in the Proceedings for the International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering, and Knowledge Management 2022.
The euroCRIS talk "Current Research Information Systems (CRIS): Tracing Research Activity" will be delivered on Wed Nov 15th at the II Simposio Internacional sobre "Generación y Transferencia de Conocimiento para la Transformación Digital" (SITIC2023) in Cuba. The event is organised by the Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas (UCLV) in Cayos de Villa Clara and will address three main themes: Academia-Industry collaboration for IT development, Information and knowledge for development and Data Science and Big Data.
We are happy to announce that Ils de Bal has joined the Board in Oct 2023 as a replacement for former euroCRIS President and fellow Flemish expert in research information management Sadia Vancauwenbergh, who stepped down as a Board member on that date. Ils works as Program Manager at the Flanders Research Information Space (FRIS) at the Departement Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie (EWI) of the Flemish Government. In that capacity she is one of the most active members of the recently founded CRISCROS WG for national and regional CRIS. Together with her EWI colleague Pascale Dengis, they have delivered plenty of updates on the activity of what is effectively one of the most advanced national/regional CRIS systems worldwide.
The presentation "The Role of URIS and Research Information Management Systems (RIMS) in the Implementation of Open Science" to be delivered by the euroCRIS Technical Secretary within the II International Conference "Open Science and Innovation in Ukraine 2023" is already available in the euroCRIS repository. The event programme, which includes other presentations on the topic of CRIS systems is also available in the repository record.
The recording for the webinar on web accessibility and WCAG compliance held on Mon Oct 16th is already available here (please use this access code). The session saw a brief introduction by the euroCRIS President Jan Dvořák, followed by an overview by George Macgregor (University of Glasgow) and an examination of the process to make documents WCAG compliant by Łukasz Kobyliński (Sages). The description of this process included WCAG AI demos by Michał Olczyk and Antoni Marek, also from Sages.
The Autumn series of euroCRIS webinars returns in 2023 with the Oct 16th webinar on accessibility and WCAG compliance in higher education. The webinar, coorganised with euroCRIS member Sages in Poland, will start at 11am CEST on Mon 16 Oct. A number of expert speakers will explore the relevance of web accessibility and the WCAG standards for the purpose of ensuring inclusiveness at Higher Education Institutions. This is a free event but registration is required.
On Thu Oct 5th the OpenLab in Ecuador will organise a session devoted to CRIS systems in Latin America from an open infrastructure perspective in which euroCRIS will be represented by its Technical Secretary. The 90-min session will be a panel discussion moderated by the OpenLab Director Francisco Silva Garcés with four CRIS experts in it: Diego Flórez from the VIVO-based AGROSAVIA institutional CRIS in Colombia, Claudia Córdova (CONCYTEC) as lead for the DSpace-CRIS-based PerúCRIS national CRIS, Washington Segundo (IBICT) as lead for the VIVO-based BrCris national CRIS and Pablo de Castro representing euroCRIS.
The call for proposals for contributions from euroCRIS members to the Autumn 2023 Strategic Membership Meeting to be held Nov 21-23 in Pamplona (Spain) was issued on Tue 26 Sep. The call is also open to non-members of euroCRIS but has first been sent out to our members. Please send your contributions to eurocris [at] eurocris.org. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 23:59 CEST on Sun 22 Oct, following which a preliminary programme will be added to the already available draft event website.