This month we are pleased to welcome Dublin-based Vidatum Ltd as a new institutional member of euroCRIS. Vidatum is a CRIS provider whose solution also includes modules for Ethics and Grant Management. There are already seven Vidatum instances in the euroCRIS Directory of Research Information Systems (DRIS), most of them at Irish universities but also including the GRIS national system currently used by 12 universities in Georgia.
After the 2021 edition was held as a virtual conference, the 3rd Expert Finder Systems International Forum will be held again as an in-person event this year. The event will take place Apr 5-6, 2023 in Coral Gables, Miami, Florida under the banner "Connecting the dots" and its full programme has already been made available. Early bird registration is open until Jan 30, 2023.
The elections for the new euroCRIS Board 2023/24 were completed as of Dec 30th, 2022 – thanks to all members that cast their votes in the process. The results have produced three new Board members for the next two years that will replace the three former members that stepped down at the end of 2022. The three newly elected Board members are Sophie Biesenbender (KFiD, Germany), Michael Greil (U Vienna, Austria) and Dragan Ivanovic (U Novi Sad, Serbia).
The elections for the new euroCRIS Board to serve during the term 2023/24 have been launched on Dec 20th via the online electionrunner app. All euroCRIS members registered on the mailing list have received a token for choosing up to seven members of the new Board from the list of nine candidates. The election will remain open until midnight on Fri Dec 30, 2022. Thanks for your participation!
The 28 presentation delivered at the recently held Autumn 2022 euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting in Nijmegen are already available in the euroCRIS repository. Thanks to all presenters for their participation in the event!
The process for electing the euroCRIS Board members for the new 2-year term (2023/24) will be held in December. Three current Board members will be stepping down at the end of this term – Ed Simons (Radboud University, Netherlands), Eiken Friedrichsen (U Kiel, Germany) and Miguel Ángel Sicilia (U Alcala, Spain). Any new candidacies may be submitted to eurocris [at] eurocris.org until midnight on Thu Dec 14th. The online voting process is expected to kick-off on Fri Dec 15th and the voting system will remain open for euroCRIS members to cast ther vote until the end of the year.
A joint blog post by the RIS Synergy project team in Austria and euroCRIS has been published on Nov 25th announcing the forthcoming launch of the National/Regional Research Portals Working Group during the euroCRIS Autumn 2022 Strategic Membership Meeting in Nijmegen. This new WG, to be jointly managed by the RIS Synergy team and euroCRIS, will bring together representatives from various national and regional CRIS in Europe and beyond to collaboratively discuss the workflows associated with these platforms.
A new euroCRIS webinar devoted to the Hércules project aimed to build a national CRIS in Spain will be held at 11am CET on Wed Nov 23rd. The session will be moderated by euroCRIS Board member Miguel Ángel Sicilia, will be conducted in Spanish language and will be specifically addressed to research libraries in Spain. The objective of the session – which will feature short presentations by Hércules project team members Reyes Hernández-Mora and José Tomás Palma – is to discuss system interoperability and information exchange mechanisms between the new national CRIS and the already existing institutional research portals at many Spanish universities.
On Nov 16th, 2022 the proceedings for the 15th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (CRIS2022) have been published in special issue 211 of Procedia Computer Science. The special issue includes 31 papers for conference contributions that were delivered last May in Dubrovnik (Croatia).