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An Introduction into euroCRIS. CRIS Seminar Brussel, 18/09/03 Marga van Meel euroCRIS, Secretariat. What is a CRIS. A CRIS (Current Research Information System) is any information tool dedicated to provide access to and disseminate research information.

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an introduction into eurocris
An Introduction into euroCRIS

CRIS Seminar Brussel, 18/09/03Marga van MeeleuroCRIS, Secretariat

what is a cris
What is a CRIS
  • A CRIS (Current Research Information System) is any information tool dedicated to provide access to and disseminate research information.
  • This includes People, Projects, Organisation, Results, Facilities and Equipments
  • CRIS ‘s may be organized thematically or along the lines or scientific disciplines, and may be regional, national or transnational

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directory of research information systems
Directory of Research Information Systems
  • DRIS, an inventory of 107 CRIS’s worldwide
  • CRIS’s has been identified in all continents
  • Most of the systems have been set up to serve national needs
  • Four types of information systems can be distinguished, namely information on
    • research information
    • scientist
    • research programs and projects
    • research publications

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directory of research information systems2
Directory of Research Information Systems
  • Geographical coverage continents
    • Europe 51
    • North America 18
    • Australia 4
    • Asia 6
    • Africa 1
    • South America 3
    • Worldwide 24

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directory of research information systems3
Directory of Research Information Systems
  • Scientific disciplines
    • technology 35
    • all sciences 29
    • social sciences 23
    • environment 20
    • agriculture 19
    • engineering 17
    • humanities 16
    • medicine/health 15
    • physics 15
    • etc. ………….

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who are we
Who are we
  • euroCRIS is a not-for-profit association an aims to be the internationally recognized point of reference for all matters relating to CRIS
  • euroCRIS is established to adress issues of CRIS worldwide, but with emphasis on Europe as continental entity
  • euroCRIS fosters the CERIF-format and CRIS Best Practices, organizes tutorials, courses and a biennial series of conferences

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historical information and plan for the future
Historical information and plan for the future
  • A history over more then 12 years
  • Mr. Hauge (Norway) started in 1991 the European Conference Series on CRIS
  • The European Platform for Current Research Database producers was set up in 1995. The goal of the Platform was to provide an informal forum
  • In 2001 restructuring of euroCRIS took place into a formal professional organisation
  • euroCRIS has the ambition to play a leading role in the establishment and maintance of a future Integrated Information system (IIS-ERAWATCH)

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how are we organised
How are we organised
  • Association, charter, elections
  • Management; Board and Taskgroups
    • Best Practise Taskgroup
    • CERIF Taskgroup
    • Conference Taskgroup
    • ExCom Taskgroup
    • Project Taskgroup

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taskgroup best practise
Taskgroup Best Practise
  • Prepares and maintains the euroCRIS Code of Good Practise
  • Develops a reference CERIF implementation
  • Prepares associated supporting documentation, courses etc.
  • Develops a reference database of CERIF-based CRIS implementations

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taskgroup cerif
Taskgroup CERIF
  • Develops the CERIF data model
  • Develops the CERIF ontology
  • Develops the CERIF database implementation (database schema)
  • Processes feedback about CERIF from the CRIS community (improving the CERIF-model)
  • Provides helpdesk functions about CERIF
  • Investigates new technologies (e.g. Semantic Web) and new areas (e.g. information integration) of CERIF use

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taskgroup conference
Taskgroup Conference
  • Organises the CRIS series of conferences with associated workshops and tutorials

Putting the Sparkle in the Knowledge Society The 7th International Conference on CRIS, Antwerp, May 13-15 2004

Topics:

  • CRIS supporting the R&D and innovation processes
  • Benefits of CRIS for researchers and other users
  • Demand on CRIS for quality
  • Technological developments
  • From information to knowledge

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taskgroup excom
Taskgroup ExCom
  • Coordinates web site developments

www.eurocris.org

  • Publishes the newsletter
  • Prepares all promotional materials
  • Works with Secretariat on membership issues

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taskgroup projects
Taskgroup Projects
  • Actively monitors funding opportunities
  • Coordinates the work of euroCRIS members for bids
  • When acting as subcontractor, represents euroCRIS in management meetings of consortia
  • Manages the project portfolio of euroCRIS
  • Develops an expertise file of the euroCRIS membership

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who are our members
Who are our members
  • euroCRIS members are representatives from (national) organisations dealing with content, technology and/or policy aspects of CRIS and thus may be regarded as national agencies
  • 43 members from 19 countries
    • Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Swiss, United Kingdom, USA.

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what services do we provide
What services do we provide
  • Networking
    • meetings
    • newsletter
    • website
  • Training and education
    • tutorials
    • workshops
    • seminars
    • conferences
  • Standards
    • CERIF
    • Code of Good Practise for CRIS’s

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