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EuroCRIS Action Plan Discussion. The key to our success rests with us, one step at a time. Discussion Highlights. Adamczak. Website needed Best Practice DB nice idea EWG decision. Alfreda. What is critical to address today?. Marga. Staged approach to a professional association

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Eurocris action plan discussion
EuroCRIS Action PlanDiscussion

The key to our success rests with us, one step at a time.


  • Website needed

  • Best Practice DB nice idea

  • EWG decision


  • What is critical to address today?


  • Staged approach to a professional association

  • Planning group needed

  • / portal

  • Need “ERGO”

  • Enlarge membership

    • Charge a fee

Eurocris action plan discussion

  • Disappointed with slow route for change

  • CRIS2002 and ERGO and CERIF point to urgency

  • Today: Install committee of 5-7 members

  • Five task forces to run in parallel

    • ERGO

    • CERIF

    • CRIS2002

    • CGP

    • Charter / Mission

Eurocris action plan discussion

  • Membership must be involved

    • Or else we must remain in same position as today


  • Decisions Today

    • Chair

    • One year for planning committee

      • How to implement change from SIG: Special Interest Group to PA: Professional Association

    • Website at Bergen for one year

    • Next meeting


  • Step by step

  • “ERIC” portal

  • Do we need a large association? Not necessarily.

Eurocris action plan discussion

  • We should make as many decisions today as possible.

  • We should not wait one year.

  • Change comes from “pressure” and momentum. We have that now.


  • Staged evolutionary approach

  • There are many implications to our actions

    • Institutional approval for participation in organization and on task groups

Today s decisions
Today’s Decisions?

  • EWG

    • Secretary

      • Marga

  • Mission Statementdrafting for ratification at next meeting

    • In interim, each of us should confer with home institutions

  • Planning group

    • Mandate to return recommendations of constitutional and structural nature to this forum by November 2001, BEFORE next meeting?

      • Marga, Eric, Keith, Vigdis

Today s decisions1
Today’s Decisions?

  • Need for a budget? Y/N

  • (Membership fee? Y?N)

    • These two points serve as guidelines to planning group

  • Leadership cultivation and nominating group

    • For future task-group memberships

    • Must work with planning group, in due course

  • Next meeting

    • Venue: UK, Rutherford

    • Date: TBD (October?)

Mission statement draft
Mission Statement – Draft!!!

  • EuroCRIS is established in Europe to be the internationally recognized point of reference for all matters relating to CRIS: Current Research Information Systems.

  • EuroCRIS serves its membership and the global research community, and advances the field of CRIS through life-long professional development, the sharing of knowledge, and by fostering a sense of true community.

    • (Research Information: From data to insight)


  • Apply and maintain internationally accepted standards and guidelines, and develop where necessary

    • CERIF

  • Build and maintain an RTD thesaurus

  • Establish a “one-stop shop” portal/gateway to global CRIS

  • Set up a European database of RTD endeavors


  • Adhere to principles of best practice

    • Include the management of the Code of Good Practice (CGP)

  • Provide a forum for exploring and exploiting new and emerging concepts and technologies (incl. data quality, standards, etc…)

  • Nurture a community of CRIS practitioners and users

  • Addressing the needs of the CRIS user groups