Below is a link to a collaborative spreadsheet which maps CERIF entities from the CERIF semantics and three previous projects: CRISPool, IRIOS and CERIFy. The aim of this mapping is to help agree a standard model for CERIF-XML.

The second tab lists the relevant entities together with areas for further discussion (i.e. where the CERIF semantics and one or more of the previous projects differed) and comments as applicable.

The CERIF Semantics are to the prefinal version of CERIF 1.3, but the mapping document will be updated on release of the final semantics from  euroCRIS.

Any feedback is appreciated on this mapping and can be updated, provided you have a Windows Live ID (alternatively, emailed to Scott Brander, CiA Project Manager). We will be discussing the mapping document in more detail at the CERIF Tutorial and UK Data Surgery at Bath on 9th February, therefore any comments would be welcomed by Thursday 2nd February at the latest. Please highlight any changes you have made to the spreadsheet – this will make life a little easier for comments to be assimilated.

Note: This document will be updated when any new comments are received – last updated 06/02/12.


Article in D-Lib magazine

For info  – article published in this month’s D-lib  ‘SWORD: Facilitating Deposit Scenarios’ has now been published in this month’s D-Lib:

Several case studies referenced including St Andrews CRIS-IR &  Reposit project which include CIA members

RIM3 (Research Information Management) Meeting, Edinburgh (11 & 12 January 2012)

Just returned from an invaluable start-up meeting in Edinburgh with overviews of the IRIOS-2 and RMAS projects, support and synthesis project sessions led by Jisc infoNet, UKOLN and OSS-Watch. Also had some very useful sessions on collaborative working where we could identify co-working oppportunites and shared challenges between the projects.

CiA discussions went well and everybody looking forward to receiving full mapping document between various projects shortly to faciltate the development of a common model for CiA. Questions that arose included likely demand and possible use cases for an aggregation system and who could be involved in the wider user group. The CERIF in Action Project Director and Project Manager presented on the CERIF in Action and a copy of the presentation can be found here: RIM3 Programme meeting – CERIF in Action Presentation

CERIF and euroCRIS meetings in Bath – open to all and Free

9&10 February 2012, University of Bath
———————————————–euroCRIS, UKOLN and JISC are organising:

9 Feb, 11.00-17.00: CERIF tutorial and UK data surgery
Bring your CERIF queries and data modelling/mapping issues for discussion with euroCRIS CERIF experts; agenda available January

10 Feb, 09.00-17.00: euroCRIS Task Group meetings
Parallel meetings of 5 Task Groups in am and pm. Participation is open to all – you do not need to be a euroCRIS member. Task Group leaders are keen to involve UK input. Note also that CERIF expertise is not required (see agendas).

The euroCRIS Newsflash of 23 December includes information about both meetings:

Watch the euroCRIS meetings pages for agenda and registration info for 9 Feb:,%20United%20Kingdom/

There is no charge for participation on either day. This forms part of JISC’s Research Information Management (RIM) programme to increase the uptake of CERIF in the UK and to support the emerging community of practice. UKOLN at University of Bath provides support for JISC RIM work.