CIA Workshop: London, 19th October 2012

Workshop: Transferring research data to RCUK and other organisations

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Register your interest now for the opportunity to attend our free event on Friday 19th October in London.

Come along and hear about the work we have been doing on exchanging research data via CERIF-XML.

This event will include an overview and demonstration of prototypes to transfer information between organisations such as RCUK (via the Research Outcomes System [ROS]) and other Research Organisations using a standard CERIF format via various Research Information Systems; ultimately saving researchers and central research administrators’ time, allowing them time to concentrate on their core tasks.

The workshop will include discussion as to sustainability of the CERIF-XML model, and will include a short presentation from our RIM3 partner project IRIOS2, with whom we have been working closely to create a standard model for CERIF-XML.

Draft Agenda

CIA Workshop – JISC, Brettenham Woburn House, London (10am – 4pm)
 Time  Item  Introduced by
10:00 Registration (Tea & Coffee)
10:30 Welcome and Introduction, including aims of project and workshop Scott Brander, Project Manager
10:40 Research Information Management – Context Josh Brown (JISC)
10:50 Examples of use cases and demonstrations
  • Rachel Curwen (University of York)
  • Valerie McCutcheon/David McElroy (Glasgow)
  • Juergen Wastl (University of Cambridge)
11:30 Break
11:45 Future direction of ROS and RCUK Dale Heenan (RCUK)
12:15 Survey results (CIA & ROS) & further discussions James Toon, University of Edinburgh
13:00 Lunch
14:00 CERIF and related projects, etc. Brigitte Joerg, euroCRIS/UKOLN
14:30 Brainstorming, roadmap, etc. (Breakouts)  TBC
15:30 Conclusions and closure Anna Clements

How do I get to Brettenham HouseWoburn House?

Please find directions here for the location.

Where will I see outputs from the meeting?

Outputs from the workshop will be posted on this blog.  If you cannot make the event but want to be notified of the report please let us know via

What do I do if I require further information?

If you have any further questions about the content, etc. of the workshop, please contact Scott Brander, Project Manager:

How to I request a place at the workshop?

To request a place please email with your name, organisation, job title, and any dietary requirements. Alternatively, please complete the following form: