Research Information meets Research Data!

Presented at the DCC Roadshow in Dundee on ‘Research data meets research information: the IRIOS, C4D, CIA and CRISPool projects’

ROS includes data sets as an output so would be good to add this to CiA … so crossover with C4D work.

See details of workshop and presentations at


International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (CRIS2012)


The CRIS 2012 conference will discuss recent trends in the development of Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) in the context of virtual research environments and the construction of powerful infrastructures for e-Science.

The conference, which will be held on 6th-9th June 2012, is the eleventh event in a series of biennial conferences dedicated to improve the availability of research information across Europe. The target audience includes managers of research performing or funding institutions, evaluators, librarians, ICT experts, as well as policy makers. It will discuss how linking information systems can help to tackle fragmentation on the national and subject level and contribute to the advancement of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

We are pleased to announce that our submission for a CERIF in Action paper has been accepted as full papers with several members of the project team co-authoring the paper. At least two members of the project team will also be attending the conference.


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.

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.