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The Autumn membership meeting of the European Organization for International Research Information (euroCRIS) will be held in the University of Porto. All sessions will take place at the Faculty of Law and the welcome reception in the historic building of the University. Both places are located in one of the campuses of the University of Porto, in the heart of the historic center of the city.
The European Organisation for International Research Information, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of Research Information Systems and their interoperability, organises biannual membership meetings to involve the members actively in the euroCRIS actions and projects. The membership meetings have gradually evolved to mini-conferences and attract an increasing number of people.
Following the membership meeting held in Bonn last May, euroCRIS is organising the second membership meeting of 2013 which will take place in Porto, Portugal, the 14th-15th November, hosted by the University of Porto.
The euroCRIS membership meeting is structured as follows:
A euroCRIS overview session: in this session the Board and the Task Groups report from their meetings and on recent progress and plans. In this way all participants get a full survey of all on-going activities and of the action plan for the next six months.
A “national” session, in which experts from the organising country report on their CRIS and on recent progress and innovations.
The euroCRIS “Jostein Hauge” session, named after the founding father of euroCRIS, in which euroCRIS members report on recent innovations and implementations.
A special topic with position papers and/or invited lectures and discussions.
Parallel Task Group (TG) meetings with plenary back-reporting. Unlike the technical expert TG meetings, the TG sessions during the membership meetings are accessible to all members and are meant to inform them on ongoing work and plans and to discuss.
In the membership meeting also a CERIF tutorial is included for the local community and interested euroCRIS members.
The special topic for the Porto euroCRIS membership meeting is:
Services, models and architectures for R&D
Institutions are taking several approaches to manage R&D activities with the help of research administration infrastructures, like CRIS (Current Research Information Systems) and IR (Institutional Repositories). The scope of the services offered is very broad and different models and architectures are possible. Institutions go for commercial or in-house built CRIS or IR that may offer significantly different functionalities. IR and CRIS may interoperate, may be centralized at the national agencies level or distributed among universities and research institutes and may connect to other internal or external systems. The aim of this session is to discuss different approaches for services, models and architectures for research administration infrastructures and identify best practices impacting the performance of R&D management.
This meeting is aimed at R&D managers and practitioners as well as IS researchers and developers at universities, R&D institutes and companies, besides euroCRIS members.
A social programme including a welcome reception, a joint dinner and guided visits will allow time to discover the University of Porto and the beautiful city of Porto, giving the opportunity for some relaxation from the intensive work sessions.