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Workshop spaces available- book today!

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

There are still places available for the IRIOS-2 Final Workshop to be held on Thursday 18th October in Newcastle.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the JISC funded IRIOS-2 project,view a demonstration of the system in action and network with colleagues who have been using CERIF.

 To find out more about this free event please visit the blog post –

To request a place please email



EuroCRIS 2012 conference

April 4, 2012 1 comment

As part of the EuroCRIS 2012 conference in Prague, taking place in June, the IRIOS-2 project has had a poster accepted and submitted.

below is the poster that will be at the conference.


IRIOS-2 at the RIM3 Programme Meeting, Edinburgh

January 16, 2012 Leave a comment

The two projects IRIOS-2 and CiA provided progress updates at the JISC hosted RIM3 Programme meeting.  See below for a link to the IRIOS-2 presentation given by Simon Kerridge and Kevin Ginty. There were also presentations from RMAS, OSSWatch and JISC InfoKit.

Overall, the event was excellent and the projects have agreed a number of joint initiatives, including working with RMAS and potentially CASRAI.

Keep following the blog for updates on the projects progress.

Presentation: IRIOS-2 Overview

IRIOS-2 Poster

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

the poster for the IRIOS-2 project has now been completed.

IRIOS-2 Poster

CERIF Task Group Meetings, 2012

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

During 2011, the CERIF TG has had an intensive work schedule and has met several times. In the UK there are a lot of CERIF-CRIS implementations and a plethora of JISC-funded projects (such as IRIOS, IRIOS-2, C4D, RMAS, CIA) in which CERIF plays a central part.

The stakeholders wish to unite the UK community and the need is felt for more information and in-depth discussion on CERIF-CRIS, a tutorial and a ‘surgery’ session. Moreover, CERIF has intersections with other TGs, particularly CRIS-IR, CRIS Architecture & Development and the new Linked Open Data TG, but never had joint meetings. Therefore it has been decided to match both needs and take this opportunity to bring the UK community and euroCRIS expert members together.

The meetings will be held on the 9th and 10th of February 2012. UKOLN is willing to host the event and will work jointly with the euroCRIS Secretariat, in consultation with the TG leaders, to make arrangements. Details have still to be elaborated, but the ideas are:

– Thursday 9th of February: Introduction to CRIS, CERIF tutorial, surgery section (UK community + CERIF experts)

– Friday 10th of February: 3 parallel sessions (6 TGs), half a day each

The bulk of this message is reproduced from an e-notification from EuroCRIS.

International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (CRIS 2012)

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

euroCRIS have released details of their 2012 Conference to be held 6-9 June, Prague, Czech Republic. The call for papers has been launched and IRIOS-2 will submit an abstract for the deadline of 10th December 2011.

The conference of next year is the eleventh event in the euroCRIS 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. CRIS 2012 is organized by euroCRIS and InfoScience Praha, under the patronage of the Research and Development and Innovation Council of the Czech Republic, headed by the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic.

The theme of the Conference is: “e-Infrastructures for Research and Innovation – LinkingInformation Systems to Improve Scientific Knowledge Production”. The Conference willdiscuss 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. Three programme tracks have been defined, viz. Research Information Management, Advances in Technology, and Future Trends in Research Information Management. Tracks consist of keynotes by prominent stakeholders and contributed talks selected by the Programme Committee from submitted papers. Connected to the Conference will be an Exhibition and Business session as well as Workshops and Tutorials.

  For more information on CRIS 2012, important dates, Programme and Organizing Committee and contacts, see (from the euroCRIS homepage there is a link to the CRIS 2012 webpage)

RCUK Research Outcomes System Launched

November 25, 2011 Leave a comment

RCUK has just announced the launch of their new Research Outcomes System (ROS). IRIOS-2 is working closely with the ROS team and in particular Dale Heenan.  ROS is a web-based system that allows users to provide research outcomes information to four of the Research Councils – AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC and EPSRC.

Readers may be interested in attending the forthcoming ARMA workshop `CERIF in Practice`, which will take place on 7th December in Newcastle. This one day seminar is a unique opportunity to understand CERIF: the standard for Research Information exchange that has recently been adopted by the UK. For further details and to book please visist the following page; ARMA CERIF Event.

Research outcomes information can be submitted to ROS under the following categories:

  • Publications
  • Other Research Outputs
  • Collaboration/Partnership
  • Further Funding
  • Staff Development
  • Dissemination/Communication
  • IP and Exploitation
  • Award/Recognition
  • Impact

Some key benefits and features of ROS are:

  • Outcomes can be added at any time during the lifetime of a grant and beyond, not just at the end as with a final report.
  • Existing data can be uploaded from HEIs own research information systems, helping to minimize duplication of effort in providing information to the Research Councils.
  • A bulk upload option allows multiple publications and conference related outputs to be submitted at the same time, saving time and effort.
  • HEIs have the ability to submit information to ROS on your behalf.
  • Access to ROS can be delegated to any other Je-S registered users, including joint investigators or co-investigators, and research managers.
  •  ROS takes account of and, where possible, accommodates the reporting requirements of other bodies, for example the UK Funding Councils’ Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data returns.
  • It will help the Research Councils to streamline final reports.

Further information about ROS is available here .

The bulk of this message is reproduced from an e-letter from Dr Sue Smart, Project Chair (RCUK)