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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.


Research Staff Conference

April 4, 2012 2 comments

Today we have handouts of the IRIOS2 project poster available at our University of Glasgow Researh Staff Conference.

The speakers include representatives from the Scottish Funding Council, Wellcome Trust, and NERC.

We have a stand where we are disseminating information about this project along with other JISC projects as well as providing advice about data management and library support services.

The programme is available here for reference:

research staff conference

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IRIOS-2 Poster

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

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

IRIOS-2 Poster


December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Now listening to Robert Sanderson Ron NERC talking about how they converted RCUK SSC project data into CERIF for the IRIOS project.
They used Funding, electronicaddress, postaladdress, country, organisationunit, person, and of course project. There are some interesting issues with using uuids. Hopefully these will be addressed in the planned discussions on identifiers later today

Categories: CERIF, euroCRIS, NERC

CIA (CERIF in Action) workshop

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

I am in the CIA workshop meeting that Anna Clements has organised as part of the “Sunderland CERIF Week”. We have people from Sunderland, St Andrews, euroCRIS, TCD, Thomson Reuters, Symplectic and SONEX here in the room… And also via webex we have NERC, Atira, Exeter and UKOLN…
So far we have had short presentations from CRISPool and IRIOS… With more to come. it is extremely interesting to see how people have used CERIF and what they have learned about what to do… And what not to do… Great input from euroCRIS here… “did you know that you could do it like this…” sort of thing

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.