Posts Tagged ‘CERIF’

JISC RIM CERIF Workshop Report

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN (together with the JISC RIM and RCSI Programmes) organised a workshop in Bristol on 27-28 June 2012 on Research Information Management (RIM) and CERIF. The Innovation Support Centre has just published a blog posting on this event. Further details are available from the ISC blog.

Brigitte Jörg and the CERIF Support Project at UKOLN

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

We are delighted to announce that we have recruited Brigitte Jörg to the Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN, to be the National Coordinator for our new JISC-funded CERIF Support Project. Brigitte will be joining us in June 2012, when the project begins.

Together with JISC, the Innovation Support Centre recognises the growing importance of CERIF in the research information management landscape in the UK – our own Rosemary Russell has recently published a study on this.

Brigitte has a very high level of expertise with CERIF and will bring strong information management skills and experience to the Innovation Support Centre. We have already worked with Brigitte a little: in particular, she was a speaker at our recent CERIF Tutorial in Bath.

We look forward to working with her!

CERIF Landscape Study

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Rosemary Russell of UKOLN ISC has written an explanatory news feature on Adoption of CERIF in Higher Education Institutions in the UK: A Landscape Study which is now available on the UKOLN Web site.

Adoption of CERIF in UK HEIs

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Adoption of CERIF in Higher Education Institutions in the UK: A Landscape Study by Rosemary Russell of UKOLN has just been published and is available in both PDF and Word formats. This study documents the extent of adoption and engagement with CERIF in UK Higher Education institutions (HEIs) in late 2011/early 2012. CERIF, the Common European Research Information Format provides a standardised way of managing and exchanging information about research. 51 institutions in the UK are using CERIF Current Research Information Systems (CRIS), indicating a 30.7% adoption of CERIF. However despite the widespread use of CERIF as an underlying standard, many institutions are not engaging with CERIF directly.

UKOLN Contributions to CERIF Tutorial

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Catherine Pink and Rosemary Russell of UKOLN will be contributing to the CERIF Tutorial and UK Data Surgery on Thursday 9 February in Bath. Catherine will be giving a short introduction to the JISC-funded Research360 Project during the data surgery, demonstrating how the project aims to explore the use of CERIF in research data management.  Rosemary will contribute to the CERIF tutorial during the morning by providing a brief overview of the UK CERIF landscape.  She has also written a news feature on the importance of CERIF to UK Higher Education institutions which is available on the UKOLN Web site.

The Importance of CERIF to UK HEIs

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

UKOLN will host meetings in Bath on the the Common European Research Information Format (CERIF) in February 2012 as a means of supporting better understanding of the use and benefits of this model to the UK Higher Education community. A news feature on CERIF and these meetings is available on the UKOLN Web site.

Vacancy: CERIF National Co-ordinator

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

UKOLN currently has a vacancy for a national coordinator to support the engagement of the UK Higher Education sector in the implementation of the Common European Research Information Format (CERIF).

Full details of this vacancy are now available on the University of Bath ‘Jobs’ site.

CERIF Meetings in Bath

Monday, January 9th, 2012

UKOLN is hosting a series of meetings based on CERIF, the Common European Research Information Format, in co-operation with euroCRIS and JISC. The first is a CERIF tutorial and UK data surgery, to be held on 9 February 2012, followed by euroCRIS task group meetings on 10 February, both in the city of Bath. Participation is open, and all those involved in research information management are strongly encouraged to take the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of CERIF and explore real-life data scenarios, as well as to contribute UK experience to related euroCRIS task groups.

The CERIFy Data Surgery

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The CERIFy Project has produced a report on the recent CERIFy Data Surgery held for project partners in Bath. Details about site visits, the resulting user requirements, project perspectives and the CERIF Standard as well as the business case for CERIF, are available in a news feature on the UKOLN Web site.