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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE: euroCRIS Survey on Research Information Management Practices,

euroCRIS, a Strategic Partner of DuraSpace, and OCLC Research, recently announced a jointly-developed Survey on Research Information Management Practices, which offers research institutions worldwide the opportunity to share information about their practices.

We kindly invite your institution to participate in this international initiative and to share information about your research information management practices.

Broadly defined, research information management (RIM), also commonly known as CRIS (Current Research Information Systems), is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about institutional research activities. RIM adoption and practices vary broadly by region and nation, and may include activities such as the collection of an institutional registry of research outputs and impact, faculty activity reporting workflows, and publicly available researcher profiles.

This research is a significant effort to collect and compare RIM practices worldwide, and the data generated will help us to better understand regional drivers and practices. It will also help us to better understand the ways in which libraries are supporting research information management activities. Survey findings and data will be published CC-BY in 2018.

Who should participate?

  • We invite participation from universities, research institutes, and other organizations supporting research and research management.

  • We encourage any institution to participate in this survey regardless of the status of its RIM implementation--whether currently exploring, implementing, or in production.

  • Please complete no more than one survey per institution.

How do I participate?

The survey has been developed by a collaborative team of librarians, researchers, and CRIS practitioners from North America and Europe:

  • Rebecca Bryant, OCLC Research

  • Pablo de Castro, Strathclyde University & euroCRIS

  • Anna Clements, University of St. Andrews & euroCRIS

  • Jan Fransen, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Constance Malpas, OCLC Research

  • Michele Mennielli, DuraSpace & euroCRIS

  • Rachael Samberg, University of California-Berkeley

The survey is available online at oc.lc/rim through early January. Please contact Rebecca Bryant at bryantr@oclc.org with questions.