CERIF UK Coordination Meeting (February 28th, 2013) - Asset Collection
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Activity TypeActivity NameAcronymLinkDescriptionDuration (current states)Outputs / AssetsPriorities for Coordinated Action
InitiativeRegulatory Partnership GroupRPG
The Regulatory Partnership Group (RPG) was established in September 2011 by HEFCE and the Student Loans Company (SLC). Its purpose is to advise Government, HEFCE and other national agencies on policy, strategic and operational issues arising from the development of the new funding and regulatory regime for higher education.Start: 01/09/2011 Governance Methods
InitiativeOpen Researcher and Contributor IDORCID / ISNIhttp://about.orcid.org/"ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier".Start: 17/10/2012
ORCIDs such as 0000-0001-7941-8108 for people allowing for relationships with organisations (Funders, Research Organisations, Publishers, Integrators). In CERIF an ORCID is treated as a federated identifier. An embedding in CERIF-XML with a person record is as follows: http://www.cerifsupport.org/2013/02/23/cerif-xml-person-record/
ORCID as a Federated Identifier in CERIF.
InitiativeAuthoritative list of funder attribution in published papersFundREF
FundRef is a collaborative pilot project of scholarly publishers and funding agencies, facilitated by CrossRef to provide a standard way of reporting funding sourced for published scholarly research.FundRef Registry (see Registry Workflow): http://www.crossref.org/08downloads/handouts/FundRef_Workflow.pdf (List of Funder Names from RIOXX).Paul Walk: An Authority File of Funder Names derived from Elsevier Data (delivered by RIOXX).
Non-profitConsortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration InformationCASRAIhttp://www.casrai.orgThe Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) is a non-profit standards development organization. An international community of leading research funders and institutions collaborating to ensure seamless interoperability of research information, collectively developing and maintaining a common data dictionary and advance best practices for data exchange and reuse between research teams, institutions, and funding agencies throughout the entire life-cycle of research activity.Founded: 2006A common data dictionary and advanced best practices for data exchange: http://dictionary.casrai.orgCASRAI UK Chapter Working Groups for: Outcomes; Open Access Vocabulary <-> OpenAIRE; Research Data Magagement <-> RDA; CODATA; Authority Lists <-> FundRef; ORCID; Ethics Review <-> RMAS-EE
Non-profitEuropean Current Research Information SystemseuroCRIShttp://www.eurocris.org/A non-profit organisation registered in the Netherlands, dedicated to the Interoperability of Research Information Systems. Responsibility for further developing CERIF - the Common European Research Information Format handed over by the European Commission.Founded: 2002Conceptual CERIF Model (Ontology); CERIF SQL; CERIF-XML; 3-Level Architecture (http://www.eurocris.org/Uploads/Web%20pages/members_meetings/201211%20-%20Madrid,%20Spain/Business%20session%20-%20Report%20LOD%20TG.pptx); CERIF VocabularyCERIF-XML Consistency with Syntax and Semantics; CERIF Task Group; LOD Task Group; Best Practise Task Group; Events Strategic Partners: Jisc, VIVO; Lattes; COAR; ESF; ERCIM; ICSU/CODATA; APA; ALLEA; EARMA; OpenAIRE-CERIF-XML Profile to be coordinated with CASRAI and V4OA;
Research Data Alliance (BoF session) -> CASRAI; DINI Working Group
-> CASRAI Profiles
InitiativeAn Interdisciplinary NetworkVIVO http://vivoweb.orgThe network of scientists will facilitate scholarly discovery. Institutions will participate in the network by installing VIVO, or by providing semantic web-compliant data to the network.Start: 2003 as a project Open Source Semantic Web Application: https://github.com/vivo-project, https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/VIVO/VIVO+Main+Page .......... in 2012 VIVO joined DuraSpace to establish VIVO as part of a sustainable organisation: http://www.duraspace.org/vivo-join-duraspace-organization-incubator-initiative ........... DuraSpace will provide VIVO with infrastructure and guidance to continue support for a diverse array of project efforts while continuing to develop the core VIVO software and expand the VIVO community.
Jon Corson-Rikert --- the main thing of interest is in advancing the discussion on more lightweight techniques for data integration rather than a full formal mapping between CERIF and the VIVO ontology, with the thought that finding the time to do a mapping with the necessary people will be challenging, as well as the need of frequent maintenance. --- We'd also be interested in hearing more about what has or hasn't come of the initial CERIF linked data proof of concept. From our point of view, even if CERIF ignored any outside ontologies and merely standardized on a direct RDF translation of their relational model, I think it would do a lot to advance the pace of data interoperability. At the very least we'd be able to start referring to things by URI, and it would allow us to do selective bits of ontology mapping in areas where it seemed most fruitful. --- Finally, to hear an update on the Gateway To Research (GtR) project -- where the Gateway itself is, especially with its plans for support for generating both relational and RDF data. Are there still pilot projects going ahead to test the utility of GtR data in university environments?
LATTEShttp://lattes.cnpq.br/A Brazilian Platform.Start: 1999Information Resources
• Homepage automatic
• CV Indicators
• Export to several formats
• Easy error verification

S&T Contents in the curriculum
• Identification
• Addresses
• Academic Degrees
• Professional Experiences • Knowledge domain
• Idioms
• Prizes
• Projects
• Bibliographic Production
• Technical Production
• Thesis Advisements
• Complementary Data

PlatformResearch Output SystemROS
ROS is a web-based system which collects data on the outputs, outcomes and impacts of research.Start: 24/11/2011Publications; Research Outputs; New Materials; Exhibitions; Websits; Staff Development; Collaboration; Partnerships; Communication & Dissemination Activities; Summaries of Impact

Submission to GtR
Gerry Lawson: Order of Priority from ROS Councils: 1. Completion of CERIF wrapper for key non-publication (ROS/eVal) research outcomes (councils should come up asap with ~50 of these – which would be the next tranche of fields to go to GtR)
2. Representation of RIOxx, V4OA and Fundref fields in CERIF (i.e. funder acknowledgement and Open Access)
3. Implementation of C4D (and making sure that it applies to other disciplines – it is biased towards Geospatial data currently (Gemini 2.1) – since it took NERC datasets as a starting point.
4. Ensuring that ROS can accept dataset information in C4D CERIF-xml format.
PlatformResearchFishe-VALhttps://www.researchfish.comCross Funder Research Outcomes system. In use by Research Councils and NGO's as well as interfaces for universities. Researchfish is a simple to use Research Outcomes System with comprehensive reporting facilities for funders and universities designed to enable a researcher to report once across multiple funders, re-use their data for their own use. Researchers can use their Portfolio data to create CV’s .Start:
Oct 2010
13 Common Impact Indicators (output types) agreed across Medical Research community

12 Impact indicators across Science Discipline

Reporting and analysis Interface

Automatically updates EuroPMC linking grant ID's with PMC ID.

Submission to GtR
Frances Buck: Researchfish are not data owners and simply provide a low cost standardised interface for data collection and reporting between PI and their funder with data visible to universities throughout that process. Our funders group work to continue the standardisation of reporting categories and output types. We run three stakeholder user groups, PI, University and Funders, these three inform the future direction of our development. Data can be output from Researchfish in standard CSV and document formats. We offer free and open API's where data needs to be output to third party systems.

Funders Group: standardising reporting categories / output types <-> CASRAI Working Groups <-> CERIF REF Reporting File
ProjectIntegrated Resarch & Output System 2IRIOS-2http://irios2.wordpress.comIn the IRIOS project (February-September 2011) we utilised an existing platform for collaborative engagement with the local business community, the Universities for the North East Information System (UNIS). The aims of the IRIOS-2 project are:
1. Extend the IRIOS proof of concept demonstrator to better handle non-standard research outputs and multiple authors and roles
2. Enable HEIs to better collaborate by developing a CERIF B2B platform
3. Enable RCs and HEIs to reconcile grant status and finance information
4. Produce an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) connected cloud enabled version of IRIOS-2 such that it is RMAS compliant, encouraging better take-up
5. Run a series of practical CERIF technical and business process workshops
End: 02/02/2013IRIOS-2 Service:

Non-Publication Outputs:
- Exhibition
- Performance
- Conference
- Public Lecture
- Impact
- Key Findings

Handling Multiple Author Roles
IRIOS produced a proof-of-concept demonstrator, which supported the import and export of RC data in CERIF format, and the linking of research grant information and publications together. Filtering allows subsets of the data to be selected and exported in CERIF for use by third party applications such as Pure.
ProjectCERIF in ActionCiAhttp://cerifinaction.wordpress.comBuilds on work from R4, CRISPool, CERIFy, IRIOS. Production-ready plug-ins for Pure, Symplectic and e-Prints using CERIF-XML mapping & vocabularies for bulk import of data into ROS and for exchanging information between CRIS e.g. when a researcher moves from one institution to another Functionality added to core products - Pure, Symplectics and ePrints; limited to text-based outputs at this stage. Working with RCs to define clear spec and priorities for other outputs & outcomes.
- Person
- Organisation (affiliation)
- Output
- Project
- Funding
Scenarios: (1) Exchanging Data between Partner Institutions (2) Uploading Grant Level Information to RCUK

Classification / Electronic Addresses / Multiple Identifiers / Localisation / Identifier Types

ProjectCERIF for DatasetsC4Dhttp://cerif4datasets.wordpress.comCERIFy research data set metadata for CRIS and IR.CERIF 1.5 Dataset Description Gerry Lawson: Order of Priority from ROS Councils: Implementation of C4D (and making sure that it applies to other disciplines – it is biased towards Geospatial data currently (Gemini 2.1) – since it took NERC datasets as a starting point.
4. Ensuring that ROS can accept dataset information in C4D CERIF-xml format.

CERIF TG workd based on investigating CKAN; DCAT, eGMS before C4D proposal. Release 1.6 is being prepared
ProjectResearch Equipment in CERIFREDIC
The objective of REDIC is to scope and build a prototype system and infrastructure that would make possible an authoritative registry of information about research equipment and facilities (nationally or internationally) available in the CERIF format for use by researchers in the course of their work.Start: 01/07/2012 End: 30/11/2012CERIF Descriptions of
Equipment; Costs, Addresses, Organisation,
Demonstrate ability to reingest equipment data via CERIF into host CRIS/IR systems as authority lookup, incorporate into CIA plug ins. Work to improve CERIF conversion. Identify ownership for national aggregation of equipment data. Develop back-linking functionality so related publication items identifieable via central database
ProfileCERIF-XML REF Reporting ProfileREF2014http://www.cerifsupport.org/2012/12/14/ref2cerif_0/Mapping of the REF2013 Submissions to CERIF, CERIF-XML Reporting Profile includes REF2014 Vocabulary in CERIF XML.Start: 01/08/2012 End: 31/06/2013CERIF-XML Reference File being prepared for its addition to the REF submission system during the first half of 2013.Identifier Types: UKPRN Institution IDs; HESA Staff IDs; DOIs

Authority Lists: Units of Assessment (UoA) representing panels; HESA Cost Center Numbers ("source=[1-15"];Doctoral Degrees Awarded; Student Records; (Data to be submitted by November 2013; Data published for Access by Christmas 2014.) => Alignment of UoAs with HESA Cost Center Numbers.

Output Types (http://www.ref.ac.uk/media/ref/content/subguide/Output%20type%20information%20requirements%20(published%20Sep%2012).XLSX): [Edited Book; Authored Book; Parts of Books; Journal Articles; Exhibition; Performance; Physical Artefacts (Device; Artefact); Other Documents (Patents; Composition, Design, Reports; Confidential Reports); Digital Artefacts (Software; Datasets, ...)];

Identifiers - no UUIDs used in vocabulary, but REF XML element name mapping (pragmatic)
ProjectRIOXXhttp://www.rioxx.netMetadata schema for repositories reporting to RCs and others, including funder's information with outputs.End: 31/03/2013Draft Schema available for Consultation. http://www.rioxx.net/2013/01/29/approaches-to-handling-funders-and-projectids-in-a-rioxx-record/Funder Information; Grant ID under which Output was funded. A Dublin Core Application Profile (with extensions). See also OpenAIRE Guidelines and EPrints and DSpace Developments. Paul Walk: An Authority File of Funder Names derived from Elsevier Data (which FundRef will also use).
ProjectVocabulary for Open AccessV4OAhttp://v4oa.net Collated requirements and proposals for vocabularies for OA papers.End: 31/07/2013Compliance with OpenAIRE Guidelines, Feedback to CASRAI Working Group, UK Open Access Implementation Group towards Application Profiles.
ProjectRepository NetworkRepNethttp://www.repositorynet.ac.uk/blog/Shared services for repositories, including RoMEO, Juliet, Repository Junction Broker, IRUS (usage stats) and aggregation middleware.End: 31/07/2013http://rspproject.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/supporting-and-enhancing-your-repository-a-joint-repnetrsp-workshop/CrossRef DOI lookup; FundRef features; RIOXX Application Profile; RepNet Use Case Descriptions; Connextors (e.g. http://bazaar.eprints.org/154/) for CRISs; OpenAIRE Compliance Plug-In (http://files.eprints.org/649/); REF2014 (http://www.eprints.org/ref2014/)
ProjectDefinitions, evidence and structures to capture research impact and benefitsDESCRIBEhttp://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/describe/Report on good practice in defining and encoding evidence of research impactStart: 01/07/2012 End: 31/05/2013 Project Conference (April 2013)http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=422639&c=1German approach; CASRAI Working Group on Outcomes.
InfrastructureGateway to ResearchGtRhttp://blogs.rcuk.ac.uk/category/gtr/Key data from the seven UK Research Councils in one location.http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk

- Grant / Project
- Organisation
- Funding
- Outputs
- Equipment
- Measurements

Vocabularies / Identifiers
Hackdays API testings include CERIF-XML1.5 API (March14/15). Link with G4HE; National Equipment Project; ROS; ResearchFish; Federated Identifiers?
InfrastructureGateway for Higher EducationG4HEhttp://g4he.wordpress.comThe G4HE project aims to engage with the BIS-funded RCUK Gateway to Research (GtR) initiative to improve the information exchange between HEIs and the Research Councils.Link with GtR; Use-Case Development towards robust, sustainable Tools/Interfaces "“As a Research Manager I want to report to senior management about key collaborations within the grant portfolio because they need to identify institutions with whom to build partnerships”"
InfrastructureNational Equipment Portal ProjectBuilding on UNIQUIP developments this project will embed open data approach, UNIQUIP Publishing Specification and launch national equipment data portal equipment.data.ac.uk under data.ac.uk banner.01/04/2013 - 31/03/2015Based on Uniqip. Launch of the Equipment project. National equipment portal in linked open data format. Roll out of UNIQUIP Publishing Specification.Education and technical support across HE for delivery of UNIQUIP Equipment data publishing specification. Establishing Project Steering Group engaging with key related stakeholders e.g. GtR, G4HE, CASRAI CERIF. Role for this Group? Knowledge sharing and promotion i.e. techniques and benefits for wider data linking. Establishing related data management policy (include in data management planning?)
OpenAIRE and euroCRIS have agreed on the use of CERIF-XML as the standard format by which OpenAIRE will harvest information from CRIS. This was decided during the OpenAIRE Interoperability Workshop at Minho University in Braga, Portugal, held on the 7th and 8th of February, 2013.Start: 01/03/2013OpenAIRE-CERIF-XML Profile: First Coodination Meeting: March 1st, 2013; First version to be presented at euroCRIS Members Meeting in Bonn, May 13/14, 2013; CASRAI WG; V4OA; UK Open Access Implementation Group; OpenAIRE, euroCRIS.
ProfileStandards for Institutional BenchmarkingSnowballhttp://www.snowballmetrics.comThe agreed and tested methodologies are available free of charge to be used by any organization. You can download the Snowball Metrics Recipe Book via this linkhttp://www.snowballmetrics.com/wp-content/uploads/Snowball-Metrics-Flyer.pdf
ProjectUK Research Information Shared ServiceUKRISShttp://ukriss.cerch.kcl.ac.ukData modelling and testing CERIF and associated vocabularies for research reporting.End: 30/09/2013
PlatformEprintsEPrintshttp://www.eprints.org/Core support for exporting to CERIF 1.4, future core support for importing based on new data modelhttp://bazaar.eprints.org/251/Export to ROS, import from GtR, interchange with PURE/Symplectic
PlatformEC Open Access Pilot PortalOpenAIREThe European Commission Funded Open Access PortalOutputs

OpenAIREplus extension for Funding and Data
euroCRIS / CERIF TG for a CERIF-XML Interchange Profile: Bottom-up Output types Collection
PlatformCRIS by atiraPure
PlatformCRIS by Avedas AGConverisAs an active member of the European Organisation for International Research Information, euroCRIS (http://www.eurocris.org) the proliferation of the CERIF data model (Common European Research Information Format) is one of our primary goals. CONVERIS is compatible with CERIF on two levels: CERIF is used natively as far as possible in the data model; and CONVERIS both imports and exports valid CERIF XML files to facilitate CRIS interoperability. Due to our active participation at euroCRIS events as well as within the euroCRIS CERIF Task Group, we try to guarantee that CERIF retains a practical, usable standard.
PlatformCRIS by symplecticSymplectic Elements
Platformby Thomson ReutersResearch in View
Platformby ElsevierSciVal
Task GroupeuroCRIS CERIF TGChange Process; Interaction/Feedback with User Groups - Requirements; Release Frequency; Next Release Dates; CERIF 1.6, CERIF 2.0CERIF 1.6 Dataset Title; Alternative Title; GeoBBox; Lineage/Provenance; Spatial Resolution; Temporal Reference; Sensitivity Description; Localisation Means

Dates as values in Measurement table (requirement in REF). Comment is a Judgemental Text -> Measurement

Headed now by Jan Dvorak (InfoScience Prag): How could an optimized change process look like? Releasing Dataset extensions (Braga Report) will shortly be published (also here: http://cerifsupport.org/) Taskgroup will change its way of operation - more subgroups and interaction with Best Practise ...
Task GroupeuroCRIS LOD TGEngagement with lightweight Mappings.
Working GroupCASRAI GroupsUK CASRAI Chapters (Neil Jacobs)
ProjectCERIF SupportCSPhttp://cerifsupport.org/Jisc has set up the CERIF Support Project to coordinate CERIF activities at national level, and to support the engagement of the UK HE sector with the implementation of CERIF.Start: 01/06/2012 End: 31/06/2013Blog; Connecting with CASRAI; GtR; REF; ... C4D, OpenAIREplus Datamodel (Funding; Data); Coordination EventEngagement with CASRAI Profiles Developments; CASRAI - euroCRIS Board Member; Follow-Up Meetings; Tutorials; (also here: http://cerifsupport.org/ currently UK-centric)
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