Dear All


I wanted to bring to your attention a meeting = next May in Antwerp – CRIS2004.  CRIS stands for = Current Research Information Systems and deals with any ‘information tool dedicated = to provide access to and disseminate research information’.  To date, it would appear that a = lot of people who work in this field are interested in research databases, detailing = grants proposals and funding decisions, etc.


However, there may be scope to integrate this = work into that being done in the OAI field.  You could image a system (repository) that contains information = on research projects from the initial grant applications through the = results and pre-prints to the final published research papers.  It certainly makes sense to see = if there are areas of overlap between CRIS and OAI.  There may be both technological and political advantages in = integrating such systems.


My apologies if this is well-know to you all, = but if not the conference website is at http://w=


Bets wishes



David C Prosser = PhD



SPARC Europe


E-mail: uk

Tel:       = +44 (0) 1865 284 451

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