Training, Funding, Publishing, and Tracking Research: The role of CASRAI and ORCID interoperability standards

Workshop held at SARIMA Annual Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 May 2015

Sponsored by Digital Science, ORCID, Taylor and Francis, and Thomson Reuters



09:00-09:15 Registration and Coffee

09:15-09:30 Introductions

09:30-10:00 Interoperability in Research Management: Why it Matters, Adoption Continuum. Matthew Buys, Thomson Reuters

10:00-10:30 CASRAI standard profiles and terminology in research workflows. David Baker, Executive Director, CASRAI

10:30-11:00 ORCID person-identifiers in research workflows. Laure Haak, Executive Director, ORCID

11:00 Break

11:15-12:15 Discussion of existing research management processes of workshop participants. Moderator: David Baker, CASRAI.  What are the challenges for research managers? Are the existing processes fragmented? What are the driving forces for change? Who are the consumers for research management information? Are there strong advocates for standards, and do they translate to seamless exchange of research information?

12:15- 13:30 Lunch

13:30 Interoperability in Practice: Case Studies

13:30-14:00 Authorship (Oscar Masinyana, Regional Publishing Editor, South African Office, Taylor and Francis).  How do interoperability standards streamline authorship?  We will provide an overview of the article publication workflow focusing on the integration of ORCID, FundRef and Ringgold IDs in Taylor & Francis systems:  article submission, review, publication, and the distribution of information about the publication from Taylor & Francis Online, with emphasis on the role of data exchange standards and persistent identifiers.

14:00-14:30 Research Outputs (Matthew Buys, Thomson Reuters).  How do interoperability standards support evaluation of research outputs? We will discuss how interoperability standards are being used to improve the collection of individual- and organization-level research information, and the measurement and reporting of research capacity and impact.

14:30-15:00 Connecting Data (Daryl Naylor, Digital Science) How can universities apply interoperability standards?  We will provide examples of how interoperability standards are being used to capture and validate affiliations of researchers, support linkages between researchers and their works, and create connections between research information data systems to solve reporting and tracking issues. (Slides coming soon)

15:00-15:30 Tracking Grantees (Joyce Achampong, ACU).  How are interoperability standards being used in funding workflows?  We will discuss approaches to and issues around capturing applicant information, the tracking of grantees, and evaluation of funding outcomes. (Slides coming soon)

15:30 Break

15:45 Applications of interoperability standards in research management: Open discussion on next steps. Moderator: Laure Haak

17:00 Adjourn