This is an international call for participants in the Open Review of the 2017 outputs of the CASRAI standards active Working Groups (WGs).
THE REVIEW IS NOW LIVE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2017
There are five review tracks ready for this month-long period of Open Review in the international research community:
Track 1: IRIDIUM (Research Data Management) Standard Glossary Review
Track 2: Open Access Standard Glossary Review
Track 3: Academic Research Career Levels Standard Taxonomy Review
Track 4: Impacts Data Collection Standard Template Review
Track 5: Proposed new terms to a Common, cross-cutting Glossary
Participants are welcome from all research-producing nations, regardless of which nation is sponsoring the Working Group.
CALL INSTRUCTIONS: All content up for open review is freely available to all to read; but if you want to participate and contribute your input to the terms and other outputs we ask that you create your free account on this Forum.
Follow the above links to the track you are interested in. If the track is a single document you can read and comment on that document. If the track is a set of proposed glossary terms you can read and comment on any single terms. Instructions are provided in each document or term.
In the second half of 2016 CASRAI Steering Committees in the Canadian and the UK chapters approved four priorities for 2017 development of new standard agreements for information-driven research management. These four priorities were the result of consultations in each country with members and partners and with the wider community through an Open Call issued in September 2016.
In early 2017, over the months of January, February and March, four CASRAI Working Groups (WGs) developed a number of draft outputs to address these four priorities (links to the WG mandates and members):
Research Data Management (IRIDIUM) Standard Glossary Working Group (Canada-led)
Open Access Standard Glossary Working Group (UK-led)
Academic Research Career Levels Standard Taxonomy (UK-led)
Impacts Data Collection Standard Template (UK-led)
Each of the above five tracks will be open to all - you can participate in one or more depending on your interest and subject-expertise.
We are calling on subject experts from the international research community to participate in this review. We are especially seeking feedback from (a) faculty and staff in research-performing institutions who are responsible for regularly supplying research information to multiple funders and other stakeholders (for example via web application forms and regular reports) and (b) program staff at research funders and other stakeholders who are responsible for establishing information-collection policies at their organisation (including publishers via their article submission forms).
We look forward to your active engagement.