ORCID presentation at FCT event in Évora

Following the recent adoption of the unique identifier at national level in the country, a presentation on next steps in ORCID implementation will be delivered by Pablo de Castro at the FCCN Workshop to be held next Feb 5-7th in Évora by The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Besides this presentation, to be scheduled within a session devoted to the national Portuguese CRIS System PT-CRIS, Pablo will be available during his stay for 'meet-the-geek' discussions about ORCID.

SCOAP3 Starting Jan 1st

The CERN-based Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access in Particle Physics Publishing (SCOAP3) Project is to launch next January. SCOAP3 is a pioneering community-funded approach to Gold Open Access in the field of High-Energy Physics, where a few journals collect most of the outputs in the area. Partners from 24 countries will support the initiative, whose outcome will be offered from a SCOAP3 repository.

Avedas acquired by Thomson Reuters

Karlsruhe-based Avedas AG, the manufacturer of the Converis Current Research Information System (CRIS), has been acquired by Thomson Reuters, in a highly expected re-alignment of the research information management market following Elsevier's acquisition of Atira last year. The large Converis customer basis in the UK and Continental Europe will now have the opportunity to enjoy deeper integration with TR InCites as a result, while Thomson Reuters will become more involved in euroCRIS activity.