International research to speak one language
Connotea Imports 2012-04-08
"Universities and researchers will be able to improve the efficiencies of their research and remove obstacles in their collaborations, thanks to a new strategic partnership between the UK and Canada. The Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI), a community-driven membership organisation founded in Canada, has invited JISC to be its first UK member. The two organisations will work together to advance a standard data dictionary for research and to advance a common global approach to research interoperability. CASRAI’s vision is for all research teams around the world to have a single authoritative and reusable 'file' on themselves and their projects and be able to quickly produce and exchange any information needed, without retyping....Josh Brown, JISC programme manager, adds, “...In just one example, imagine a universal 'auto-correct' that resolves terminologies between countries and disciplines and frees the researchers to focus on the concepts....” For datasets, JISC and CASRAI will work together...to explore how we can incorporate the discovery and accessibility of scientific datasets into the standard dictionary...."