CASRAI to Become a DuraSpace Project
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"The Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) improves the flow of information within and between research stakeholders by developing and maintaining standard information agreements among various stakeholders in the research enterprise. The DuraSpace organization and CASRAI are pleased to announce that CASRAI is now a project of DuraSpace. Together they will work to enable CASRAI in becoming a sustainable, community-driven project; on continuing to develop new community-based standards; and on expanding the CASRAI community beyond the over 50 organizations currently engaged with the project. The CASRAI community has developed the CASRAI standard dictionary of research administration information to facilitate controlled information exchanges between stakeholders enabling collaborative teams to work across academic research, clinical, and applied domains. The dictionary is shared infrastructure meant to serve as a key component of the national and international interoperability strategies of research organizations. It represents the integrated outputs (and ongoing maintenance) of an international network of subject matter experts from stakeholder organizations. The dictionary is intended as a canonical collection of common terms and their descriptors as well as basic structural groupings. For more information about CASRAI, please visit: casrai.org Speaking for a long-time member of the CASRAI community, Dr Simon Kerridge, Director of Research Services at the University of Kent and CASRAI Chair said, “I strongly support CASRAI’s alliance with DuraSpace. It ensures the sustainability of the CASRAI effort, and it signals the growing maturity of this exciting collaborative enterprise. But most important, the connection with DuraSpace will drive innovation that research offices, libraries, and other campus services concerned with knowledge and research information management can offer their communities."..."