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Activity: Start a New National CASRAI Chapter in Your Country

Sponsored and led by the CASRAI Board and Secretariat

The intent of this form is to help organize and collect volunteers and expressions of interest for starting a new national CASRAI chapter in your country. Your participation in this outreach process will contribute to the success of this effort. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Call to Action

The CASRAI mission is to adapt the principles and best practices of open standards and data governance to lead and facilitate key stakeholders in annual deliberations to develop ‘standard information agreements’ that serve as bridges between research information users. CASRAI agreements cover all the key information requirements that relate to the management of research throughout its life cycle. This includes information requirements related to applications for funds, CVs, project and funds management, compliance requirements, reporting as well as research data management and scholarly communications. Our vision is for all stakeholders (institutions, funders, publishers and software providers) to adopt the resulting ‘invisible infrastructure’ in their local software and processes so we can collectively enable stable, predictable and comparable results when sharing research information throughout the life cycle.

Research Information (about Researchers, Organisations, Projects, Equipment, etc) is collected and managed at the local level by researchers and their institutions. The structure and requirements for that research information are strongly impacted by the governments and other funding sources in your country.

The purpose of a national chapter of CASRAI in your country is to (a) organize research institutions to constructively influence those national requirements, (b) ensure the feasibility and efficiency of collecting the information in local systems and (c) bring your national institutional perspective to the wider international CASRAI efforts towards standardization. CASRAI is organized via these national chapters. These national chapters are led by research institutions in each country.

Please join your colleagues in the national research communities in Canada and in the United Kingdom and reach out to us to start your own chapter - all it takes is one leading institution in your country to get things started.

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