In order to strengthen its position as a leading provider of solutions for research and publications management at universities, PCG Academia has joined euroCRIS, a European association dedicated to  the promotion of Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) and their interoperability – on an institutional, national and international level.

euroCRIS, founded in 2002, is an international not-for-profit association that brings together experts on research information and research information systems. The mission of euroCRIS is to promote cooperation and share knowledge within the research information community, as well as to advance the interoperability of research information through CERIF, the Common European Research Information Format. euroCRIS provides the framework for information exchange across a broad variety of stakeholders: researchers, research managers and administrators, research councils, research funders, entrepreneurs and technology transfer organizations.

As an institutional member of euroCRIS, PCG will be able to participate and shape the discussion on CRIS systems and open access institutional repositories, as well as on data access and exchange mechanisms, standards and guidelines, that takes place within the euroCRIS community.

“PCG Academia is very happy to join euroCRIS community. We hope to become a bridge between the association and Polish universities, and facilitate the dialogue around CRIS systems and best practices in research information management in our country. We also believe that partnership with euroCRIS will support our international expansion in this market segment” said Łukasz Nowak, the Vice President at PCG Academia”.

“We see PCG Academia as an important addition to our association. Their experience in managing the publications of leading universities in Poland and cooperation with the National Information Processing Institute responsible for the universities’ scientific evaluation process mean they can offer valuable input to the work of euroCRIS” – added Pablo de Castro, the Technical Secretary of euroCRIS.

Becoming a member of euroCRIS is part of PCG Academia’s strategy of further expansion into the research information management market segment both in Poland and internationally. PCG is already a partner of Lyrasis and as a certified Service Provider, it delivers a range of services around DSpace repositories, including migrations, installations and integrations. With a number of systems under the Sciencecloud brand, PCG also supports leading universities in Poland in the management of their research and scientific activity, in the context of the countrywide scientific evaluation process and internationalization.