We are pleased to announce that thanks to translation support from CONCYTEC, the Peruvian National Council for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation, the international Survey of Research Information Management Practices, collaboratively developed by OCLC Research and euroCRIS, is now available in a Spanish-language version.
CONCYTEC will be encouraging the completion of the survey by research organizations across Peru. Andres Melgar, Director for Evaluation and Knowledge Management of CONCYTEC states,
CONCYTEC’s Direction of Evaluation and Knowledge Management is currently assessing RIM practices and capacities in Peruvian universities and research institutes, and finds that the OCLC & euroCRIS RIM Survey is a most valuable instrument which will be of great assistance in this endeavor towards the establishment of a national RIM infrastructure based on global standards.
CONCYTEC is a decentralized public body under the authority of the Peruvian Presidency of the Council of Ministers. Its mission is to formulate national science, technology and innovation (STI) policies and plans, and to promote and manage actions to create and transfer scientific knowledge and technology on behalf of the social and economic development of the country. Through its Direction of Evaluation and Knowledge Management, CONCYTEC is responsible for fostering the establishment and development of a national network of scientific information and interoperability with the goal of enabling timely and efficient management of STI statistics and the gathering of the information required for STI planning, operation, and promotion in the country.
We believe that this survey will provide valuable information to other stakeholders worldwide, including librarians, research administrators, institutional researchers, policy makers, and university and research institutional leaders. We encourage you to share information about this survey and to help ensure that your institution participates.
Rebecca Bryant is Senior Program Officer at OCLC where she leads research and initiatives related to research information management in research universities.