On 10 February I gave a presentation on Organisational Identifiers and the outputs from the working group at the Jornadas FCCN workshop.
I had been kindly invited over there by João Moreira and I’d like to thank him and FCCN for their invitation and hospitality. Although the workshop was in Portuguese, so it’s difficult for me to summarise the other presentations, it was a great opportunity to disseminate the outputs from the group to a non-UK audience. There are clearly lessons learned from the group that are relevant internationally and not restricted to the UK. Although the original aim of the Organisational Identifier review, for example, was to focus on the UK, it soon became clear that many use cases have an international element as researchers and research groups collaborate more and more beyond the borders of their institution and home nation.
From discussions with João, it would seem that there is a lot of interest in Portugal in the work of Jisc, in particular in areas such as open access, research data, ORCID and the work of the CASRAI-UK pilot. There has also been interest from Sweden and the Netherlands on the work of this pilot, its outputs and lessons learned. Although we are trying to solve UK issues on organisational identifiers, data management plans and open access reporting the work is proving useful for other countries.
You can view and download my presentation from the Jornadas FCCN workshop here on Slideshare.