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An ORCID based synchronization framework for a national CRIS ecosystem.

Mendes Moreira J, Cunha A, Macedo N - F1000Res (2015)

Bottom Line: This framework embraces the "input once, re-use often" principle, and will enable a substantial reduction of the research output management burden by allowing automatic information exchange between the various national systems.The design of the framework followed best practices in rigorous software engineering, namely well-established principles in the research field of consistency management, and relied on formal analysis techniques and tools for its validation and verification.Formal specification languages and automated verification tools were used to analyze the specifications and generate usage scenarios, useful for validation with the stakeholder and essential to certificate compliant services.

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Affiliation: FCCN, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Lisboa, 1700-066, Portugal.

ABSTRACT
PTCRIS (Portuguese Current Research Information System) is a program aiming at the creation and sustained development of a national integrated information ecosystem, to support research management according to the best international standards and practices. This paper reports on the experience of designing and prototyping a synchronization framework for PTCRIS based on ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). This framework embraces the "input once, re-use often" principle, and will enable a substantial reduction of the research output management burden by allowing automatic information exchange between the various national systems. The design of the framework followed best practices in rigorous software engineering, namely well-established principles in the research field of consistency management, and relied on formal analysis techniques and tools for its validation and verification. The notion of consistency between the services was formally specified and discussed with the stakeholders before the technical aspects on how to preserve said consistency were explored. Formal specification languages and automated verification tools were used to analyze the specifications and generate usage scenarios, useful for validation with the stakeholder and essential to certificate compliant services.

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Initial PTCRIS profile.
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Mentions: As the initial state of this scenario, consider the PTCRIS and ORCID user profiles presented below, over which both theIMPORTED andEXPORTED consistency predicates are enforced (simulating, for instance, the DeGóis CV management system). The PTCRIS profile consists of two productions, none selected to be exported, that do not share UIDs, and thus cannot be considered similar, as depicted inFigure 4.


An ORCID based synchronization framework for a national CRIS ecosystem.

Mendes Moreira J, Cunha A, Macedo N - F1000Res (2015)

Initial PTCRIS profile.
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f4: Initial PTCRIS profile.
Mentions: As the initial state of this scenario, consider the PTCRIS and ORCID user profiles presented below, over which both theIMPORTED andEXPORTED consistency predicates are enforced (simulating, for instance, the DeGóis CV management system). The PTCRIS profile consists of two productions, none selected to be exported, that do not share UIDs, and thus cannot be considered similar, as depicted inFigure 4.

Bottom Line: This framework embraces the "input once, re-use often" principle, and will enable a substantial reduction of the research output management burden by allowing automatic information exchange between the various national systems.The design of the framework followed best practices in rigorous software engineering, namely well-established principles in the research field of consistency management, and relied on formal analysis techniques and tools for its validation and verification.Formal specification languages and automated verification tools were used to analyze the specifications and generate usage scenarios, useful for validation with the stakeholder and essential to certificate compliant services.

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Affiliation: FCCN, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Lisboa, 1700-066, Portugal.

ABSTRACT
PTCRIS (Portuguese Current Research Information System) is a program aiming at the creation and sustained development of a national integrated information ecosystem, to support research management according to the best international standards and practices. This paper reports on the experience of designing and prototyping a synchronization framework for PTCRIS based on ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). This framework embraces the "input once, re-use often" principle, and will enable a substantial reduction of the research output management burden by allowing automatic information exchange between the various national systems. The design of the framework followed best practices in rigorous software engineering, namely well-established principles in the research field of consistency management, and relied on formal analysis techniques and tools for its validation and verification. The notion of consistency between the services was formally specified and discussed with the stakeholders before the technical aspects on how to preserve said consistency were explored. Formal specification languages and automated verification tools were used to analyze the specifications and generate usage scenarios, useful for validation with the stakeholder and essential to certificate compliant services.

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