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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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PTCRIS profile after user update.
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f6: PTCRIS profile after user update.

Mentions: Now imagine that the user, after examining the production’s meta-data concluded that the two productions at the PTCRIS profile actually represent the same research output. To unify them, the user introduces a UID fromProduction0 inProduction1 (e.g.,DOI0), rendering them similar. Then, this update can be propagated to other services by exportingProduction1 to ORCID that acts as the research hub, as depicted inFigure 6 (productions set to be exported are denoted by bold frames).


An ORCID based synchronization framework for a national CRIS ecosystem.

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

PTCRIS profile after user update.
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f6: PTCRIS profile after user update.
Mentions: Now imagine that the user, after examining the production’s meta-data concluded that the two productions at the PTCRIS profile actually represent the same research output. To unify them, the user introduces a UID fromProduction0 inProduction1 (e.g.,DOI0), rendering them similar. Then, this update can be propagated to other services by exportingProduction1 to ORCID that acts as the research hub, as depicted inFigure 6 (productions set to be exported are denoted by bold frames).

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.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

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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