Current Research Information Systems
The International Organisation for Research Information


euroCRIS is involved in various international projects, among which EU-funded projects.

On-going projects


PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research) aims to support the European Commission’s Recommendation to Member States of July 2012 that they develop and implement policies to ensure Open Access to all outputs from publicly-funded research.

PASTEUR4OA will help develop and/or reinforce open access strategies and policies at the national level and facilitate their coordination among all Member States. It will build a network of centres of expertise in Member States that will develop a coordinated and collaborative programme of activities in support of policymaking at the national level under the direction of project partners.

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Starting in 2015, euroCRIS will be participating in another EC-funded project: HOLA CLOUD. The full title of the project is: Effective collaboration for European RD and Innovation in software, services and Cloud computing: Knowledge discovery and Road mapping. HOLA CLOUD aims to establish effective mechanisms for efficient collaboration among the members of the software, services and Cloud computing community. The euroCRIS team will be key in the 2 main deliverables: an online platform where CERIF will format the metadata for the content, and a scientific conference, first of a series roadmapping the cloud computing developments in Europe.  
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The latest project euroCRIS is involved in is called VRE4EIC. VRE4EIC stands for Europe-wide Interoperable Virtual Research Environment to Empower Multidisciplinary Research Communities and Accelerate Innovation and Collaboration. It started October 2015 and has as its goal to develop a reference architecture and prototypes to be used for future VREs. euroCRIS is the leader of a Work Package related to interoperability, metadata and research contextualisation, during which mappings of several formats to and from CERIF are expected and wished to be standardised to allow for – amongst other things - interoperability between e-Research Infrastructures around datasets and software services.
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CERIF-CRIS Reference Implementation (CC-REFIM) and CERIF compatibility testing system

The project goals are:

  • To provide a reference system able to reliably check and confirm CERIF compatibility of
    • (a) CERIF-CRIS software platforms (e.g. PURE, CONVERIS, Symplectic Elements, Research in View, etc.) and
    • (b) individual operational CERIF-CRIS systems currently in production, for example institutional, national or international CRIS (e.g. OpenAIREplus, EuroRIs-Net+).
  • To develop an open system that will be available for any interested party to study and understand CERIF down to the implementation level.
Finished projects
Although the project finished in 2014, the platform,, is still alive and you can browse and request datasets: have a look! Also, check the nice video presenting the ENGAGE platform!
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