CERIF (Common European Research Information Format)

The Common European Research Information Format is the standard that the EU recommends to its member states for recording information about research activity. Since version 1.6 it has included specific support for recording metadata for datasets.

Summary Edit

Standard Website
http://www.eurocris.org/cerif/main-features-cerif
Specification
http://www.eurocris.org/Uploads/Web%20pages/CERIF-1.6/documentation/MInfo.html
Sponsors
euroCRIS
European University Information System
Contact
euroCRIS
Standard Update Date
2013-07-25
Status
Testing & review (version 1.6)
Subjects
General Research Data
Disciplines
Multi-disciplinary

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OpenAIRE Guidelines for publication repositories, data archives and CRIS systems Edit

The OpenAIRE Guidelines are a suite of application profiles designed to allow research institutions to make their scholarly outputs visible through the OpenAIRE infrastructure. The profiles are based on established standards and designed to be used in conjunction with the OAI-PMH metadata harvesting protocol:

  • The OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repositories are based on Dublin Core;
  • The OpenAIRE Guidelines for Data Archives are based on the DataCite Metadata Schema;
  • The OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers is based on CERIF.

While the focus of each profile is different, they allow for interlinking and the contextualization of research artefacts.

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Converis Edit

Current research information system implementing the CERIF standard. Originally developed by Avedas but now a product of Thomson Reuters.

Pure Edit

Current research information system developed by Elsevier that implements the CERIF standard.

OpenAIRE Validator Edit

This service validates OAI-PMH metadata records against the OpenAIRE Guidelines for publication repositories, data archives and current research information systems.

Symplectic Elements Edit

Current research information system implementing the CERIF standard.

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OpenAIRE Edit

A European Scholarly Communication Infrastructure that aggregates bibliographic metadata from a network of publication repositories, data archives and CRIS following the OpenAIRE Guidelines. Together with additional authoritative information, the objects and their relationships described by the metadata form an information space graph which can be traversed by users and accessed via APIs by other services. The metadata primarily support discovery and monitoring services.