The Spring 2023 membership meeting

was held May 30-June 1, 2023 in Brussels. The presentations delivered at the event are available


euroCRIS maintains the DRIS (Directory of Research Information Systems) to provide a snapshot of the CRIS infrastructure worldwide

euroCRIS Repository

Did you know that euroCRIS maintains a Repository that holds hundreds of publications on CRISs, including all the papers presented at euroCRIS events.



The presentations delivered at the May 30-Jun 1, 2023 Spring membership meeting organised by the EWI Department of the Flemish Government in Brussels are already available in the euroCRIS repository. The repository records, which often include the extended abstracts that event attendees submitted in advance, have also been linked from the MM2023Brussels programme.


During the official dinner of the Spring 2023 membership meeting at the Atomium Restaurant in Brussels, former euroCRIS President Ed Simons was awarded the euroCRIS medal of exceptional merit. The medal was delivered by the current euroCRIS President Jan Dvořák and recognises the massive contribution Ed Simons has made to the research information management community and to euroCRIS over many years.

Dris Form

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 11:08 -- Elonisas Webmaster

DRIS: Directory of Research Information Systems

CRIS type. Possible values: institutional, funder, regional, national, international, aggregation, other
Organisation served by the CRIS or running the CRIS
Name of the CRIS. If there’s also an acronym, it can be added in brackets
CRIS solution. Possible values are in-house-built, Pure, Converis, Symplectic Elements, DSpace-CRIS, Haplo, Worktribe, etc. Details may be added to complete the description for an in-house-built platform, eg “In-house-built (Java/Webservices)”
URL for an open CRIS portal, eg If the CRIS has no open portal, then a URL may be used that provides info on the system itself such as
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Thu, 05/10/2017 - 11:37 -- Ed Simons
Two important landmarks for CERIF 1. The CERIF API (version 1.0 - August 2015) The CERIF API  enables 3rd party software programs to access and reuse Research Information maintained in Current Research Information Systems (CRIS).  The primary objectives of the CERIF API are the following:
  1. Facilitate the interoperability of CRIS systems and their integration with other information systems.


Wed, 04/10/2017 - 15:21 -- Elonisas Webmaster

This release makes a few additions based on current experience with CERIF usage. On the other hand, the use of some attributes in the model is deprecated - these attributes will go away in a future release. The more appropriate way of expressing the information now is using a classification or federated identifiers.

See below for a detailed list of changes.

Main features of CERIF

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 15:19 -- Elonisas Webmaster

CERIF (the Common European Research Information Format) is: 

  • A concept about research entities and their relationships – Specification (Conceptual Level) 
  • A description of research entities and their relationships – Model (Logical Level)
  • A formalization of research entities and their relationships – Database Scripts (Physical Level) 

Click on the image below to get an introductory presentation on CERIF (ppt). 


Update on forthcoming euroCRIS events

After a successful return to the face-to-face euroCRIS membership meetings at the Van der Valk Hotel in Nijmegen where our Autumn 2022 Strategic Membership Meeting was held, we are happy to announce that the next Spring 2023 membership meeting will take place on May 31 and June 1 in Brussels, with an in-person Board meeting and CERIF Tutorial to be held on Tue May 30. At the time of writing he venue for the event hasn't yet been confirmed by the local organisers the EWI Department for Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish Government, but this will be confirmed here as soon as we are told.

A call for contributions from euroCRIS members for this #MM2023Brussels will soon be circulated via our mailing list together with the confirmation of the event venue.

The following in-person euroCRIS events will be the Autumn 2023 Strategic Membership Meeting – to be held at the Public University Navarra (UPNA) in Pamplona, Spain sometime in November 2023 (dates will again be confirmed when available) – and the CRIS2024 Conference, to take place 15-17 May, 2024 at the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien).


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