CASRAI (Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information) was founded in 2006 as an international, non-profit membership organisation led by research institutions and their partners. Its main aim was to reduce the administrative burden on the research community associated to the process of collecting information from researchers during the research lifecycle. In 2020, CASRAI ceased to exist as an organisation.
euroCRIS is now taking over the management and curation of the CASRAI Catalogue of elements. This catalogue is the result of a joint effort of business owners that semantically described elements related to research and education, and placed them in a relational context. The original CASRAI Catalogue of elements is being transferred into in a Github repository managed by euroCRIS and the content will be used to enrich the CERIF format – the Common European Research Information Format used for exchanging research information stored in research information systems – in a semantically interoperable manner.