euroCRIS supports the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information

Tue, 04/06/2024 - 16:36 -- euroCRIS Secret...

euroCRIS, the international not-for-profit association of research information management and its associated systems, welcomes and supports the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information. euroCRIS encourages not only its members but also other institutions that produce research information to take up and implement the Declaration. This initiative contributes to further international cooperation and knowledge-sharing across the research information community and to increased levels of openness, transparency, standardisation, and interoperability of research information and related infrastructures.

euroCRIS has historically promoted open research information among its members and beyond, for instance by strongly encouraging an open research portal to be available when receiving candidate entries for the Directory of Research Information Systems (DRIS) that it maintains for the research information management community.

euroCRIS also develops and maintains the Common European Research Information Format (CERIF) to support information interchange among Current Research Information Systems (CRISs) or between CRISs and other systems. For the particular use case of communicating research information from a CRIS to the OpenAIRE infrastructure, we applied the CERIF standard in a series of more detailed OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers.

As of 4 June 2024, the official list of supporters of the Barcelona Declaration already includes euroCRIS.