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euroCRIS is currently participating in various international projects. These include some EU-funded projects. On top of this, funding has recently been secured for the OpenAIRE-supported METIS2OpenAIRE project. 

Ongoing projects

METIS2OpenAIRE (2018-02-01 to 2018-05-15)
The METIS2OpenAIRE project has been awarded funding under the end-of-2017 OpenAIRE call for tenders. The project, funded in the category of 'Repository Tools and Services', sets out to make a first institutional CRIS system compatible with the recently released updated version (v1.1) of the CERIF-XML OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers. This work to enhance system interoperability will first and foremost be carried out on the METIS CRIS at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. In order to ensure a widespread adoption of the new OpenAIRE Guidelines, the project is also working with two external, budget-neutral partners that have committed to its implementation on their respective solutions: these are Pure and OMEGA-PSIR


Jisc Research Data Shared Service (RDSS)
Collaboration with the Jisc RDSS project for the CERIFication of the underlying data model. The Jisc RDSS aims to enable researchers to easily deposit data for publication, discovery, safe storage, long term archiving and preservation. euroCRIS is teaming up with the Jisc in order for the RDSS solution to achieve the maximum possible degree of system interoparability that will allow the service to interact with a wide range of external services and platforms including CRIS systems.



VRE4EIC (2015-10-01 to 2018-09-30)
VRE4EIC is the most recent EU-funded project that euroCRIS is taking part in. VRE4EIC stands for Europe-wide Interoperable Virtual Research Environment to Empower Multidisciplinary Research Communities and Accelerate Innovation and Collaboration. It started in October 2015 and its main goal is 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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