One of euroCRIS's goals is to create and offer services to the international research information community. These services are meant more specifically to share expertise and knowledge about research information systems and to support and inspire the RIS community in the creation and/or use of CRISs. At the moment euroCRIS offers the following two main services.

CERIF: the Common European Research Information Format: which is both:

  • An extensive datamodel, covering all aspects of research information, which can be used as a reference model for the creation of new as well as the extension of existing research information systems.
  • A research information exchange format (CERIF-XML) which is an international standard for the exchange of information between CRISs or between CRISs and other information systems, e.g. OA Repositories, Research Data systems and others, both on a local, national or international level.

DRIS: international Directory of Research Information Systems

Analoguous to the DOAR for OA Repositories, the DRIS provides an international online catalogue/overview of existing research information systems. Part of the service is an online (DRIS-)form by means of which members of the RIS community can submit their research information system(s) for inclusion in the DRIS.

euroCRIS REPOSITORY: an international database of publications on research information

euroCRIS maintains an international repository holding hundreds of publications on research information and related issues, among which all publications and other contributions presented at euroCRIS events: Conferences and Membership Meetings. This provides a rich source of information to  the euroCRIS Community and anyone interested in developments going on within the field of research information in general and CRISs in particular, be it on a local, national or international level.


euroCRIS engages in projects aimed at optimising the knowledge about as well as use and development of research information systems and research information in general. This includes the further development and implementation of standards such as the CERIF data- and exchange model and the use of research information and CRISs in (inter)national frameworks and applications such as OpenAIRE and the EU Open Data initiative.